After a tough day yesterday I was hoping that Hungary was going to bowl us over today and it did not disappoint. the weather gods once again spoiling us with temps in the 30’s again today.
Whilst the route was not exactly following the Danube at first the roads were good and the scenery very nice and starting to feel very Soviet.
All of a sudden the scenery is starting to look very east European with relics from the Soviet industrial era.
The prices are more reasonable as we move south as the cost of living is 35% cheaper than uk with the cost of living being 35% cheaper than the UK.
We passed Europes biggest aluminium plant (now closed)
We pootle along with a range of Mointains to our right the Danube now on our left.
After stopping on a restaurant and trying to give ourselves diabetes with cake and ice cream we dropped down to the Danube path which has been put in place almost entirely to cater for the Boat cruises and the accompanying cyclists moving very slowly in day glo health and safety vests.
We are now nipping on a ferry crossing to Slovakia which will probably be the last time we hit the north bank.
The name of the ferry amused me. the ferries are just floating pontoons pushed around by a tug boat.
Super scenic today so far as we travel across to Slovakia it gets even better, the people of Hungary and Slovakia really use this part of the Danube as its Mediterranean there are lots of bars and food places.
Another ferry trip back to the mainland and a little sprint to the campsite we are now on 24k from Budapest.
The campsite we have chosen is lacking investment and is stuck in a time warp of the 1960 soviet design we have chosen to stay in a bungalow overlooking the Danube its super old and quite cool. You can imagine how hectic it must have of been in its heyday full of the richer parts of Hungarian hierarchy I can hear them having fun and playing in the pool.
Its quite sad now that we are nearing the end of our journey down the Danube.