HUNGARY - 6 July to 14 July 1997


After Brno David, Sally and Elvira took the train to Pecs, where we stayed with her family in their house on a hill a twenty minute walk from the historic center. In addition to exploring Pecs and its many museums, Elvira's father took us to the wine country nearby where we visited a siklos or castle and *several* wine cellars. We recommend the Kekfrankos and Blue Portuguese red wines from Villany if you can find them...

Elvira and her best friend, Adrienne, at a traditional Hungarian coffeeshop in Pecs

coffeeshop in Pecs

Two of the four spires of the Pecs Cathedral seen from the
park that lies between the cathedral and the downtown area 



view of Pest

The Parliament Building from Castle Hill 

Hosok Terre

"Heroes Square"/Budapest 


We then traveled to Budapest where Natalija joined us from Skopje, Macedonia. Among the highlights were a concert under the dome of the Hungarian Parliament Building and ice cream at Cafe Miro on Buda's Castle Hill. While Elvira accompanied David in his visit to the university where we hope to spend Fall semester 1998, Natalija and Sally shopped on the famous Vaci utca.The exhibition on the second floor of the Hungarian National Museum is an excellent way to understand the history of the Magyars.

On to Macedonia! 
Back to Brno! 
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