Sunday, June 21, 2009

Croatia

Traveling with my sister Becky. We started by driving from Budapest, back to Kisvarda and then finishing school on Friday and Monday. In between we went to Ukraine with two teachers Marianne and her husband Tibor. We stayed at Tibor's mother's house and had a great time. We had lunch with Marianne's sister at her flat in a soviet era bock of apartments. Tibor's sister is the curator of an art museum and she took us through the rest of the museum in the castle and then on Sunday morning took us through the art gallery. We had a wonderful time and felt so grateful to them for opening their homes to us. We had vodka, Ukrainian cheese, shopped in a grocery store and in a huge local market where you could get anything from fruits and veggies to clothes, bicycles and chainsaws.

Left Kisvarda on Monday after many many goodbyes and a nice farewell from the teachers including some local embroidery and photo album awaiting my Kisvarda pictures.

First to Tokaj and then to Eger for overnight. Then on to Heves to meet Tara and Briggi and give them my leftovers from the flat and the things I brought back for them at Easter. We visited the local folk museum which turned into a great tour with Briggi translating. This is a working handicraft museum and we saw many beautiful embroidered pieces and women weaving, etc. Then on to Budapest to Peggy's to dump my suitcases and then to the airport to dump the car. We were very happy to get rid of the car: city driving is not for either of us.

Next day was a quick tour of Budapest and then a train at 4:00 to Zagreb. Just overnighted there and then caught a bus to Zadar on the coast. Decided to slow down and stay two nights, but the weather turned bad, so we used the bad weather day to travel down the coast, through Split and then by ferry to Hvar where we are now.

Sorry for the mundane post, but just need to get some notes in here; more detail when I get a chance to post pictures.

We are scheduled for an all day sail tomorrow which we are quite excited about, but the weather is really bad, so our fingers are crossed.

4 comments:

Alan said...

MARGIE!!! It's your friend from Texas, Alan Samuels!! My daughter will be in Hungary this month. She is taking part in a two week tour of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague as part of the Texas Youth Orchestra, and will be in Budapest for a few days. They are performing there at Millenaris Center in Millenaris Park at 5pm on July 22. Their full itinerary is online at http://www.musiccelebrations.com/tyo/pdfs/Itinerary.pdf.
Please email me at ajsamuels1@tx.rr.com so I know that you saw this message!!!

願望 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................

討厭fu said...

原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得........................................

開心唷 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot