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Jul 31, 2014 - Mezökövesd

I have never heard thunder this loud before. Nor did Stephanie. The window panes literally shook from the loud claps and rumbles of the thunderstorm. I thought the storm we had in Szeged was powerful, but this was much worse. The rain slammed down hard, creating a thick curtain of water that looked as if the street was in a dense fog. And it was loud! Lightning illuminated the entire house creating eerie shadows on the walls, especially through the window panes. It was a sequence from a classic black and white horror film. Both Stephanie...

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Jul 25, 2011 - Slovakia done - very small country!!

22ND June Ok so the thing about Slovakia is that it is a very small country. We are going down the Eastern side so we find our selves on the Hungarian border already!! It’s a really beautiful place very hilly and forested interspersed with villages and old little towns. We set off from the Tataras Lomiemca camp in low gery cloud, a real shame because the views would have been stunning – reminds you of Wales really. We ended up in the mediaeval walled town of Levoca where we found a fantastic hotel overlooking the wonderful town square. Our...

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Apr 17, 2005 - Sarospotok, Hungary

I have never found cemeteries or graveyards to my liking, but somehow my dad talked me into coming and seeing the unkept mess of a Jewish cemetery in Sarospatak, Hungary. Now I realize that going and seeing the graves of my dad's ancestors was a truly important part of our trip. We walked through a park and onto a street that looked like a normal ordinary street, until we came to the big black gates with the high rock walls on all sides and barbed wire around the top. "Its a jail, my parents are taking me to my ancestors jail" I thought. I...

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Apr 15, 2005 - Kosice

Kosice is the second largest town in Slovakia. It has a magnificent old town centre, many blocks long. The usual churches are in the middle of it, there is an underground tour of the old streets (I would love to see what's under Vancouver) and a horde of gold coins found there in the 1970's. We landed at the bus station and navigated to a Pension. It is down a courtyard over the Pilot's Club. We czeched in, and were given keys to our room, the building, and the main gate at the end of the alley. It was Friday afternoon, and the owners said...

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Aug 15, 2004 - Tokaj, Hungary

Probably the last side trip in Hungary brought us to one of the most famous wine regions east of France. It meant taking one of the last longer train trips we'll have for a while (about 3 hours). I think I jinxed myself because as we neared the stop for Tokaj and was thinking that it had been the most pleasant train experience yet - comfortable, plush seats, pleasant temperature, and very few people. At each stop the train only pauses for a minute or two to let people off and on, so you have be ready at the door before the stop, which we...

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