48 hours in Eger, the historic Hungarian town

48 hours in Eger, the historic Hungarian town

Eger: Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Mr. Green got a homework for summer (yes, that can happen in Hungary). He had to read the novel Eclipse of the Crescent Moon. The historical novel (by Géza Gárdonyi) takes us back to the mid-16th century, into the era of the 150-year...
Free mineral water fountains in Balatonfüred

Free mineral water fountains in Balatonfüred

Free mineral water? Yes, there are four fountains in Balatonfüred, where you can take tasty, healthy, free mineral water. When we first saw people filling small and large bottles we didn’t understand what was going on. In summer time there might be even long...
Top 10 beaches at Lake Balaton in 2017

Top 10 beaches at Lake Balaton in 2017

Blue Wave Flag Beaches How do you know that you are on a good beach at Lake Balaton? If you see a blue wave flag, then you are safe. Furthermore, if you see five stars in addition, well done! You are at one of the top quality beaches. The blue wave flag is a...
FINA 2017 open water swimming impressions

FINA 2017 open water swimming impressions

FINA 2017 Open Water Swimming Competitions We love swimming! Therefore we were so delighted that Hungary hosts the FINA 2017 World Championship. As a bonus, the open water swimming competitions are so close to us, namely in Balatonfüred! MrBlue was a swimmer in his...
Top 5 Traditional Hungarian beach food

Top 5 Traditional Hungarian beach food

# 1 Beach food: Lángos Lángos is a very popular Hungarian street food speciality. It is a deep fried flatbread. Number one beach food at Lake Balaton. Traditionally lángos is baked in front of brick oven close to flame, so the basis of its name „láng” means flame in...
7 places in Balatonfüred if you hate crowd

7 places in Balatonfüred if you hate crowd

The FINA World Championship is about to start. While the main program happens in Budapest, open water swimming events will take place at Lake Balaton, in Balatonfüred. Therefore, there will be a huge crowd and traffic jams in the city’s historical downtown. If...