Vig Apat Hotel
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... it's just shy of six in the morning and the sun is up. The folk round here must be an industrious bunch. We are by a country road but the traffic started up before five, competing with a nearby cockerel to get us up and about. I say we, but Mick as usual is still in his pit. 6am and the nearby church bell sparks up. Constant single note, get up, get up, get to work.
So we are up before 6am ...
... it to be medicine. Unicum is a Hungarian spirit which makes cough medicine taste good, definitely an acquired taste. We killed three bottles over the weekend.
Driving across Hungary the highways often looked eerily like any scenery in the U.S., perhaps eastern Ohio, complete with the occasional Burger King sign. It was mostly flat, with some very gently rolling hills, with some occasional rather large ridges. The towns were a dead giveaway that you ...
... 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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