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    Kis-Balaton
    2019 Grateful 52

    2019 Grateful 40: Kis-Balaton Tour

    I’ve driven the road from the village to Sármellék and on to Balatonszentgyörgy often enough to comment repeatedly on the dead trees and reed fields

    Budapest

    Hitting the spot

    Where has the summer gone? Is it my imagination or is time flying by ever so quickly, much quicker than years ago when it seemed

    The royal Balaton

    My geography is terrible. My Hungarian geography is particularly bad. Add that to a horrible sense of direction and the countless times I’ve gotten lost

    Moving to the Balaton

    I have an aversion to debt. The thoughts of having a mortgage brings me out in a cold sweat. And I know that if I

    Guaranteed to make me smile

    As the temperatures soar, my levels of tolerance drop. There is a direct correlation between how hot it is and what sort of mood I’m

    Attitude kills?

    Last weekend, I did what hundreds, if not thousands, or indeed hundreds of thousands of Budapest city dwellers do every Sunday in the summer –

    Aging…like a good wine

    ‘Do you mind me asking how old you are? he said. ‘How old do you think?’ I replied. ‘I can’t see how you could be

    2013 Grateful 31

    This weekend, driving around the Balaton, I was mesmerised, not by the lake or the vineyards but by the grass verges on the roadside. Column

    Weather too hot to handle

    I was born with a limited supply of patience and I live in fear of it running out before I die. So I ration it.

    At the Hungarian seaside

    Well, I finally made it to the Hungarian Sea. To Balaton (or to ‘the Balaton’) as is said here. The typical Friday afternoon crawl of cars heading down to to

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