Life in Central and Eastern Europe - mainly Budapest where I am currently living with my wife, Katy, but also photos, stories and insights from our trips around the diverse, beautiful and different parts of the region
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The smell of sizzling pork and smell of palinka filled the air
at the 2010 National Mangalica festival in the setting of the Vajdahunyad Vara (Castle) in Varosliget, up behind Heroes Square.
Lots to eat, pigs and piglets to see and lots of national arts and culture
Given where we were, it would have been rude not to have at least have tried some Mangalica just to see if if lived up to all the hype and it was very much worth trekking up to the top of the city in the snow.
Not sure that the Exiles one will be quite the same but probably just as much Palinka will be drunk and mangalica will be eaten
After 10 years working in the media industry, both in the UK and Hungary, I have earned a sabbatical.
After much consideration about the opportunities and potential challenges, I have been offered a place on the Clipper Ventures Round the World race, Leg 2 - Rio to Cape Town.
I don't, currently know how to sail, I don't know if I get seasick and I am not sure how 21 days on a pitching yacht, 2000 miles away from land will affect me but this blog will chart the progress!