Wicked Winterfrost

This Wineyard Seems To Be Empty?

Posted in Hungary by talikas on July 22, 2009

lake balaton

Hungarians are very proud of their various alcoholic drinks, burning chili paprika, greasy salami and little cheese cakes (pogacio?), but they are absolutely worshipping Lake Balaton. So no wonder that the beautiful blue-muddy-water lake is so packed with tourists that it is almost impossible to find a beach free of charge or a private spot on the coast for camping. But after comical clambering in marshy Hungarian reed and not less comical climbing over a few fences, impossible is nothing, and soon we were swimming free and camping with the breathtaking view on the whole Balaton from the famous Badacsony Mountain (on the photo). Visiting local wine cellars in small villages, the Tihany Peninsula, observing precious mosquitoes with nice Hungarians, loads of sunbathing and rubber-mattress-sailing — it really was a perfect vacation.

After making a tour around Balaton, we returned to Budapest and soon started cruising back to Estonia through Slovakia (Slovakian Paradise hiking!), Poland (Auschwitz and Birkenau), Lithuania (excitingly stormy Palanga camping) and Latvia (mmmmm…Karums). Long way home…


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  1. T. said, on July 23, 2009 at 9:15 am

    pogacio => pogácsa
    Djuri => Gyuri

  2. Ülle said, on July 25, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Awsome picture !

  3. aaaartur said, on August 3, 2009 at 9:46 am

    ja miks pole juba 22.juulist ühtegi uut postitust?
    kodus sa olnud pole järelikult kusagil sa reisinud oled:)

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