Easter in a Monastery

I spend Easter in a Franciscan Monastery in Esztergom, the Catholic Centre of Hungary.

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Bear leek, egg and goat milk

One of the Teahouse-people has a small goat herd and invited me to help with the milking.

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A haza minden előtt! - Homeland above everything

The 15th of March is the Hungarian equivalent to the American Independence Day and is celebrated accordingly.

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Concert tour to Hamburg

To visit a concert of the EAV and meet a few close friends at the same time I travelled to Hamburg for the weekend.

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Riding barebacked

The Horseback Archers have to compete without a saddle until the second student grade. That makes learning to ride without a saddle an important part of the trainings.

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The Beginning of the New Year

I might have not celebrated Christmas with my fellow volunteers but for New Year we met in Budapest.

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Midwinter and other Endings of the Year

With the closing of the year and Christmas on the doorstep there are, of course, a few Christmas parties - and with the Horseback Archery people we even celebrate Midwinter.

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Baranta!

The Hungarians have their own traditional Martial Art, consisting of a lot of different single disciplines.

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Hungarian Onomatology: Hungarian Versions of Names

Many names used in German or English are also known in Hungary - in a slightly different version.

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Hungarian Walnut Pasta

The Hungarian kitchen offers a few interesting dishes for the curious tongue - including sweet main courses.

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