Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hegyestű - Balaton Uplands National Park (Hungary)


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Hegyestű is a special geological site in Hungary, north from Lake Balaton in the Kali basin. The volcanic area is one of the most spectacular sites, not only in Hungary, but even in Europe. The basaltic monolithic was formed by a volcanic eruption about 3,5-4 millio years ago.

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Really a beautiful and interesting place with an amazing view :)

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More information about Hegyestű you can find here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mill pond (Tapolca, Hungary)

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The Part of the town which has a very romantic and mediterranic feel is the Mill Pond and its surroundings. The Upper-Pond can be reached from the Main Square through a nice and small backyard.

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At the Pond the monument of János Batsányi a local born poet welcomes the visitors. The hot water springs that have their sources here, have been banked up by the ancient Romans and used for the mill. Tapolca has been given its name after these springs.

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Throughout the centuries the mill has been rebuilt a several times, now it is used as a hotel. It has been named after Gabriella Baumberg the wife of János Batsányi. The Church-Hill which is located next to the Mill Pond is the historical base of the town, where people have already been settled in the Modern Stone Ages.

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Tapolca, Cave Lake (Tavasbarlang)


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is a town in Veszprém county, Hungary, Located 12 km's from the Balaton in the basin named after the town itself..

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The Cave, which is a unique spectacle in Central-Europe, can be found in the heart of Tapolca. It was discovered in 1902 during a well-digging and ten years later it opened for the visitors.

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The liwer chambers and some parts of the upper corridors of the three level cave-taken shape by caristic water- is covered by 19 centigrade degree water. This is a 300 meter long reach which can be travelled around by boat. In the clear water the paths that lead ti the lower chambers also clearly can be seen.

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The healing power of of the Cave's special climate have been known for a long time. The extremely clean air, the relatively constant temperature ( 14-16 degree) and the vapour content 100 % is a great help in treatment of the patients suffer from allergy, asthma or respiratory illnesess. In order to be able to do this another branch the Hospital-cave is used. This was discovered in1925.
(Source: www.tapolca.hu)

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The official website of the cave you can find here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

From Jablanac to Misnjak (Rab Island, Croatia)

The best, the most comfortable and the most frequently used way of coming to the Rab island in case that you are coming in your own car or by bus is a ferry-boat line Jablanac-Misnjak.

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Jablanac is a small town on the mainland, the nearest to the island of Rab, 105 km away from Rijeka, and only 6 km away from the Adriatic tourist road.
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Misnjak is a region in the Southeast of Rab.
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The car-ferries go every day 10 to 20 times in both directions, and more if there is a need. In summer rides are more frequent, start at 5.30, and finish at 23.30, or later in case of traffic jams.
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The ride on this line is about 15 minutes long and the landscape is beautiful and interesting.
You can see the ferry schedule here.
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