Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hungarian Birthday

I celebrated my birthday during the last English camp in some small towns outside of Budapest.  Birthdays, etc., had come up in various conversations (and, quite truthfully, I might have manipulated those conversations … ) and the news passed along … Continue reading

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Simply of Sunflowers

One morning in Markóc I went out to the nearest sunflower fields, just a few minutes by bike, in order to take pictures while the light was good. If you’ve ever walked through a field of sunflowers, you know it’s … Continue reading

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Of Sheep and Sunflowers, part 2

Wednesday we got up quite early and headed to the Hungarian part of Croatia for Bible Day Camps.  First Day Camp stop: Vörösmart.  I’d been there before with the Calvin folks three years ago.  It’s a village build along hillsides … Continue reading

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Of Sheep and Sunflowers, part 1

Shortly after we arrived in Markóc, János explained to us that we would not be doing the gypsy camp because the Hungarian-speaking helpers had something come up.  And there were simply not enough of us.  So, we would be spending … Continue reading

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Markóc

Pronunciation guide: Mar-coats Air-dösh Yan-oash Or-mang-shag Markóc, a tiny village in Southern Hungary, was our home base this past week.  Erdős János, one of the directors of Ars Longa, owns a house there for exactly this sort of purpose.  The … Continue reading

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Having no screens in the window

Pros: You can stick your head out the window and talk to people on the sidewalk You can also lean your head out the window and enjoy the day. Or climb out to talk on the cell phone. You can … Continue reading

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Balaton Gulyas

Lake Balaton – the Hungarian vacation destination We came here to rest between camps, and it was glorious to sleep in as long as we wanted.  It got up to 32-34 degrees celcius, so we welcomed  the breeze off the … Continue reading

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