How does one get from Budapest to Zagreb? I’m sure there are a number of ways but to find a way to get there via Lake Balaton proved extremely challenging to me. Nonetheless I eventually found a way and spending time by Lake Balaton was well worth the effort and an experience I wouldn’t, Read More

Once upon a time in a land far far away there was a little village called Tihany, nestled on a hilltop high above the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary, and in that village there lived a beautiful Princess. Many young suitors would come from far and wide to ask for her hand in marriage, only to be turned, Read More

I am trapped in a caravan on the shore of Lake Balaton!! A fierce thunderstorm is rampaging directly overhead.  The air is electric from lightning flashes endlessly illuminating the sky while thunder constantly claps and rumbles, the caravan vibrating under its resounding explosions.  Heavy deafening rain batters at the caravan’s roof and the air, Read More

Szechenyi Baths Budapest

I have just arrived in Budapest Hungary.  Keleti Railway Station is a beautiful big old building with a high glass roof, ornate stonework and worn flagged flooring. Its façade is full of architectural character and its main entrance pours out into the busy hustle bustle of traffic and pedestrians.  . I immediately sense that, Read More