Hungary

August 29, 2014

Waiting time: 6min
This was a quick one. The cops smiled at us and drove by. Although it was “no-parking-or-stopping” area, a big offroad truck stopped partially on the grass to pick us up.
We were greeted by a fairly good english speaking Hungarian, about 45 years old whose friend did t […]

Waiting time: 25min
This wasn’t anything interesting.
We got a ride from Gypsy filled village to Nagykanizsa.
No pictures were taken on this short trip besides the big picture above.
This guy was our driver.
We didn’t want to take any of our valuables out of the bag.
End of transmission. […]

Waiting time: 2h 22min
The road that was expected to have “more cars passing by” was actually quite empty. The four different signs we waved didn’t get us much further – to the end of the street (about 1km).
We gave up on distant targets and tried the next bigger town which w […]

Waiting time: 20 min
We agreed to be in Ptuj 20:00 to meet with Aljaz although we were seperated by about 150km of low traffic roads.
The 9 hours we had seemed to be enough. We took a few bus stops to the edge of the town where we started stopping cars…
We didn’t catch a long drive but t […]

August 28, 2014

Destination Balaton, and where else than Heviz, that homes the largest thermal lake in Europe and second largest in the world. Lakes strong flow of waters replenishes itself completely within 48 hours and due to its slightly radioactive and sulfuric compounds in the water, it

August 26, 2014

Waiting time: 14min
We were back in Budapest for a few hours to Continue our trip towards Pecs but ended up calling our dear Veronika again, to stay in Wombat’s hostel for one more night – we didn’t get the ride to Pecs and decided to cancel it…
Instead, we slept on the idea […]

August 25, 2014

Waiting time: 18min
Matheus dropped us off on a nice spot – quite peaceful onramp to the motorway with enough room for other cars to stop.
The peacefullness was also our enemy – not many cars passed by.
We got picked up by a boy and his mother.  Although the mother was quite sceptical a […]

Waiting time: 32min
This checkpoint was not for the faint of heart. We were carrying, as usually, 25kg backpacks. This time it was up the hill. For 3,5km.
It was a sunny day. We cheered when Matheus pulled over after half an hour. He was a good english speaker who had been an exchange student in Swe […]

We took a train, to make it in time to Eger and meet our Couchsurfing host. Arnold, the host, caught our eye when we were going through profiles in the portal. His profile was as interesting and impressive as were his personal stories he shared with us. During his 40 years of life, he has

August 22, 2014

Waiting time: 30min for tickets + 30min for train
It’s not acceptable to be late when your Couchsurfing request has been accepted. Although we would probably have got on a car a lot faster than we got on the train, we wanted to make sure we will end up in correct city in the evening as autosto […]

City stretching along side of the river Danube, Budapest has a taste to offer for everybody. You can choose to have a week long sightseeing tour and still won’t have enough time to visit everything. Or you can dive into the vivid night life, with backpackers crawling around popular Ruin bars till […]