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Travel Blogs from Heviz
... backpackers and we are fairly done in anyway.
Whilst the fabric of the hostel isn't the best, the service and general bonhomie from the people running it makes it a special place indeed.
I need to get an early start for Bratislava so go to bed completely worn out.
No pictures as they are all on the camera. None taken with the tablet. In time, I will upload the camera pictures for all entries.
Next we headed towards Lake Balaton in Western Hungary, the Hungarian equivalent of the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia. The lake is enormous with countless surrounding towns and is populated by locals, tourists and part-time residents all of whom come to enjoy the many beaches, hot temperatures and warm waters of this amazing lake. Our first destination was the town of Heviz at the Southwest end of the lake, which ...
... 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 ...
Yay back to the waterside where I can cool off in the 25degree water.
Lake Balaton is the kind of crazy warm you don't feel cold hopping into.
Not even at 2am.
On Saturday morning I got the slooooow train here. As often happens on
the intercity trains I got talking to the 3 Germans in my seat cabin.
Turns out they live in the region of Cologne, which is Dusseldorfs neighbouring city.
Turns out they were ...
Today we left Budapest and drove an hour to Lake Balaton. All the HUngarians flock here because it's the closest thing they have to an ocean and it's the biggest lake in Europe. We had pizza along the lake while listening to the waiters scream at the cooks who war ringing bells every few seconds for them to deliver the food. Big headache.
Then we did one of the worst things in the world for a person ...