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The Danube Bend is one of our favourite areas in Hungary. Stunning nature, full of history and culture, close to Budapest, but a very different experience. Most bus tours visit the right bank of the river, Esztergom and Visegrád. Although we agree that the Castle of Visegrád and the Cathedral of Esz...

Just a few months after our study tour, we returned to the Zemplén Mountains. This time all was covered by fresh snow and we were extremely lucky to have sunshine and a bright blue sky in January. We were driving around all afternoon enjoying this amazing winter wonderland and taking many photos of...

During this strange year determined by the virus, between the spring and the fall lockdowns, we were lucky to have some free and happy summer months, which we spent touring around Hungary. We had 39 tours, most of them with groups, while others on our own, discovering new areas of the countryside. S...

This Bükkalja project has been carried out within the framework of a grant given by the Government of Hungary to licenced tour guides in the Hungarian countryside. The aim of the project is to support tour guides to discover a chosen region of Hungary, learn about it and publish descriptions and pho...

Although on our tours the focus is generally on the countryside, nature, charming villages and vineyards, we cannot talk about the Bükkalja without mentioning the main town of the area, Eger. Nestled among the vineyards of the Eger wine region, this historical settlement attracts visitors with its...

The next morning we got up early and enjoyed a hearty homemade breakfast at the guesthouse. French toast, scrambled eggs and a cup of invigorating green tea was exactly what we needed before starting our hike in Telkibánya, a village surrounded by the Zemplén Mountains, close to the Slovakian border...

Having worked in tourism all my life, I was lucky to participate in numerous study tours, all around the world. However, the most special invitation arrived from ABA Turisztikai Egyesület (ABA Touristic Association) at the end of October, as they invited us for a study tour to my hometown and its...

The alarm clock went off at 7 am, it was a sleepy Sunday morning. I looked out the window. The fog was so thick I could hardly see our garden. I would have loved to go back under the warm blanket, but we had work to do, our group of about 20 people was waiting for us in Szentendre. So we dressed up...

After a busy week we decided to have a slow Sunday at home. When we woke up and opened the shutters we could see that it was a beautiful, sunny autumn day. While checking the weather forecast on the phone, a beautiful photo of Luppa island showed up. This island on the Danube is very close to where...

It was a sunny October weekend and we spent two days in and around the Gemenc forest with a fun group. The Gemenc forest is one of the biggest floodplain forests in the Carpathian basin. When the water level of the Danube is high, you can actually paddle in the forest, among the trees, it's a very s...