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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 ...
... an idea!
As soon as one enters the lake, it's immediately clear that it is all natural. There were beautiful lily pads growing throughout and plants growing from the bottom of the lake upwards that tickle your feet as you swim by. The lakes water renews itself every 2-3 days so there is an abundance of life thriving off the rich mineral waters that come up from the Earth. Lots of "floaties" in the water too... ...
Zack and I just spent the last week at the largest and most popular lake in Hungary: Lake Balaton. The lake is HUGE, as in the average width of the lake is 5 miles across. Besides admiring the vastness of the lake, we also "enjoyed" seeing lots of sunburnt skin - as in more skin than anyone ever needs to see. Ever. We also cooked LOTS of Hungarian food, drank wine (which the region is famous for), and attended a genuine Hungarian birthday party.
... 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 ...
... I continued on the adult path and Alex was sentenced to juvenile for his height and age. He was very upset, he was almost crying.
I actually loved the courses and really like the zip-lines they had going over a small lake with lots of gold-fish. There were several times were I got stuck behind a group of teenagers having fun and shouting and laughing as they tried to throw each other off the ropes and wires ...
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