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Balaton Day 2: The Castle of Szigliget

Várhegy (Castle Hill) The ruins of this medieval fortress stand atop the 239m Várhegy hill from the shores of Balaton. Recently restored, the castle looks out on a panorama of Lake Balaton toward the Tapolca…

Lake Balaton: Day 1 Evening

All My Wine Is Gone After getting our luggage and accommodations sorted before dinner, we discovered a beautiful terrace bar called FrissTerasz and enjoyed an excellent Hungarian rosé wine by Skizo and then set off…

Lake Balaton: Drive and Day 1

Road Trip to Balaton! We set out for Balaton in the morning with no plan other than to get some food, wine and go for a soak in the lake. All this and more was…

Budapest Jewish Quarter and Margit Hid

Getting Sore Feet Another day of beautiful weather to enjoy walking around Buda and a stroll across Margit Hid (Margaret Bridge). I started the day in the Jewish Quarter and wandered through the "party zone"…

Walkabout: Pest to Buda

Sore Feet in Budapest Day 3 in Hungary and went walkabout. Should you get the chance to visit Budapest you will find the city to be a wonderful place to walk around the various districts.…

Budapest: The Basilica

Finding My Religion August 20, 2017... Hungary's national holiday. The Basilica is located in downtown Budapest (again District 5) and was open to the public. I was surprised that while service was going on we…

Budapest District 5 Parliament Building Area

Hogy Vagy from Beautiful Budapest! Don't I sound like a travelogue? Arrived in Budapest from Halifax on Friday, August 19... temperatures were in the low 30s and sunny. Enjoyed a great lobster dinner Friday evening…

Whales Are Flatulent Little Assholes

Humpback Whales on the Bay of Fundy Went for a drive to Freeport, Nova Scotia to try my luck at watching whales and testing my sea legs on the Bay of Fundy. We connected with a…

Hunts Point & Summerville Beach Nova Scotia

Beer, Fire and Planked Salmon Got an invite to head just past Liverpool Nova Scotia to Hunts point for a planked salmon feed at my buddies "campsite". Queue a 38' foot trailer with all amenities…

Halifax Public Gardens: Spring 2017

Big Aperture Day at the Halifax Public Gardens Having an appointment on Quinpool Road today, I grabbed my camera and took a walk downtown. I set my F as low as it could go to…

Mahone Bay and White Point Beach

Surfin' with the Bunnies at White Point Beach Enjoyed a long weekend at White Point with the bunnies March 24-26 2017. Temperature was around the freezing point the whole time but we kept a fire…

Peggy’s Cove Road Trip

It was  great day for a drive from Halifax to Peggy's Cove via Highway 333 and St Margarets Bay. Read More