2013.06,16 Sunday, Györ, Hungary
I am slowly making my way to Vienna. Slowly because I have more time than I need to arrive in time to meet Inge on Thursday. Yesterday I rode on the Slovak side of the river, mostly in farmland and small towns, then detoured across the river to pretty Györ. About 65 km.
Today, a second day in Györ. Went for a ride in the surrounding countryside this morning and now I’m having a lazy afternoon. The town has a large, well-used pedestrian-only area full of bars and cafés. As in Budapest, the streets fill late in the afternoon and on into the evening as everyone comes out for a stroll, a pastry, an ice cream or a beer. It feels festive and friendly.
The town had flooding three or four metres above the current river level. It is amazing and frightening to look at the high water mark.
Rather than describe it in words, here are some photos. They don’t all need captions.