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Month: August 2017

Villainy in the vineyards

Villainy in the vineyards

We’ve moved on to our next station, Harkány, and I suspect my owners will be more than happy to dally a while. The campsite is very good value, close to the town centre, practically next door to the spa, the facilities are top notch, and there are very few campers staying here at the moment. The Oldies are true spa converts by now and couldn’t wait to take the plunge. I was amazed at the size of the Harkány complex. At 14…

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Sojourn in Serbia

Sojourn in Serbia

Another first for me: a visit to my first non-EU country. Serbia here I come! Already on crossing the border first impressions are good. No beak-rattling roads here. It is a smooth ride into the small town of Kanjiža where we stop to go a stroll and to get some local currency. I somehow think we won’t manage to get through all these dinars today, with prices such as 20c for a kilo of watermelon, €2 for a pack of…

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Spicy Szeged

Spicy Szeged

Those Oldies do my head in. Talk about bad planning! They decide to visit Szeged, home of the world-famous Pick Salami factory and Paprika Museum on a Sunday, the one day of the week when the visitors centre is closed! To rub salt into the wound, they pick (ha! Get it?) one of the hottest days so far so there is no chance that His Lordship will even consider ordering a bowl of halászlé, a local speciality which is basically…

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Hot and arid Arad

Hot and arid Arad

I wasn’t joking about the potholing! The first 100 km from Debrecen to Makó was a series of potholes, bumps, ruts and ridges. His Lordship is more into heavy metal, but this was a case of rock and roll. Or, rather, shake, rattle and roll! Thankfully the roads eventually improved and I was finally able to enjoy the passing scenery without my eyes blurring. Various crops are grown on the plains, my favourites being sunflowers. The Hungarian ones are quite a…

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Flatness… finally!

Flatness… finally!

We’ve moved on to the far east. The far east of Hungary, that is, close to the Romanian border. We are staying in a campsite in the middle of nowhere, yet we are only about 10 km from Debrecen, the second largest city in the country. The Oldies first set out to explore along the border, popping in and out of Romania as they went. Well, inasmuch as queuing up and having your passports and the boot of your car…

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