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Sep 24, 2016 - Heading South

Day 14 – Saturday 24th September Budapest, Hungary - Szeged, Hungary - 127miles, total to date = 1,407miles Left Budapest on a lovely sunny morning & headed down to Szeged near the southern border with Romania. Despite our concerns about the language & currency etc we haven't had any real problems so hoping that Romania will be the same. It looks like we will have to get a vehicle pass at the border to drive on their roads but not sure what there is in the way of tolls or even motorways. We are now only planning to spend the one night in...

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Jul 27, 2014 - Hungarian Házibuli Part II

The lightning is still illuminating the skies around Szeged and the thunder is rolling further and further away. The large thunderstorm has passed over. In its wake: partially flooded roads, scattered debris, and some loss of electricity. Even the elevator next to the garage to take us up to the flat is out of commission due to the water that drained into it. I just came back in trying to take a few time-delay photographs of the lightning strikes in the distance, but, unfortunately, by the time I got out there and set it all up, the storm...

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Jul 26, 2014 - Day on the Tisza River

We had a slow morning which was nice since we were up so late last night. Zenny had just started her mid-morning nap when Izzy came out of her room. It was a few minutes past 10 am! At noon we walked along the Tisza river, this time in the opposite direction of town, to the best fish restaurant in Szeged: Kiskörössy Halászcsárda. This was not only mentioned in the guide book, a traveler's blog, but also by locals. And it is true! The food was some of the best we have had in Hungary. The restaurant is right next to the river, overlooking...

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Jul 25, 2014 - Hungarian Hàzibuli

Today we started our day by visiting the picturesque small town called Hódmezövásárhely that is about 30 minutes from Szeged. As we approached Hódmezövásárhely, we were immediately impressed with the bright and clean buildings, the well-paved roads, and the enormous amount of flowers and well-manicured landscaping. If you would say we are in a town in western Germany, we would not be able to tell otherwise for this place is very well-groomed. As Stephanie pointed out “this is what all of Hungary could look like.” And it is not like Hungary...

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Jul 22, 2014 - Salami and Paprika

On the ground floor of this apartment complex are little stores and businesses, including a bakery. Therefore, shortly after waking, Stephanie asked me to get some fresh brötchen for breakfast. Zenny was very distraught that I suddenly got dressed and unceremoniously went out the door to go downstairs that I had to return to ensure her I'd be back in a couple of minutes. Izzy, on the other hand, was still asleep, probably still tired from all the swimming yesterday. As soon as I got up to the counter, my brain, unfortunately, blanked on...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Swimming in Szeged

As I am working on this entry, I have the television on in the background for I have enjoyed occasionally sneaking a peak at the American television shows dubbed into Hungarian. Some of the voices are an almost perfect match. Earlier this evening, after dinner, we all watched “Hazibuli Attilaval” (“House Party with Attila”). It was a music variety show of many Hungarian rock stars performing their hits. Both of the girls bounced along with the music since many had a techno/electronica beat. Last night it was a very uncomfortably muggy and...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Drive to Szeged

It is hot in here! We are in a very nice apartment in the Hungarian city of Szeged and there is a heat wave happening. The temperature during the day was in the 90s and with the humidity it felt a lot higher. As we made our way south today, I occasionally was reminiscing about the cool waters of Lake Balaton for whenever we left the air-conditioned car, my shirt was immediately drenched with sweat. The flat we exchanged for is very modern in a new apartment building. I was very surprised to see this for my memory of Hungarian apartments...

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May 25, 2010 - Szeged

Szeged Mit dem "Intercity" (ein alter ausrangierter Wagon mit noch aelterer Diesellok) gings ueber die Grenze nach Ungarn, wo wir im sehr schoenen Szeged eintrafen. Hier wurde in Monarchiezeiten die Salamiproduktion erfunden, sowie die Paprikapulverherstellung, bei welcher 1 Ungar den Nobelpreis bekam fuer seine Entdeckung des Vitamin C. Gemaess den lokalen Bauten, Speisekarten, Supermarktketten, Banken, Versicherungen,... glaubt man in Oesterreich gelandet zu sein. Wir genossen die (wettermaessig) mediterrane Athmosphaere und die junge,...

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Nov 29, 2006 - Wasted Again in Paprikaville

well, actually I'm not drinkin' at the moment, it's just this damned Hungarian keyboard that makes it feel that way, what with yer "y" switched around with yer "z" and the ampersand hidden and the exclamation point over the number 4 and the apostrophe over number 1 and the 0 beside the 1 instead of t'other end of the keyboard... This is almost too easy. After the delight of being told by the CFR agent at the train station in Timisoara that not only would she not sell me a ticket to Szeged, but that I couldn't get there (the agent at the...

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Nov 11, 2006 - Southeastern Hungary

We had another one of our adventures trying to find the campsite in Southern Hungary. The navigator (we will give no names...) missed a critical road sign or two so what started out as a simple 100 Km trip in the daylight turned out to be hours driving on narrow country roads in the pitch dark. We drove down dirt roads and asked farmers for directions, pulled off to the side of the road and asked more people for directions and finally in total exasperation and fatigue just parked in the middle of the little village of Jaszszentiaszl beside...

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Aug 11, 2006 - Szeged

Szeged is a sleepy little college town about the same size as Saskatoon. Its really pretty, the people are hot and friendly, and generally life seems good in this quaint little boarder town. After the shitshow that was Budapest and the concert event that rocked our worlds this much needed time to recuperate was much invited. Not much to see and do here but the community itself is really nice and I am enjoying it. Hungary is a really nice country. I like it very much. B

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