Rising Damp!

Trip Start May 05, 2013
Trip End Jul 14, 2013

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Domos Camping
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of Hungary  , Central Transdanubia,
Sunday, June 2, 2013

It rained most of the way to Hungary.  We managed to navigate our way through Vienna and on to the right motorway   The Austrian motorway started to deteriorate as we got nearer the border.  We got our vignette for the Hungarian motorway - 14Euros for 10 days.     We had already planned not to go directly to Budapest but to follow the river along the 'Danube bends' - a big loop in the river where there are hills on both sides and for most of the way the far bank is the border with Slovakia.

The Hungarian motorway was fine, better than the Austrian.  we stopped at a parking place for lunch and noticed a bloke walking around.  He tapped on the window  and tried to sell Rob a mobile phone!  He got short shrift of course.  He then proceeded to nip across 6 lanes of m'way and join his mate in a car parked the other side.   This goes to show why we keep all doors locked when we stop and don't leave the MH unattended!
Most of the lorries and cars seemed to be Romanian.
Once  we came off the m'way the roads really deteriorated and we bounced ,rattled and rolled along, going over loads of potholes, low manhole covers and unfenced railway crossings.
The villages seemed quite poor with lots of properties for sale.
We reached our campsite at Domos, right beside the Danube, and what a mighty river it is!
We were told not to pitch in the first 2 rows as the river was expected to flood!

It was still raining but we went for a quick walk to get our bearings .   The site was good with nice large pitches and 3 Dutch MH's and 2 caravans arrived after us.    We had planned to spend a few days and cycle on to the next village, Visegrad, where there is a castle on a hill.  However in Hungary it is not like in Austria where the Danube cycle path is a separate tarmac path running along beside the river.  here you have to ride mostly on the awful roads with the mad Hungarian drivers and the tour coaches on their  way to the Basilica at Estergom .
So we decided today (sun 2/6) to move on, and a good job too, as when we went to pay the girl in reception said the flood was coming and they expected that by the next day reception would be at least 3ft under water!!!   Apparently this happens every 5yrs or so.   The current is very strong on the bend and the river is sqeezed between the hills.
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