It’s been a really great week. Having left Austria behind, we headed into Hungary and then into Slovakia for a short period. Primarily following the Danube river still, the weather continued to be miserable but thankfully the temperature increased and eventually the sun arrived in full force just in time for our cycle into Budapest where we celebrated my birthday. We did feel rather out of place turning up to such a fancy hotel with pannier bags and mud stained trousers but after a few minutes we didn’t care! On the big day we woke up early and cycled across town to one of the local thermal baths which Budapest is well known for. After a long soak and a short time to contemplate life, we headed back into the city centre and went for a super fancy breakfast. My good friend Kirsty had booked, paid and organised the breakfast with Susie as a birthday treat which was amazing – thanks again to Kirsty and also thanks to Susie for cycling with balloons and banners and cards to surprise me as well!
Not giving ourselves too much of a break we still had 50 odd miles to cycle that afternoon. We’ve had a couple of great BnBs over the last couple of days which have been more like homestays. It’s been really great to meet some Hungarian people and they have been so welcoming. Another very rainy 80 miles cycled today but the forecast for tomorrow is looking great – suncream at the ready!!
The end of the video was this afternoon, we crossed over the Danube to stay in a small town called Mohacs, our last night in Hungary.