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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 119: Túrkeve Sheep Stew Festival

great bustardI do not understand how my colleagues get sent to the beer festivals to represents the park, but I, the vegetarian, get sent to pig and sheep killing festivals. While the dawn bloodbath is sickening, we always manage to meet interesting people. The Sheep Stew Festival in Túrkeve was no different.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 117: Boldva Pumpkin Seed Oil Manufaktura and Small Fork

pumpkin seed oil boldvaSeveral months ago racing for a train connection in Miskolc I bumped into Viktória Bencze Lengyelné, director of the Borsod-Torno-Gömör Association (BTGE).Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park, Part 116: VII. Clabber Festival in Boldva

clabber festival boldvaThere are all sorts of local festivals, and I suppose every village has to find a hook. There is a hucul horse festival, steamed dumpling festival, apricot jam festival, autumn fruit festival, folk festival, tractor festival, and as we discovered, a curdled milk festival.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 115: Fiddler on the Roof, and Best Chinese Food in Hungary

dulo restaurantFor our birthdays last year, Kata and I received tickets to director Robert Alföldi's new production of Fiddler on the Roof from Jeroen and Lennard.Read more »

A Trip to Villány

agancsos vineyardIn order to celebrate the sale of my flat in Budapest, we took a short holiday to Villány. We found a very good deal at the Hotel Vitis in Virágos, just a 1km walk to the wine cellars in the centre of Villány.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park, Part 114: Folkamenco

pirok zsofiKata bought us tickets to Folkamenco at the Miskolc House of the Arts last December. At first it was like watching a 3 ring circus in 1 ring. I just could not concentrate on any one thing with Hungarian folk dancing, Hungarian folk music, flamenco music and dancing all going on at once.Read more »

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.

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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park, Part 113: Local Goat Cheese

kecsegtető kecskefarmKata and Lili attended the annual Opera Festival in Perkupa, starring local boy Csaba Szegedi from the State Opera. At the festival they encountered a young couple Vivien Bianka and Andor Szabados selling goat cheese and grilled goat cheese burgers. We decided take a bike ride and visit them in nearby Szöllösardó.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 112: The Raw Chef in Sajóivanka

raw chefKata has been studying Shiatsu and Do-In for a few years, and one of her classmates Gabriella recently converted to a completely raw food, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free diet. Gabriella invited István Varga, Hungary's foremost proponent and ambassador of raw food to her hometown for a cooking demonstration and three-course meal. We went along.Read more »