Monthly Archives: October 2013

Eurotrip – Pecs, 29 October 2013

On one of the few days when we haven’t planned to get up at any particular time we are woken before 7 by shouting children in the street. Sod’s law. We still manage to take our time getting anywhere, although … Continue reading

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Eurotrip – Pecs, 28 October 2013

Up early for  breakfast and emotional farewells to our hosts, who made us feel incredibly welcome in spite of us only having about 20 or 30 words in common. We wandered up to the bus station, looked in vain for … Continue reading

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Eurotrip – Keszthely, 27 October 2013

Today was a very pleasant sunny day, so we took our bikes from the B&B and went cycling. There’s a very good cycle path that runs for some 210km around the lake, flat and even, so we headed off westwards. … Continue reading

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Eurotrip – Keszthely, 26 October 2013

I forgot to mention yesterday my general impression of Keszthely. It’s a pretty decent small town – most people seem to live in houses or in small apartment blocks, the houses are varied and quite interesting to look at, there’s … Continue reading

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Eurotrip, Keszthely 25 October 2013

Today we are in Keszthely, one of many towns on the edge of Lake Balaton, the largest fresh-water lake in Europe. They’ve got party towns, spa towns and more cultural towns spread out all around the lake, and we’re in … Continue reading

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The Life of an Agent

This is the video I mentioned…

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Eurotrip, Budapest 24 October 2013

A slowish start to the day. We wander to the market to pick up food for lunch but there isn’t really anything appropriate – no pre-made food. Still, I wish we had a market like this in Wellington – a … Continue reading

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Eurotrip, Budapest 23 October 2013

We somehow failed to notice that most of the city was closed for a national holiday (anniversary of the 1956 uprising against the Communists) for most of the day. We decided to visit Memento Park, which is a giant museum … Continue reading

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Eurotrip – Budapest, 22 October 2013

We took today relatively easy. A nice walk around the castle district, not in any particular hurry. We got to see the old Soviet monument to the *cough* liberation of Hungary, as well as buildings in the castle area with … Continue reading

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Eurotrip – 21 October 2013, Budapest

We slept reasonably well on the train, and awoke to breakfast on complimentary croissants and water. The train hit Budapest just about on time, after passing through pleasant-looking country. We had hours to kill before we could check-in to our … Continue reading

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