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Central Europe Itinerary (and Aifare Woes)

Central Europe Itinerary (and Aifare Woes)

Old Feb 3rd 2007, 5:54 pm
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Monostory
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tile wrote:
> the Balaton Lake is very long. you will have to go by car from Budapest a
> long way before you see it.
It does not take for really long time. On highway you can get to
Balaton in one (or one and half) hour.
It's much more time to get the car parked near to the strand ;-)

> the highway from Wien to Budapest does not go through
> Bratislava.
It's true but it isn't too long sidestep.

Mikl�s
 
Old Feb 3rd 2007, 6:00 pm
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Alan S wrote:
> Just some snippets on Hungary...
>...
> Oh, and getting confused with their subway system. A way to find
> unexpected sights:-)

Confused with ours? With three lines? What about Paris???
:-)))
 
Old Feb 3rd 2007, 6:28 pm
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On 3 Feb 2007 23:00:08 -0800, "monostory"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>
>Alan S wrote:
>> Just some snippets on Hungary...
>>...
>> Oh, and getting confused with their subway system. A way to find
>> unexpected sights:-)
>
>Confused with ours? With three lines? What about Paris???
>:-)))

I enjoyed getting confused in almost every city I visited
with a transit system - including Paris. One of my "tourist"
techniques is to travel to the outer limits of the local
transit system on at least one day, then to reurn,
preferably by a different route.

Paris stands out for an absolutely vile trip by RER from the
city to CDG, with a change of trains at Gare du Nord. In
Budapest we went a couple of stops too far in that odd
little low-roofed subway train - but then discovered that
lovely park and wandered through it, via the mini-lake, to
the Hero's Place.

Cheers, Alan, Australia
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Old Feb 3rd 2007, 10:08 pm
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On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 18:28:34 +1100, in rec.travel.europe, Alan S <[email protected]>
arranged some electrons, so they looked like this:

... >> Oh, and getting confused with their subway system. A way to find
... >> unexpected sights:-)
... >
... >Confused with ours? With three lines? What about Paris???
... >:-)))
...
... I enjoyed getting confused in almost every city I visited
... with a transit system - including Paris. One of my "tourist"
... techniques is to travel to the outer limits of the local
... transit system on at least one day, then to reurn,
... preferably by a different route.
...
... Paris stands out for an absolutely vile trip by RER from the
... city to CDG, with a change of trains at Gare du Nord.

Guess why I take the metro to Etoile and then the AF bus to the airport... The first time
I used the RER to get there was also the last - wheels are not very useful when you have
to climb hundreds of steps.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 4:30 pm
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On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 23:37:09 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
<deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:

>Let is be knownst that on Sat, 03 Feb 2007 11:58:12 -0800,
>VainGlorious <[email protected]> writted:

>>Thanks, Alan. Your notes have been...noted!
>>
>>With only a day and a half (or so) in Budapest, I'll need the "big
>>picture", and these are all good ways of doing that.
>
>That's a shame. I wasn't really impressed with Budapest until about
>the third day, and then I didn't want to leave.

Really? What was her name?

- TR
- winking knowingly.
 
Old Feb 4th 2007, 9:31 pm
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Let is be knownst that on Sun, 04 Feb 2007 21:30:58 -0800,
VainGlorious <[email protected]> writted:

>On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 23:37:09 +0100, Deeply Filled Mortician
><deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu> wrote:
>
>>Let is be knownst that on Sat, 03 Feb 2007 11:58:12 -0800,
>>VainGlorious <[email protected]> writted:
>
>>>Thanks, Alan. Your notes have been...noted!
>>>
>>>With only a day and a half (or so) in Budapest, I'll need the "big
>>>picture", and these are all good ways of doing that.
>>
>>That's a shame. I wasn't really impressed with Budapest until about
>>the third day, and then I didn't want to leave.
>
>Really? What was her name?

You read my mind. She doesn't live there any more though.
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Old Feb 15th 2007, 7:36 pm
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Gorazd Bozic
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Alan S wrote:
> crossed the border from Slovenia at Lenti (we were actually
> trying to find accommodation in Eastern Slovenia and
> eventually gave up:-) and drove via the northern shores of

Have you tried http://www.slovenia.info/ back then? On a quick glance
they seem to maintain a fairly decent database of accommodation
facilities for the whole of Slovenia (you can browse by the region also).

Gorazd
 
Old Feb 16th 2007, 11:04 pm
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Alan S
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On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:36:04 +0100, Gorazd Bozic
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Alan S wrote:
>> crossed the border from Slovenia at Lenti (we were actually
>> trying to find accommodation in Eastern Slovenia and
>> eventually gave up:-) and drove via the northern shores of
>
>Have you tried http://www.slovenia.info/ back then? On a quick glance
>they seem to maintain a fairly decent database of accommodation
>facilities for the whole of Slovenia (you can browse by the region also).
>
>Gorazd

No, we were driving and looking for hotels/motels/zimmer
frei or anything similar along the roadside away from major
highways. We had an interesting drive and enjoyed the day -
but there was no accommodation to be seen in several hours
of wandering in the border regions near Hungary.

We were close enough that we nearly crossed accidentally
into Hungary twice but were turned back because the little
village border posts were for locals only, not for
non-Europeans like us. We eventually crossed north of
Lendava.

You'll note that there aren't many accommodation listings on
that web-site near that section of the Hungarian border -
and I can assure you that those that are don't have any
signs out indicating that accommodation is available for
passing tourists.

Cheers, Alan, Australia
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