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... and an old lady gives us a peach each when we explain that we don't want a whole bag. They are delicious.
With time for a beer at the lake before returning the bikes, we then head down to swim in the lake. Cooler than we were expecting, we are pleased to have been in anyway. And I am pleased that I did come here after all.
Once again, we eat the meal the hostel cooks for us but it's a quiet night ...
Balatonfured the capital of the lake towns and we arrived on a long weekend and spoilt for choice on where to go. Traffic was crazy as locals headed out of Budapest.
Today our choice was wine fest http://nagyonbalaton.hu/fured/ or contemporary
art: http://nagyonbalaton.hu/tihany/, we opted ...
... an idea!
As soon as one enters the lake, it's immediately clear that it is all natural. There were beautiful lily pads growing throughout and plants growing from the bottom of the lake upwards that tickle your feet as you swim by. The lakes water renews itself every 2-3 days so there is an abundance of life thriving off the rich mineral waters that come up from the Earth. Lots of "floaties" in the water too... ...
... br> On the drive home, we stopped in a town called Tihany that's on a peninsula jutting out into the lake. From a special rock in Tihany you can shout, and whatever you shout bounces off the hills on the other side of the lake and creates an echo!
This week was like a vacation within a vacation. When we weren't busy swimming, we managed to snap a few photos. We hope you enjoy them!
Your Week-Warrior Adventurers,
Katherine and Zack
... here, and we used the stay as down time after helping clean the vegetables that Eva picked from the garden.
Their neighbour, Pista Horvath, came over and invited us to pick peaches from his garden. Eva, Mom and I headed there, but not before stopping in his cellar to taste his homemade wine and strawberry/plum palinka! Then we walked through his garden, picking and eating all the peaches, plums, apples and green and purple grapes we could ...