Mike Phillips continues his account of his and Magdalena’s tour of Europe with their journey to Buda – west of the Danube – via Pest.
Magdalena continues her journey across Europe with Mike, visiting the southern city of Baja, with its two rivers and a Fish Soup Festival
Pécs is impressive and, despite its history, is now a modern and bustling city. Originally settled by Romans and Celts and enduring 150 years of Ottoman occupation it has a heritage of being a multi-ethnic city and is now named as a European Capital of Culture city.
Magdalena takes Mike to Lake Szelid, the Gentle Lake, where her family once owned land, and where she spent her early childhood.
Within minutes of meeting Magdalena and Bonnie (her aged, but lovely German Shepherd) the motorway took us through green countryside past fields of sunflowers ready to harvest and paprika.
Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.
After France, Belgium and Holland, the longest part of the journey is on the German Autobahn. That that is not my favourite part of the trip, I must admit. I won’t bore you with what I thought were hair-raising moments when four or five cars driving with next to no distance between them overtook at incredible speeds. I also lost count of how many road works I encountered.
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