May 31, 2007
May 20, 2008
Took an easy few hour train today to Eger, a smallish town between the Matra and Bukk mountain ranges. Legend has it that the name Bulls blood comes from the Turkish invasion of Eger. The men consumed the wine during the fighting and the red of the wined stained their beards and faces. The Turks thought the red meant that the Hungarians drank bulls blood to give them the strength that they showed during the defense of their town. After a brief orientation and settle in we split off...some of us for lunch and to the castle etc. I decided to take a peek at the famous Baroque Cathedral, Minorite Church, in the dobo Istvan Square. It was built in 1758 and completed in 1771. I also took a look at the Eger Cathedral, a beautiful neo-classical church painted bright yellow. Really quite a relaxing and charming town...Tonight we visit the Valley of the Beautiful Women for wine tasting and a group dinner.