Hunguest Hotel Palota
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Headed South into Hungary, on the back roads, the rain has stopped, the roads are good and with very little traffic I've had a fun day. Bimbled along at around 60 mph just taking in the sites. Temperature in the high 20's so all good. Managed to get 390 miles out of a tank so I must be taking is slow!!
The journey from Esztergom to Eger begun with a detour to a medieval citadel overlooking the small village of Visegrad. Hungarian Kings used this citadel as their residence from time to time over the years and is considered culturally significant, however it is best summed up as appearing identical to a set taken straight out of a renaissance fair, with knight costumes, archery and horse riding. Driving to Eger proved to be my undoing, as complacency got the best of ...
... some interesting 3-D painted altars replacing ones that were burned in a fire. Next to it was the Town Hall and an old fashioned pharmacy. We had to go back to the car to plug the meter, then walked back through the other side of town towards the large Basilica. On several houses there were markers showing the height of the water during the 1878 flood- it would have been up to my nose! Across from the Basilica is a university that has a beautiful library- it was built by ...
... tasting room that could accommodate bigger groups. Along with our tasting, we had a snack of local bread spread with duck fat, sprinkled with salt and paprika and a side of sliced onions. Typical Hungarian snack, not necessarily appropriate wine tasting fare- I had some bread but skipped the onions... Then it was down to the cellars. When we first entered the property we saw large stainless containers where the grapes we kept after harvest, ...
... As we cross borders we try to spend out all coins... Coffee, candy, cookies all work. Around noon we crossed into Slovakia. Still in the Tatra Mountains, the scenery was beautiful. One of the first villages we passed was a Roma (Gypsy) village. Thirteen per cent of Slovakia's population is Roma. Many are still quite nomadic or live in villages set up by the Communist regime. Assimilation has been difficult in Slovakia and Romania, more successful in other ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet