65km Felsőpáhok to Balatonszepezd
Long live Hungary! Thanks to the wonders of technology, this journal is being put on our website as we sit in our tent on the shores of Lake Balaton. We are really loving Hungary so far. Our lakeside pitch cost us half of what it would have in Italy, if we could have found space by the water at all. Food is also noticably cheaper and they have wireless internet everywhere! And the scenery is every bit as pretty as Italy’s equivalent; Lake Garda. Why haven’t more people discovered this area, aside from the Germans? Before we set out to glide along the lake this morning, we had a reminder of what a small place the world is. As we were packing up our bikes to leave we got chatting to our neighbours in the campsite and we discovered they lived almost next door to Friedel’s aunt in Munich and came originally from the same area in Germany as Friedel’s grandfather. We had a good chat for quite some time about their memories of growing up in the same towns as we’ve come across in our genealogy research; fascinating for us. It was nearly midday by the time we got out of the campsite, stocked up on groceries and hit the road. The terrain was quite easy though and when we weren’t looking at the lake we were enjoying views of the many vineyards and people out wandering on a cool but pleasant summer’s day. The area is filled with beaches, parks and cafes.