Heviz & Budapest
Having left beautiful Austria behind us we headed towards Hungary. As we entered Hungary the edge of the road became bumpier and there were loads of road works, all interestingly funded by the EU.
Arriving in our first destination Heviz, we listened to Simon’s advice and went to the largest thermal lake in the world, which has radioactive properties. We spent roughly three hours floating around in the lake feeling our skin become softer and softer by the minute!
Again Simon’s knowledge of Eastern Europe was vast, so on his recommendation we had Cevap, which were small sausage fingers. We then finished it off with a huge ice cream and headed towards Budapest. Due to Simon’s previous visit to Budapest he managed to flawlessly navigate us to our campsite in the middle of town. Until now we had nice grassy camping sites which were ideal for putting tent pegs into the ground without a hammer. We weren’t so lucky here, the ground was rock solid and having forgotten to take a hammer with us, we used our saucepan...
Having not had much of a lunch, we headed into town by foot and ended up having Beer and Hungarian Goulash, while a pretty hefty storm passed over Budapest. All the beer made us feel very tired and we headed straight to bed, as we knew we would need all the energy for the next day.
Feeling that we were not sexy enough for all the beautiful Hungarian women in Budapest, we decided to start the day with a morning in the Thermal Baths. The various temperature pools and a lazy river gave us a relaxing morning, after which we decided to take a free guided tour around the city.
Learning a lot about Hungarian history we learnt that people such as Steven Fry were actually of Hungarian decent, and that in most Hollywood alien movies they use Hungarian as the language all the aliens speak, as Hungarian is so complicated. We wonder what happens when the movies are shown in the Hungarian cinema….
Being convinced a large city would have millions of internet cafes, we started looking for one after the guided tour, in order to update you guys. After 2.5 hours, 2 closed internet cafes, 3 km and a lot of head shaking, we finally found one in the centre of town.
Now we plan to find a restaurant which serves Hungarian specialties and BEER, before we head towards Romania tomorrow.