Jamie and Penny visit

Jamie and Penny were visiting Julian over the weekend. We went running on Monday night followed by a feast at Julian and Jana’s.

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Above: A cruisy run with Jamie and Penny. Below: Oh no, not another photo. Penny cooked us a feast and Jana topped it off with dessert. Delicious…

Dinner at Julian's (Freiburg) resize

A wander in the forest

Edit and I went walking in a forest between Győr and Lake Balaton for a few hours during the day. We followed a little shingle road down a cutting beside a river. We had lunch along the way and chatted about this-and-that. We were entertained by a bunch of young lads battling each other with stinging nettle as we waited by the train for our return journey. We had another sneaky ice cream in Győr on our return before driving back to Edit’s house.

Another evening and then my trip was over. The commute started with Edit driving me to Vienna in the morning before I flew to Switzerland and trained back to Freiburg.

Thank you Edit for a very nice weekend.

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Above left and below: Heading through the forest by train. Above right: Waving shadows. We stopped on a bridge for a few minutes and tried to make our shadows grab people walking under us.


Running and visiting Győr

We got up early again to avoid the heat. I went running along the river and Edit cycled. We ended up at a nearby town and had a nosey around before heading back stopping to have a dip in the water. We visited an old-colleague of Edit’s in his holiday bach on our return and watched as he prepared a Sunday meal; a vegetable stew cooked in a wood oven. I snuck in a half-marathon, running 21.7 km.

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Above left: Running next to the river. Above right: Into the wood oven it goes.

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Above left: Looking a little tired after running. Above right: Mmm stew.

In the afternoon we headed into Győr and had a look around. It’s amazing to see the difference between rural Hungary and the towns. In the countryside it seems quite poor but the towns are in very good condition. We grabbed an icecream and had a look at some of the attractions. There was a festival feel in the air… due to there being… a festival on.

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Above left: Edit in Győr. Above right: Cris being a poser.

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Above left: It was hot-hot-hot. At least until a big storm came in the evening. Above right: Cris being a poser… again…