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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 98: The Beatles Museum in Ege

beatles museum egerWe had planned to take our granddaughter Lili to Eger last month but for some reason we did something else. The choice was helped by the fact that when I tried to introduce her to Beatles music she did not like it. Instead, she put The Random Chocolates on repeat play, her new favourite band. I'm not complaining.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 97: Winter Esztramos Hill and Aladár Földvári Cave Tour

pea stonesHaving missed the first opportunity to take part in this new tour because of the Pig Killing Festival last week, I jumped at the chance for the second and last date.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 96: Pig Killing Festival in Túrkeve

treehugger dan and harris hawkThe Minister of Agriculture Sandor Fazékas is from Karcag, and always attends the local pig killing festivals around the time of winter carnival. The national parks system comes under his jurisdiction, and therefore we are compelled to set up information stands at such events.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 95: Visit to 3 more National Park Certified Producers

irota ecolodgeThe Ministry of Agriculture charges the national parks to visit all of their certified producers once a year. We are getting a late start, but hope to visit all 13 local producers by the end of the year. Our next group to visit included Royal Treats in Aggtelek, the Ecolodge in Irota, and the Tiny House in Jósvafő.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 94: Visit to 5 more National Park Certified Producers

bobbin laceThe Ministry of Agriculture charges the national parks to visit all of their certified producers once a year. We are getting a late start, but hope to visit all 13 local producers by the end of the year.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park: Visit to 3 National Park Certified Local Producers

Vajda György KékedThe Ministry of Agriculture charges the national parks to visit all of their certified producers once a year. We are getting a late start, but hope to visit all 13 local producers by the end of the year.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 92: Bódvaszilas Cabbage Festival

bodvaszilas cabbage festivalWe missed the Fruit Tree Walk again for the third time this year, but luckily were free for the annual Cabbage Festival in Bódvaszilas. The week of rain cleared in time to give us a glorious autumn afternoon.Read more »

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 »