Travel Blogs from Keszthely
... 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 ...
... 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... ...
... to the birthday party upon arrival at the lake last Saturday, and despite the fact that most of the activities were in Hungarian we still had fun. We thought we had a fighting chance at charades, but even that is played differently. Nevertheless, I managed to guess "butter" and Zack got "gypsey" so on some level we were able to participate. The party was for a friend turning 30, so we winery hopped played different games at each stop along the way. No bouncy castles ...
... local Riesling with a philosophical
Chicagoan and my pastry chef Dutch roommate. In Germany even the guys
drink wine spritzers. They would be labelled 'girly' back home for sure.
But here it's just an inside joke with myself.
I had my first legit goulash. Was super good, especially after waiting until 9 thirty for dinner. If I'd know it's be so late I would have gotten two dinners in!
At the hostel ...
... the trees. One German group of boys kept unclipping each other and cursing at each other in German. Don't even ask why I understood them.
When we were finished Alex came running towards me and Dad and didn't see the big thick metal wire in front of him. He got clothes-lined bad. The wire hit him square on the jaw and knocked him on to the ground. Ouch.
Then we checked into our hotel, went to the market and had dinner. ...
Other places to stay in Keszthely
Balatonpart 5, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Lovassy u 20, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Erzsebet Kiralnye Utja 23, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Kisfaludy u 11, Keszthely | Hotelfrom $19
Erzsebet kiralyne st 18, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $43
Pazmany Peter u 14, Keszthely | 3 star hotelfrom $62
8360 Keszthely, Keszthely | Hotelfrom $65