Category Archives: Outside Budapest

Dream car, dream palace and a hidden abbey

The way to a lady’s heart is through having a cool car, being super rich but pretending to be super poor and somehow get together in a dream palace to have a happy end. This was all possible in 1934 … Continue reading

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Biking and hiking around – Eger 3.

Bike – You are in the heart of the wine region surrounded by many small villages. A few to mention: Noszvaj with its cellar houses and cave dwellings Szomolya, where everything is about cherry and wine Egerszalók, the thermal bath … Continue reading

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Wine all the time – Eger 2.

Eger is worth at least a one night stay. And what will you get in return? Start your day from the top. Climb the castle, walk along its walls, count the towers of the city and vineyards on the slopes … Continue reading

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“What have the Romans given us in return?” – Eger 1.

“What have the Romans given us in return?” being in Eger this Monty Python quote might occur with a slight change “what have the Turks given us in return?” … the longest novel (“Egri csillagok”/ “Eclipse of the Crescent  Moon”by … Continue reading

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A hug from a beast and winter fades away

According to the legend the Busó Carnival all started off during the Turkish times most likely when the beautiful city of Mohács along the River Danube was still occupied by the Ottoman Turks. Many people from the village had to … Continue reading

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1 goose, 2 geese, 3 St. Martin

Starving is not a good feeling but you can easily avoid it. All you have to do on St. Martin’s day is stuff yourself with goose dishes and you won’t go hungry the whole year. At least that what the … Continue reading

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Hungarian surreality bites

Last Sunday we set out for a hiking trip to the Börzsöny hills to explore the kind of cycling facilities the region has to offer. Pouring rain, bone-cutting wind and foggy hilltops welcome us at the peripheries of Budapest. But … Continue reading

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