Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sárospatak

A Statement Preserved In Stone

Just before arriving in Sárospatak be sure to take a good look at a 500 forint note. On the front, you will see Ferenc Rákóczi II, the famous Hungarian leader with a serious look in his eyes, flowing hair and a fabulous swirling mustache. (more…)

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Monok

The Bright Uplands of Freedom

Tucked into a valley bordered on both its north and south sides by the Zemplén Mountains, the village of Monok can best be described as quaint. Vineyards spread from the outskirts of the town up onto the hillsides.

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Miskolc

The Phoenix in the Ashes

Miskolc, the name evokes dirty thoughts among Hungarians. This is not due to any kind of immoral conduct that takes place in the city, but due to its status as once thriving industrial center that was hit hardest of any city in the nation by the end of Communism. (more…)

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