Sightseeing in Hungary: Vác - Adventures of Anette

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sightseeing in Hungary: Vác

About half an hour by train from Budapest there is a small town called Vác where you can experience a relaxing atmosphere with the local Hungarians. Every summer in the last week of July they also have festivals in the town, which attracts visitors from near and far. The locals like spending the summer nights in the pubs and you can easily hang out in the main square situated not too far from the train station, or perhaps have a beer while enjoying the view of the Danube river.

A photo of the main square, where you also can see the remains of some of Vác historical buildings beneath the glass floor.

The main square again..!

The relaxing atmosphere of Vác

My stepmother is Hungarian, and her relatives all live in or close to Vác. Every time I've visited the city I have been taken really good care of, and enjoyed the time spent with my extended family here. Vác is situated in the vicinity of many interesting tourists destinations as well, so it has been easy to experience a lot of Hungary during my previous stay. But of course, with my 3 years living in Asia it has been a rather long time since I last had the chance to go for a visit. This time I spent most of my time with my brother in Budapest so I didn't visit any other famous tourist destinations, but I did enjoy a lovely day with my extended family in their home.

The Danube seen from the house of my Hungarian family

Green great landscape!

My expended family has a huge garden where they keep all sorts of animals, like goats, peacocks and deers. Recently the family took in a baby deer that had been abandoned by its mother, and the baby deer has become completely tame. I got to pet it and hold it, and it is soooo cute! I've always been a big animal lover and a tree hugger (haha..), so getting the chance to hold Bambi (yeah, that's his name^^) was one of the biggest highlights of my trip.
Me and Bambi. He's sooo adorable!! 

Bambi came to greet us as soon as he saw us entering his garden^^

Unfortunately my stay in Hungary this time was rather short, but I know I'll definitely have the chance to return here again some time in the future. I had a great time visiting my brother in Budapest and my extended family in Vác, and I'm already looking forward to the next visit. Next up: Norway and Latvia!
A collage of a couple of my photos from Hungary.

Other posts:
Sightseeing in Budapest: Giraffe Hop on Hop off City Tour
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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who'd gladly trade a trip to the shoppingmall for a hike in the forest any day.

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The classical story about a girl who went for a one-year exchange program to Japan, fell in love and got stuck there. Starting out as a student in Kyoto in 2010 I now work full-time in Tokyo as a hotel consultant, and write mostly about my travels, working life in Japan as well as a bunch of random stuff.
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