Doubletree by Hilton Kosice
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... not know exactly how many young educated people have left Hungary to work overseas.
How interesting is that.The British government doesn't know either!
* Even though we miss out on Sarospatak, if you are passing this way, it does seem to merit a visit.
*We have supper at the only restaurant in the village. It tastes surprisingly good.
... us continued to Sarospatak to tour the Rakoczi family castle. The village is cute and the streets leading up to the castle are lined with vendors selling everything from candy to langos (fried bread) to souvenirs. The castle itself is well maintained, with an extensive park surrounding it. There were several places where you could see the depth of the walls, which must have been at least 3 or 4 feet thick. The main gate had a really cool handle that looked like a hand holding a ...
... 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 ...
... the mountains. This caslte was in very good condition compared to most castle I’ve visited, and in fact, it was the biggest one I’ve ever seen. It was cool because most of what was still up was original and you could see the whole courtyard and the defense systems. We even got lucky and got in for free because of the day we were on, and got to see a very entertaining sword fight show with people dressed in medieval times.
All in all, Kosice was a nice town. There ...
... 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 ...