Our Trip To Lake Balaton in Hungary

I realised that I didn’t share my holiday snaps from our trip to Hungary. If you didn’t already know G is Hungarian and we are lucky enough to be able to visit family and have somewhere to stay when we are out there. I’ve been to the capital Budapest a few times before and also to a city in the south called Szeged but finally this year we visited Lake Balaton, which has been on my holiday wishlist for a while, it’s a 50 mile long lake situated in the west of the country, boasting beautiful views, food and being the largest lake in central Europe.


We went in late September after the rush of the summer had died down but the weather was still brilliant, on our second day the temperature hit over 40 degrees which I have never experienced before. I’m not the best person for soaring heat but the air was clear and the breeze that swept through most days which made it very comfortable. I am now craving this kind of heat for my summer holidays next year!

We stayed at G’s mum and dad’s apartment for one night and then travelled to a small town called Balatonföldvár, which is on the south side of the lake, and stayed in a wonderful guest house. The truly magical thing about Lake Balaton is all the tiny hidden gems along it’s coastline, there a tiny cafes which sit close to small beaches, fishing spots as well as their bigger man made sand beaches. It also boasts beautiful harbours and promenades which I really want to visit on the north side of the lake next year. The water is very shallow, so you can walk a few metres, maybe more and it still be knee deep on you, I saw people so far out walking and then suddenly they drop and be swimming, it was the most bizarre thing I have seen. But this does mean it’s great for kids, Rose was in her element walking in the water and splashing about, even I, a very non swimmer, enjoyed it.

We did a lot as a family and most of which I either don’t want to share the pictures, as let’s be honest some privacy is needed and also I simply put my camera down and enjoyed the time away with everyone. The few pictures I do want to share are like my <a href="http://www.georgiapetite cialis mit rezept.co.uk/2015/12/a-country-walk.html” target=”_blank”>country walk post, they aren’t edited in any way and are some of my favourites from the whole trip.

The last two photos I needed to share, I swear Hungary do the best crepes and you can get an array of fillings from jam to a sweet ricotta! But my favourite is Nutella, boring I know. You can get crepes and other street/market food from every corner of the city which is pretty amazing and if I lived there I would be the size of a house. I also wanted to show you the cool graffiti I saw near G’s parents place, I don’t usually photograph this kind of thing but I love it. Oh and yes that is a real turtle in one the photos, my brother in law saved from the beak of a duck and we then set him free, after pictures of course!
Have you ever been to Lake Balaton?
Georgia x
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  1. 8th December 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I've only been to Budapest in Hungary but these photos have made me want to explore more! x

  2. 9th December 2015 / 11:11 am

    It looks beautiful and idyllic, such a wonderful place to spend a holiday.

  3. 9th December 2015 / 5:26 pm

    It looks lovely, I know Hungary is place my hubbie would like to go and visit.

  4. 9th December 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Loving the pics. Am sure you had a great time.

  5. 10th December 2015 / 11:17 am

    Looks like It was an amazing time. Bless the little one falling asleep, all the fun must have tired her out x

  6. 12th December 2015 / 5:59 pm

    beautiful, I've only ever been to Budapest so would love to explore more of that country x

  7. 12th December 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Yay, it's so beautiful you won't be disappointed!

  8. 12th December 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I urge you to go here or anywhere else in Hungary it's a beautiful country with so much to offer!

  9. 12th December 2015 / 7:27 pm

    It was amazing, thank you for commenting!

  10. 12th December 2015 / 7:33 pm

    I think it's becoming more of a place people want to go and visit now! It's such a lovely country!

  11. 12th December 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Yeah thank you we had a wonderful time!

  12. 12th December 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Oh I know everyday she would fall asleep so quickly as there was just so much fun to be had!

  13. 12th December 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I urge you to go forth and explore, the city Szeged to the south is beautiful and has a great nightlife, obviously lake Balaton and there is also picturesque mountains to the north which is great for wine tasting and going to spas!

  14. 9th March 2016 / 9:27 am

    CREPE! my favourite, lol! Hope i could visit Hungary too one day. �� beautiful photos, and that lil girl sleeping.

  15. 9th March 2016 / 10:03 am

    Seems to be a great place and you have had a lot of fun…

  16. 9th March 2016 / 10:20 am

    It looks so peaceful! Hungary is one of the places I wanna go when I'll be able to travel to Europe! Soooon. Need to save first :))

  17. 9th March 2016 / 5:21 pm

    The only place I know in Hungary is the Budapest but this one looks really wonderful.. and considering that it is one of the largest lakes in central Europe, this must be a very interesting site to visit!
    thanks you for giving us a quick tour through your photos!

  18. 10th March 2016 / 6:42 am

    Hey Giorgia, so done. WHen we are visiting Hungary, i am going to let you know. lovely blog. i Have already subscribed to your blog, dear!

  19. 10th March 2016 / 8:12 am

    I love going on staycations where there's a lake or a good view of a body of water. It calms my nerves. How I wish I have enough travel funds to visit Europe.

  20. 10th March 2016 / 10:15 am

    Your pictures are really beautiful. Sounds like you had a great time. I especially liked the pancakes!

  21. 10th March 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I'm really a huge fan of street arts, so I appreciate that graffiti. Looks like a nice day by the lake.

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