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Balatonvilágos, Hungary – The purgatory of the hedonists

The Hedon Beers of Balatonvilagos - Pubtourist

So far, I wrote about bigger towns of Lake Balaton like Siófok and Keszthely. But our popular summer destination is mostly surrounded by smaller settlements with a few thousand or in some cases even only a few hundred inhabitants. As third target in summer of 2016 I pointed out Balatonvilágos, a tiny town with ca. Continue reading →

The opposite ends of Lake Balaton #1: Keszthely

Lake Balaton with swans in Keszthely - Pubtourist

After the eventful discovery of Siófok, I stopped by two more times last summer and had a closer look at the pub life of two other towns at Lake Balaton, the largest lake of Central Europe. Keszthely in the northeastern corner and Balatonvilágos in the southwestern corner were two very different experience. Lets see the first one! Lake Balaton Continue reading →

Siófok, Lake Balaton – The local pub and the party promenade

Trees in Hungarian national colors in Siófok, Petőfi sétány - Pubtourist

Siófok has an award-winner main square, interesting statues and a beautiful Balaton shore, but when its name is mentioned, most of the young people think of its famous party promenade, Petőfi sétány. I’ve spent three days to experience the difference between the already known party promenade and the real local bars. On the last night Continue reading →

Siófok, Balaton: a collection of pub genres

Siófok, Müller's Hostel and its bar on Emerich Kálmán promenade

Siófok had an entire collection of pub genres. After the first four stops the town had still more to offer. It was a rainy, grey Sunday afternoon. You would never guess,that this has been July. I was about to continue my discovery with real local pubs as long as possible, and only go to the party promenade Continue reading →

Siófok backstage #2 – The daily pub life of Hungary’s summer capital

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The pubs of a Siófok sized Hungarian town are already various like the colors of the rainbow. It’s big enough to find every possible pub genre, but it’s small enough to find only one or two pieces of every type. Of course in this case the overall picture won’t stay untouched by the fact that Continue reading →

Siófok backstage – the daily publife of Hungary’s summer capital

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There is hardly a tourist or an expat in Hungary, who have already visited Lake Balaton, but never heard of its most well known town, Siófok. It is called the capital of the summer, has fame, lights, loud music, brown skins, white smiles and aand aaaand real people, actual citizens who doesn’t leave at the end Continue reading →