3 Countries in 3 hours…

3 Countries in 3 hours…

We spent the night in the northern town of Esztergom, Hungary and had dinner in the vault under the basilica. Fabulous surroundings and good food, following a walk around the town after a huge deluge in the afternoon. Esztergom is on the Danube, in fact on a bend in...
Eager for a break from the city, we moved to Eger

Eager for a break from the city, we moved to Eger

Eger (Egg-air) is a little city to the East of Hungary about 2 hours on the train. We headed into town and checked into our unlovely but adequate hotel the Unicornus! The best things about the Unicornus was the helpful reception man, that ran around after Girl Viking...
After a hard days sightseeing….

After a hard days sightseeing….

Bearing in mind that it is routinely 30 degrees here in Budapest, wandering around looking at sights can be a wearying experience. And it is busy already. Hoards of tourists already roaming around and queuing for things including the famous Gelarto Rosa, which Girl...
Back in Buda…

Back in Buda…

This time we gave Pesht a miss and by the time Ms Pacifica returns from the monastery Girl Viking had arrived and let herself into the Buda apartment and proceeded to make herself familiar with the city. Introducing  Girl Viking, who is a great writer, Aussie and...
Day 2 at the Monastery…

Day 2 at the Monastery…

After an amazing night sleep I’m up and down to the refectory for Frühstuck! No embarrassing lingual lapses occur – it is buffet, ( that’s in French -my 4th language –  last spoken at Char and Michel’s wedding, but still in there, mixed with the Spanish and...