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Travel in Hungary

I am looking over a map of Hungary and dreaming up the ways in which I shall travel here. I have a Hobohideout.com show to ship in Budapest at the Loft Hostel – I make web pages for hotels/ hostels as a trade for bed – but they do not have any openings for me until July 21st. Today is the 16th and I stand within120 km from that city – a single day of bicycle riding.

I feel that I must leave my friends apartment in Gyor no later than tomorrow, as there is a certain unspoken time limit that guest can remain as “guests” in someone’s home. So where will I go for the intervening four days?
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Gyor, Hungary- July 16, 2008
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I thought momentarily about heading south and riding a big loop around Lake Balaton, but then I realized that I would just have to ride north again to make Budapest. I also considered making a quick run over through Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia in a gigantic wrong-way arch to ol’ Budapest, but this is far too far out of my path to Turkey for my good directional senses to bear. I also only have four days before I should roll into the Loft Hostel, and I think that I would rather find another occupation than pushing pedals for the entire duration of this time. I think that if I am going to travel through three fresh foreign lands, that I would want to at least look at them. So the question remains: where will I go for these next four days?

I am looking at the maps now, waiting for a dot, a mountain, a river, a Road to call my name.

Links to previous travelogue entries:

  • Thermal Baths in Hungary
  • Hammock Tent as Travel Shelter
  • Hobohideout.com Mission Statement

Travel in Hungary
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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3167 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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