This is part of the seventeenth section of our
around the world trip.
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Coming from Romania
or read about our previous visit to Hungary
13/7/11 It has been a long time since we first tasted the sweet wine called Tokaj in Australia, way back in the mid 80's, at Rutherglen, in the Victorian wine region. Twelve years ago we had the opportunity to try it in its natively grown area, Tokaj in Hungary and after an easy but proper border crossing today we again headed for the smallish town of Tokaj. It has been over 1000 years that the type of Botrytis that occurs in the area has been flavouring its wines. We arrived in Tokaj to find that it was festival time, rock festival, with the campground tent to tent packed and the streets full of wine drinking youngsters semi naked in the high 30's temperatures. Wine was being sold in used plastic containers, soft drink bottles of all sizes, for a minimal, almost nominal price. We were lucky to find the last empty room in our pension, with a fold out bed, for an unreasonable price, but enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. An afternoon Tokaj tasting, but we were to bed much earlier than the 2am rolling in of the other pension residents.
14/7/11 We were also awake earlier and on the road
by 8am and heading for the border with Slovakia, a disused structure
the only reminder of past border formalities.
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