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Side of lard for a snack anyone?


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Photos around the little college town of Szeged. It was the hottest day in recorded Hungarian history so I pretty much had the town to myself....


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The funny part of this picture was not the irony of seeing a statue that so perfectly captured my heavy melancholy of the day - but the look on my face when I forgot to pull mys skirt down before sitting on the bare metal bench when it was 107 degrees outside!!


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One lone soul braves the heat to watch the Tour de France


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The main cathedral in Szeged - the square is built on the same dimensions as St Marks in Venice.


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The city was like a ghost town...


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My host Daniel, me, and Daniel's flat mates drinking Unicum - Hungary's "national" liquor


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My host Daniel and me at the bus station - he was so sweet to see me all the way there on such a hot day.


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The Gázi Kászim Mosque, built during the Ottoman rule in the 16th century but later converted to a Catholic church.


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The padlocks of love....


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One of the remaining turrets along the city's old Roman walls. The tables and booths from the cultural festival marry the past with the present.


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Mitsoura in concert. Such a haunting voice....


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Rudi and friends...


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Rudi's good friend Csaba, Rudi (my host), me, Sara and Jakob - the couple surfing from Germany


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okay, now, y'all can't be bringin' them guns in the bank now, ya hear?


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View of the main square with the 'wild' horse in the foreground and converted mosque in the background...


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What a great restaurant - the cherry soup was AWESOME!


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The Kavalaria tombs above the town...


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Views from Kavalaria and walkikng back down into the town...


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Trouble maker.....


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So, the evening starts tamely enough. Chatting on the grass after the concert. Smoking a raspberry flavored hookah. Drinking a litte beer.... And then came the palinka... and the wild horses. The pictures only need one caption - Damn, we're drunk! But we had fun - well... until the hospital...


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