Category Archives: Hungary

Hungary Series #5/5 – Tokaj!


Original playout date: 4 August 2007
Duration: 6:21

Robert Gonczy and his famous Tokaj Winecellar
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Hungary Series #4/5 – Still in Hortobagy


Original playout date: 28 July 2007
Duration: 7:55

We pick up where we left off in Hortobagy and its national park, the Hortobagy Puszta. We see tourists getting off the narrow guage railway, but there are no more trips schedules for the day. A nice gallery section to the tune of Tritsch-Tratsch polka, which by the way includes the cracking of a whip, and we also see a whip lady in the gallery, who was selling Hungarian cattle whips in the town.
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Hungary Series #3/5 “Life inside a Hungarian thistle”


Original playout date: 14 July 2007
Duration: 12:15

The conference over, I go out to visit the Hortobagy Puszta, so we see Heroes Square and the drive out east.
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Hungary series #2/5


Original playout date: 15 June 2007
Duration: 0:107

We see the inside of Spoons restaurant, and its best toilet view in Europe, per Tatler magazine. But there are hoots galore in this video.
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Hungary series #1/5


Original playout date: 18 June 2007
Duration: 6:18

A room review of the Budapest Sofitel, someing for a Horwath International Conference to the country of Origin of the Horwath Brothers, and also having a drink with the parents on Belgrad Rakpart.
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Case Race in Budapest (CUV)


Here we have the next currently uploaded video, the last in the Budapest series, and a rather long one which I probably should have broken up into shorter ones, but the first parts show a huge fishtank at a place we were dining one evening and also a spot of Vaci utca and Belgrad rakpart, before the main event, which is me walking with two heavy cases about 5 km to the railway station.

I wasn’t planning to walk with them all that way, but I was open to the possibility, and that’s what ended up happening, but it became a pretty hefty bit of exercise.

The train journey itself turned out to be awful. The train was supposed to arrive in Prague in the middle of the night at about 2 or 3 o clock, and then in the end didn’t get in until 6 in the morning. It stood still in the Czech Republic for hours with no-one giving explanations, and the Spanish guys in the next carriage were going nuts as nothing like that had ever happened to them before.

I grabbed a couple of short naps but not enough, and then finally for the last few hours in Brno after someone else got in the carriage while I was having a nap and laid completely down over the other side, with his shoes off making a bad smell with his feet, and that was the end of my comfort. In Pardubice a third entrant came to the carriage. It had been a bit more bearable up to the point where I had had privacy, but the last hours really started dragging.

Generally I quite like trains, but I really wasn’t keen on that one. And apart from anything else it was old and shabby and not like most Czech trains I’ve been on at all.

If you want to see the four earlier parts of the 2010 Hungary series, or indeed the Hungary series from three years back, for now they are on my YT channel http://www.youtube.com/usenetposts and they’ll all be added here when I get to them.

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