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 lake.  We cooked our meals outside in the shade of the little “kitchen” off the side of the building – a wooden lean-to reminiscent of playhouse days.

Hightlight of Balaton (for me):  Gulyas dinner.  A young man from the village came to the hostel and spent the better part of a day chopping up vegetables and cooking meat in a huge … cauldron … over the fire-pit.  It wasn’t ready until after 8, and for 1000 forints each (that’s about 5 dollars), we could have all we could eat.

This was, without a doubt, the best gulyas I have ever tasted.  The hostel manager says this is because it was cooked over an open fire.  It was so rich and flavourful and … mmmmm … now my bread and nutella breakfast doesn’t seem like enough food …

So Daddy … if you’re still  looking for the world’s greatest gulyas, I think I found it.

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About Cassidhe Hart

My favorite times of the year: when the weather is first cold enough to put socks on and when the weather is first warm enough to take my socks off.
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2 Responses to Balaton Gulyas

  1. Jon Hart says:

    Q —

    I’m there! (…with my spoon and appetite)
    Lake + gulyas = beyond awesome.

    Love you!
    D

  2. Jon Hart says:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation. ”

    After I posted my comment this phrase came up where I thought my comment would be. I was confused because I read it as:
    “Your comment is awaiting modernization.”
    Oops!

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