Europe Day Eleven: Hungary. My Last Hike In Hungary In The Quaint And Green Town Of Vecses
It didn’t take me long after checking into the Airport Hotel near the Budapest Airport to head out and explore the nearby neighborhood. I was considering resting in my room , editing some photos and packing for my return flight early the next morning. But I was in Hungary and decided to take one last hike and see some more of this beautiful country. I ventured into the community of Vecses.
It is a small town next to the hotel with twenty thousand residents sprawled out over a large area. It was an old town with a history dating back to the 14th century. And I would soon learn, it is a very green town too.
When I left the hotel I heard distant rumble of thunder and saw threatening storm clouds in the distance. It looked like it was moving to the south of the town so I continued on my hike. I waked onto a quiet street with well maintained residences and gardens,
It looked like the storm had missed us. But it was now late afternoon so I decided to hike walk back to the hotel . I was very glad I decided to explore this town and I will never forget my three mile walk through the street of lovely Vecses. Here is a link to a gallery on my blog website with more photos from my hike in Vecses. Europe Day Eleven Hungary afternoon hike June 10 2022.
I returned to my hotel and finished packing. I edited some photos and now had to find a place to eat. I learned the little restaurant in Vecses was closed and the folks at the desk said there were only a few fast food restaurants in the area. I wasn’t about to eat fast food. I haven’t in 30 years so I had no choice but to eat at the hotel. Airport hotels are not known for serving good food. I had a salmon and rice meal with some baked apples. It was typical airport hotel food. But it filled me up. I returned to my room finished packing and reflecting on this great last minute trip. As always, I was returning home with so much more knowledge about this small planet we all share and many wonderful memories of Ireland, Hungary and Slovakia.
“The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown..”