The Danube Bend: Camping in Hungary

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    Today we leave the Tatra mountains and head to the Danube bend, in Hungary.
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    We will be staying at a campsite just below the old castle. It's a beautiful part of Europe.... rolling hills and the Danube flowing past....
    I so love to break out all the camping gear....
     
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    Greetings,

    Enjoy your trip and please inundate us with photos!

    Regards,

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    I'm always Hungary when camping. Show some pics of your campsite, especially at meal time!! :rolleyes::cool:

    -John
     
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    Did I mention this is deluxe camping??? (Well, I'm with the wife....) . I'm going to post separately about "how to get your wife to go camping" !
    Here's the palace... bedroom, vestibule, large covered porch area.
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    And the bedroom.... pretty comfy.
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    It took some time to get set up, but all is good. We're chillin' on the mountain....
     
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    Our destination is near the top of the wee mountain (hill) in the distance....
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    It's called "the High Castle " (Visegrad), and there is a fine ruined castle on the summit.

    We took the tiny ferry across the Danube...
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    Archie "on board"....
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    And time.... precious time.... to carve (among other things... ). One of my favourite "two spoons from one blank" projects....


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    See you tomorrow.... and thanks for stopping in!
     
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    Reminds me of the song Blue Danube, made famous in 2001 A space Odyssey.
     
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    Eagerly awaiting more...:4:
     
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    @Beach Hiker your reports are always interesting. It is nice to see trips that are from over seas.
     
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    Now you can see the two spoons, after the "snap"....
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    Rolling hills....

    Ok. More pics.... many pics tomorrow. 20190708_114413.jpg
     
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    Beautiful area brother. I've never been to a castle I'd love to see some pics.
    That's not a tent that's a condo !
    Great work on the spoon by the way.

    Watching.
     
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    Very cool area and super tent! Looking forward to more.

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    Your spoon reminds me of an old pic I saw of Fred Bear and a friend with “snakey” arrows and bows they made .
    They were proving a point about balance being more important then ramrod straight I think. Either that or they were just screwing around .
    Those old castle builders loved to have gravity on their side didn’t they .
     
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    Made this wee guy this morning....
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    Getting the water boiling....
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    Starting breakfast prep...
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    Some random campsite pics....
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    There's no one here.... nice.
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    Did I mention luxury.....!
    Breakfast table:
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    Getting the onions going... 20190709_090550.jpg

    The eggs are in:
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    Breakfast...
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    The cutlery is Laguiole....
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    I forgot to pack a spatula....
    Oh well. Just make one. Problem solved.
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    Staying organised...
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    Note the handy net feature underneath. Someone was thinking.
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    Bedroom shot (again). That's a down duvet, with a wool blanket on top. Yes, it's cold at night, and we're in the hills.
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    The inner part of the tent....
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    Archie looks right at home! Thanks for the pictures and TR.
     
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    Absolutely stunning! I admire your taste in locations. I'm half a planet away and would follow in your footsteps if I weren't.
    Keep the pics coming, please.

    From Cascadia!
     
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    Great pics, loved the presentation of the eggs. The wife thinks Archie needs his own show. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for all the meal time pics...now I'm really Hungary!! :cool:

    A heads up concerning the tarp at the vestibule. If you get a good rain it will become your personal swimming pool!! :rolleyes:

    -John
     
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    The start of our hike.... heading down the mountain.
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    Beautiful wood carvings salute you at the trailhead:
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    There are dozens of different carvings, in different styles. 20190709_124509.jpg
     
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    The trail quickly gets into deep forest....
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    And then, suddenly, this.... the lower castle, with defensive tower and walls.... the hiking trail goes right through it.
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    Close to town, an abandoned villa....
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    And we're on the Danube...
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    The Danube... continued...
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    This is truly a majestic river.

    River side elite....
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    No rain forecast.... and it has a three inch sealed bathtub floor.
    But you are certainly right! Been there.... arghh!
     
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    FYI,
    a return ticket for this Danube boat trip, (two hours upstream, an hour and forty minutes in Esztergom, and 1 hrs 40 min back downstream) costs approximately 14.00 US dollars... quite the deal!
     
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    Great photos,,, and some pretty country.

    Herself would appreciate the “glamping” aspect of it all...

    Thanks for sharing your outing...
     
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    The Danube.
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    More... 20190709_133742.jpg

    The Danube is a world gem. Huge, mighty, wide and beautiful. 20190709_132741.jpg
     
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    Islands in the stream.....
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    Commerce on the Danube.
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    Continued..... is this not gorgeous?
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    Lots of stealth campers on these wild Danube beaches...
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    Approaching Esztergom, with its famous basilica.
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    Esztergom.... a gem on the Danube.
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    Approaching the basilica.
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    Slovakia is on the other side of the river.
    No worries,.... no visas, and a fully open border.
     
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    In my opinion, well deserved...
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    A very European picture. This is Europe for me.
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    So... my American friends. You don't need visas.
    Hungary and Slovakia are cheap (meal with wine and beer, dessert, about 25-30 US dollars).
    Food is truly excellent... local and fresh. 20190709_141639.jpg
     
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    Wow! Stunning scenery and pictures, looks like a wonderful time. Great food and unique spoonwork, thank you for sharing!
     
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    Would you mind sharing a bit more of the ‘logistic’ detail? I might have missed where you have come from.
    Did you fly over and bring all of your kit?
    Do you have a vehicle? Hire car?
    How did you find the campsite?
    Thanks in advance.
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