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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 91: Visit to Some of Balaton National Park's Certified Local Producers

tamasi pincezetThis week we had to go down to Csopak in the heart of Balaton National Park for a meeting of all national park certified product coordinators for the 10 Hungarian national parks. Six months ago it was held in the Őrség.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 90: Őskultúra (Ancient Culture) Foundation Festival, Apple Pressing in Irota...

oskultura alapitvanyWe were in Budapest last week because I participated in Central European University's (CEU) welcome afternoon for the incoming class where I had a table promoting Aggtelek National Park. CEU students and staff get a discount off specific tours at the park.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 89: VIII. Annual Gömör Fruit Festival 2016

VIII Gömör Fruit FestivalOrganised by the Gömöri Környezet- és Tájfejlesztő Egyesület, it was touch and go if it would happen this year.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 88: Kolorcity Festival - Muzsikás, Illés Emlékzenekar, Wine Tasting, Bird Ringing C

gumi centaurAugust 20th not only marked a national holiday in Hungary, but also the last day of the 3-week long Kolorcity Festival.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 87: Maszkura és a Tücsökraj and Theatre Brass Concerts

Maszkura és a TücsökrajThe annual one month long Kazincbarcika Kolor Fesztival also kicked off last week, and on Monday we travellRead more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 86: VIII. Annual International Hucul Festival and V. International Farrier Competit

V. International Farrier Competition JósvafőThis year saw an even greater number of foreign farrier competitors representing 6 countries (HU, UK, FR, FINN, PL, Ger). The 21 competitors in all included two from Finland for the first time, 4 from the UK, and three women.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 85: Holiday at Lake Balaton

nagyberekWe took our summer holiday this year in Balatonfenyves on the southern coast of Lake Balaton, taking advantage of the free use of a house kindly lent by family members.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 84: Bike Ride to Rudabánya and the Award Winning Pannon Seed Bank

rudabanya lakeWe still not have made good on our commitment to slim down. We have been on a few bike rides, but not as regularly as we could or should. Kata decided on the route this time, which brought us through Szendrő to Rudabánya.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 83: Opening of Irota Ecolodge, Szendrő Turns 20 and Garden Processing

irota ecolodgeLast week we had the winter firewood delivered. According to the little moisture meter I bought, for the most part the dry wood we ordered seems to be fairly dry. Firewood should be under 20% moisture. Norbi has cut it up and we will get it packed into the wood shed this week. The first year we used about 7m3, last year about 8m3.Read more »