Travel Blogs from Pecs
... I believe we had only three American couples on board, the rest of the group was Canadian, Irish, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian (or perhaps Croatian). Fortunately for us, the default language of the IAEA is English, but, oh the accents!
The bus left Vienna at 10:00 Friday morning, arriving in Villany late afternoon. The trip got off to a good start with UB40's "Red Red Wine" and one of the Hungarians pouring out shots of ...
... we sought out
a mosque from the Ottoman period. It was interesting to go inside.
It is used for worship on Fridays but is basically a museum for
visitors on other days. The Turkish government has apparently
provided much of the furnishings.
After 8pm we took an evening stroll
and came across a stage with a Klezmer band. I suppose this was
associated with the wine festival. An 8 piece band with a violin and
piano accordion providing the leads.
century, perhaps around the time that Constantin made Christianity
the state religion for the Empire. They are quite large structures
of various mausoleums of obviously wealthy families. A couple are
decorated with partially extant frescoes of christian motifs. Adam
and Eve with their fig leaves and Daniel and his lions are
recogniseable along with christograms. They appear to be in a
... with other Roman elite burials that are not christian.
There is also an expo of local area
wines in the town. We are in the Villany wine area that seems to
make very good full bodied reds. There is an avenue of tasting
booths along with food stalls. A couple of the food stalls were spit
roasting whole pigs which looked and smelt glorious.
We tasted a number of the reds. It was
great to try a ...
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introduced himself in the street and led us up to our 8th
We found everything closed for the
Pentacost Public holiday which made tea a little difficult. We roamed
around the town and found a very lively street full of bars and
eateries so we settled in there for tea. It was a plain ordinary
salad with chicken but the spiciness of the chicken was definitely
not ordinary. I guess this is Hungary, home of paprika.