Monthly Recap: October-November 2019

Autumn has flown by with lots of sleepless hours, unusual warmth and the first hikes with our youngest adventurer.

After being home with our newborn son in September, our feet were itching by the end of the month. October was unusually warm and sunny, and we took great advantage of it. We took our son to lots of hikes in the Buda Hills and Pilis Mountains. He soundly slept through them. 🙂 But we enjoyed being outside, and also marvelled at the wonderful colors of autumn.

Autumn in the Buda Hills, Hungary - October November 2019

Sadly, all the leaves have fallen by now. And November came with colorless and chilly days. November is the month when being outdoors in Hungary is probably the least enjoyable. So Bea decided to write a novel instead. She likes reading novels, anyway, and now it was time to figure out whether it’s fun to write one. It is. 🙂 More on that in a little while…


Autumn in the Buda Hills, Hungary - October November 2019

Lovely loop trail in the Buda Hills starting from Biatorbágy. With beautiful autumn colors, some interesting rock formations and great views, the trail around Biatorbágy Hills was our favorite this autumn.

Red shades on Farkas-hegy in the Buda Hills. Another of those enjoyable autumn hikes.

Autumn in the Buda Hills, Hungary- October November 2019

Well, and going hiking with our son! It was nice doing something after a sleepless month with our newborn baby at home, that’s one. But also, we enjoyed taking him to all these hikes. We can’t wait for him to enjoy them, too.

Taking the National Novel Writing Month challenge. And write a novel in a month. It started with the great book No Plot? No Problem? that inspired Bea to do exactly that: produce a novel out of the blue within a month. And we’re proud she has done it. So now what? Not sure yet. As Hemingway said “The first draft of anything is shit”. No Nobel Prize awaiting yet, but who knows…. 😀

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Autumn in the Buda Hills, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary
Buda Hills, Hungary
Danube-Ipoly National Park, Hungary
Biatorbágy, Hungary

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So we are looking forward to Christmas markets. Hey, actually we’ve already been to the small Christmas market that has just been opened in our district in Budapest. We’ve also eaten our first chimney cakes, so the Christmas season has officially started. 🙂 We definitely plan to explore the Budapest Christmas markets this year again. Other venues are still under consideration. We haven’t driven too far from Budapest with our little baby boy yet. Probably visiting our families for Christmas will be our first longer drive with him.

How about you? How was your November? What are your plans for the next month?

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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