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Photos: Hungary (and Kosice)

Monday, October 17th, 2005

More pics, and the stories behind these ones might even be fresh in your minds, unlike that batch form Slovenia…

Poi Master. Dylan doing poi. In the background is the hostel owner Atilla, doing wakeless wakeboarding. What’s that? What’s wakeless wakeboarding? Well, you’re towed around on a wire that does laps of the lake, with a jump and a rail along the way for tricks. We spent an afternoon watching him go round in circles – pretty cool actually.view image

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Košice: Ghost Town

Monday, October 17th, 2005

From Eger, Bec and I planned to head north, across the Slovakian border, and to the city of Košice. Unsure whether to get a train or a bus, we sussed out the options for both. We tracked down a train time table at the tourist information centre, but none of the departure times were particularly suitable, and each inolved a couple of transfers over what should have only been a four hour journey. At the bus station, we wrote down ´Košice´ and the next days date on a scrap of paper, and showed it to the Hungarian speaking attendant. She shook her head, ´No Košice. Miskolc.´

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Eger: Valley of the Beautiful Women

Sunday, October 16th, 2005
After a week in Budapest, partying at the Backpack Guesthouse, we needed to get back to some normalcy - a bit of quiet, a private room, and cheap, cheap wine. Where else to go but Eger, two and a half ... [Continue reading this entry]

Budapest: Water, Fire, and the Backpack Guesthouse

Saturday, October 15th, 2005
I haven't stayed at a whole lot of hostels in my time. So far on this trip, Bec and I have mostly bunkered down in private rooms, enjoying the, er, privacy. Budapest was a different story though. A friend of ... [Continue reading this entry]

Budapest: Who needs anaesthetic, anyway?

Thursday, October 13th, 2005
Milo. When I was a youngin' I used to eat it by the truckload. It's a delicious, granulated choc-malt drinking powder, looks a bit like coffee, that you mix in with milk to make it chocolate flavoured. I wouldn't mix ... [Continue reading this entry]

Budapest: Mirrors

Sunday, October 9th, 2005
Before I tell you this story, let me first inform you of a strange fact about Budapest. Around the city, in the subway entrances, you can buy your train, bus and tram tickets from a person sitting behind mirrored glass. ... [Continue reading this entry]