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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 ...
... a bit surprised we were having what seemed like an algae bath!
The afternoon rolled by and with hopes of a sunny day ahead, we decided to book a second night in the lake region on the Northern side of the lake. I think we truly outdid ourselves on dinner in this town...canned peaches, bread and Nutella - a culinary delight! Why is it that everything closes so early and you can't find a decent restaurant in ...
... hats were involved.
The next day we drove to a beautiful summer house lent to us by a family friend of Gabor, and we spent the remainder of the week sleeping in, swimming in the lake,
exploring the ruins of a local hill fort , looking at the stars through the telescope, drinking wine, and teaching a Hungarian and a Dane baseball! We also cooked and ate A LOT! While we literally Bar-B-Q'ed food, we figuratively Bar-B-Q'ed in the heat, but it was worth ...
... 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 ...
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 ...