Tokaj wine region walk

Take a pleasant and not too difficult walk with me in the Tokaj wine region of Hungary. It’s the best time now that the leaves are turning yellow and red but the days are still mild. And if you are lucky you can find some leftover on the vines although vintage is over. Quick facts: Distance: 22 km Difficulty: easy to medium, suitable for children Time needed: 5-6 hours for the walk and the rest of the day to enjoy the landscape and the wine Starting point: Bodrogkeresztúr End point: Tarcal Transportation: there are several trains a day from Budapest …

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Hungary’s leaning tower and other beauties

Day trip in North-East Hungary Admire a fairy-tale palace, cross a floating bridge and meet Hungary’s own leaning tower on a day trip from Miskolc to Tokaj You can travel by: bicycle or car Distance: about 90 km Return trip: hourly trains from Tokaj or Bodrogkeresztúr Tokaj is a pretty small town in North-East Hungary and home to one of the best known Hungarian export items, Tokaji wine. The town and the nearby villages offer wine-tasting programs for all budgets but there is more to this area than just alcohol. Tokaj has a nicely renovated centre with lovely houses, cafés …

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Almost ready to go…

The day has finally come: yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last minute shopping. Tonight we’ll be put up by some lovely people in Szeged (south of Hungary) and early tomorrow we’ll start on our long journey on two wheels.  Yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last minute shopping. The rest of the day I spent checking all the items on my list and packing. This is how all our stuff looked like just before I squeezed everything in the bags.  And here’s the complete list of what we’re taking for the …

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