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Travel Blogs from Keszthely
It is only with the promise of good weather that I head out to Balaton. I could easily stay in Budapest. Getting off the train at Revfulop, it feels like the wrong decision. The station is deserted and dilapidated and nothing seems very exciting. Still, I can see the hostel from the station. It looks very busy and they explain they have a group of cyclists staying. I move to my room and meet Tom. He and the Australian ...
... to rain and cool weather that wasn't clearing up any time soon. Determined to see Heviz Lake regardless, we set off to enjoy soaking in the thermal waters. Thankfully the lakes temperature remains around 38 degrees Celsius so the absolute downpour and cool weather didn't affect our visit in the least. Unfortunately, we didn't have a camera to capture any photos in the Lake, so we've included some we found online so you ...
... to the birthday party upon arrival at the lake last Saturday, and despite the fact that most of the activities were in Hungarian we still had fun. We thought we had a fighting chance at charades, but even that is played differently. Nevertheless, I managed to guess "butter" and Zack got "gypsey" so on some level we were able to participate. The party was for a friend turning 30, so we winery hopped played different games at each stop along the way. No bouncy castles ...
... a bar open to anyone. They had a classical
folk band and the combo of heat, music and jolly atmosphere made me feel
like I was in the islands. Also the generally feeling that time was of
Much later the two of us still awake went for a swim in the lake
with elegant white swans and a bright moon. My friend, not naming names,
kept complaining it was cold and that he was too much of a pussy to ...
Today we left Budapest and drove an hour to Lake Balaton. All the HUngarians flock here because it's the closest thing they have to an ocean and it's the biggest lake in Europe. We had pizza along the lake while listening to the waiters scream at the cooks who war ringing bells every few seconds for them to deliver the food. Big headache.
Then we did one of the worst things in the world for a person ...
Other places to stay in Keszthely
Balatonpart 5, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Lovassy u 20, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Erzsebet Kiralnye Utja 23, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Kisfaludy u 11, Keszthely | Hotelfrom $19
Erzsebet kiralyne st 18, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $43
Pazmany Peter u 14, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $62
8360 Keszthely, Keszthely | Hotelfrom $65