Even though we didn’t have any travel plans for September, it ended up being quite busy. Actually, we didn’t spend a single weekend at home. And we did what we always promise ourselves to do more and then always forget: we spent some time in our backyard.
We did three days trips from Budapest this month, and we mostly visited places that we’ve never been to – until now. And we enjoyed them so much! We decided we have to write a long fat post about all the nice day trips from Budapest. Because it could add so much to any visit. We don’t promise anything about when we’ll publish it, but we can promise it will be long and full of information about all the small towns, castles and national parks that are close to Budapest and worth a visit.
Enjoying autumn colors and exploring lesser known tracks in the High Tatras. Thanks to a sunny and warm September weekend, we had one of our best hiking getaways this year! No surprise, it was in the High Tatras of Slovakia, a mountain paradise we love more and more each year. And we are so excited to share the lesser known gems of this park with you – we have some new!
Bird watching on Lake Tisza. Lake Tisza in Hungary’s Hortobágy National Park is not only a reservoir – it’s a diverse land of zigzagging channels, reedy areas, water passages, wide blue water areas and flood basin forests. And birds. And colorful wetland flowers. Renting a canoe gave us all the freedom to wander around and explore the beauties of this special lake.
Bory Castle in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Finding pretty places close to our home is both a pleasant surprise and a gentle reminder that we should spend more time exploring it. This time we fell in love with Bory Castle. This unique piece of architecture is inspired by love. And it’s located in Székesfehérvár, not even an hour drive from Budapest.
Pilis Mountains, Danube-Ipoly National Park, Hungary
Bory Castle, Hungary
Lake Velence, Hungary
Hortobágy National Park, Hungary
High Tatras National Park, Slovakia
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Coming up in October
There’s one city we’d love to visit this October. We won’t tell you now, but here’s a hint: it has a strong connection to classical music and Mozart.
In addition, we are both having a class reunion as this year is our 10th anniversary of finishing high school and starting university. It’ll be nice to catch up with old classmates. We usually meet each 5 years as it’s the tradition in Hungary. My parents and grandparents do the same with their classes – only the numbers are higher. 🙂 Is school reunion a thing where you live?
How was your September? What are your plans for the next month?
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