Balaton: Europe's largest lake.
Crossing into Hungary and we were beginning to feel quite a long way from home. We like to attempt to at least learn hello and thank you in all the local languages but even after five days we still couldn't master even these simple two words in Hungarian.
Luckily everyone was very friendly and super helpful and lots of people spoke English, so we got by. We made a quick stop at Decathlon to splash out on new pedal bikes for the kids. Vienna had seen them both crack the pedal bike without stabilisers. They both have inherited some sporting talents from Mikey. So we now had 7 bikes on the back of the car (3 adult bikes and 4 kids bikes). Yes there is still only 4 of us…
Balaton was a bit like a Butlins but it was perfect for us. A cycle path from our campsite lead us to the lakeside 1.5km away. A perfect distance for the our maillot blancs in training.
Our closest lakeside beach had an amazing playground, sandy beach and pedalos shaped like cars with slides on. Waterpolo nets and basketball hoops in the water and pontoons a-plenty, they had thought of everything. There was even aqua aerobics each afternoon.
We spent a very easy 3days just hanging out holiday making. Early morning jogs beside the lake, followed by lounging at the beach followed by evening BBQ’s. And if it wasn't for the pesky mosquitos it would have been practically perfect.
Next stop, Croatia.
Is Otto going to replace Cav? xx
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Kelly and Mikey (but mostly Kelly). We sold up in the UK to travel with our two littluns for a year or so. If you want to know more click the about us!