The local bookstore with a Global Conscience

Fiction, non-fiction, environment, poetry, history, mystery, biography, travel guides, children, young adult... and much, much more!

Wide selection of quality second-hand English paperbacks at reasonable prices. The most "dangerous" street in Budapest: good books and gourmet food

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park, Part: 114: A Day at the Miskolc Strand

miskolc strandBeing fully aware of the frost on my windows this morning, I still have a year backlog of blogs to post...perhaps relevant for next year.


With granddaughter Lili here for two weeks, we were in search of some new things to do with here. Rakaca Lake was finally hit by the annual green algae bloom, so we decided to try the Miskolc Strand near the train station. It is far less well-known than the nearby Miskolc-Tapolca Cave Baths. The sun was very hot and thunder was threatening as we parked the car, and purchased our discounted family ticket (2 adults, 1 child) for a very reasonable 4300 HUF. The changing rooms were very difficult to locate since the parking lot and entrance we came through are far miskolc strandfrom the main entrance and the back of the building is not sign posted. But, we eventually found everything and found an uncrowded, grassy area to set out our blankets. Free large shade umbrellas are placed around, and plastic lounge chairs are also available for free. We did not explore all the pools, since Lili wanted to spend most of her time on the giant water slides. I handled the first one, the easy yellow one, OK. On the orange slide I swallowed my heart and almost shat myself - we did not go back to that one. The big, curvy purple one was also doable for me. We tried the yellow one in pairs several times. I found it a much better experience than the overcrowded, overpriced, and lukewarm water of Miskolc-Tapolca.