Hotel Zlaty Dukat
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... It is our
intention to drop our bags and head for Sarospatak. But Erdobenye turns out to
be such a rural idyll, & the late afternoon light & temperature so mellow that we abandon
all ideas of more driving to Sarospatak. Our B & B also happens to be a small vineyard. Our hosts Ildiko & Peter are a charming young couple who have given up their teaching jobs to run the vineyard ...
... experience, all thanks to our amazing hostess Eva! We sat in front of a wall of bottles of Tokaji wine, all covered in the black mold covering the walls. The bottles were upright, due to the cooler than usual temperature. The winery owner has another cellar elsewhere in the village with a temperature of 14 degrees and those bottles can't be stored upright. One old bottle on the wall behind us was taken out to an exhibition and not kept at 8 degrees- the owner didn't realize ...
... and got caught up with everyone. While Eva cooked dinner for the group, we took a little walk to buy wine from a local winemaker, who's cellar we will be visiting tomorrow night. With our return, dinner was ready and we now had wine to accompany it! It tasted great after the long drive. After we helped wash up, we went for a little walk through the village to see where the wine cellar was that we'd have our tasting at. There were old wine presses ...
... incredible amounts of Vodka and another lunch. Steve truly fell in love with 77 year old John, evidenced by the pictures that follow.
Maria Vasil then took us on a short drive to Bester and the Church of The Horvath Family. To say it was moving would be a gross understatement. The emotions felt were totally overwhelming to Steve. And to myself as these are also our Childen's roots and the Horvath Family has been a part of me for 43 years.
Exhausted, emotionally ...
... the basket maker another local producer approached us and invited us to visit her farm. After allowing the others to get a closer view (I prefer not to die from a bee sting) we trekked back down to the road and waited for our ride to our next activity.
This next activity was to involve hiking, and with our last experience, we decided to wear proper shoes. We visited an old Polish village (Derenk) that had been abandoned in 1943. The village was initially home (beginning around ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking