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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part XXV: Tai Chi Camp and the Koltays’ Royal Treats

koltay hazasparMy colleague at Aggtelek National Park Tamas Kondrat (in charge of the park's vehicle and small agricultural machine fleet) was hosting a Tai Chi Camp by the Baradla Cave entrance in Aggtelek and asked Kata and I if we could volunteer to cook a couple vegetarian lunches for the participants.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park, Part XXIV: Ballagas and Birds

gedeon manorOur neighbours Csabi and Szonja surprised us by inviting us to their daughter Szonja's ballagas, a kind of graduation ceremony from 8th grade. The only other time I had been at the school was several years ago when I tried to exercise my right to vote in the local elections.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part XXIII: Picnic in Meszes

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part XXIII
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XVI. Annual Bükk – Aggtelek Bike Tour

XVI. Annual Bükk – Aggtelek Bike Tour
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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part XXI

cherry treeThe end of March saw big changes in our lives. We made the move to Aggtelek National Park permanent. We did not have any furniture to move, but somehow it still required 3 cars and a return trip to Budapest the next day for the bikes and plants. Tremendous thanks must go out to Laci, Maco and Tim for their help with the move.Read more »

Concert Reviews: Eugenia, Poosta Ramblers, Mookie Brando and the Second Cousins, Beaux Jaxon Blues Quartet

mookie brando and the second cousinsWe have caught a ton of good music over the last 2 weeks.Read more »

Greening Your December Holidays

Greening Your December Holidays

The Soul of a Blue Rabbit

keknyul hammondI have been waiting all my life, and half of that in Budapest, to see a live soul and funk band. While Budapest has an amazingly diverse and vibrant music scene, these two genres have been sadly missing - - until last night.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part XX: Polish Hucul Study Visit in Return

derenk tour with ranger Imre MihalikIn July, 38 staff of Aggtelek National Park visited the Gladyszow breeding centre in Regietow, Poland ( more »

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

unnepi langosPreparing the winter garden required some serious help from some earth moving equipment. Thursday evening Albert came by to take a last look at the work to be done and first noticed Mihaly mushrooms (I cannot find these in any mushroom lexicon, it must be the local or folk name.Read more »