Soaked on St. Stephens Day and a Day at the Lake August 28th 2006 After arriving in another new city late on a Saturday afternoon, it was decided that Sunday would be put aside for sightseeing. As luck would have it, Sunday also turned out to be St. Stephens Day, a big national festival here in Hungary.
St. Stephen was the first king of Hungary ruling from 997-1038. He turned the nomadic pagan tribes into an independent nation largely by converting everyone ... read more
Europe » Hungary » Central Transdanubia » Lake Balaton Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive milita... ... read more
2006 Year of the super trip. Yes, i'm off until around Novemberish as long as I don't spend too much before then. This is to help keep family and friends up to date, and myself too as most of the time I no idea where to next and also likely to forget where i've been!... full info