DAY 2 – ROLLING IN MOHÁCS – PART 2

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Before you get into reading the afternoon’s programs that I wish to share with you, I  have the pleasure to admit Mohács has plenty to offer to all its arriving guests. If you are looking for a warm welcome, even on a cold  day, you will feel jolly good  with all the excitements.

Besides the cultural experiences for about to see at Mohács, not bad to know its region is an important wine-growing , which has become more and more famous with its  dry white wines.

You have arrived to the right place.!

After leaving the Museum of Busó (pro. as Busho), we hit the road again to explore  the Museum of  Dorottya (Dorothy). The  museum is a home with its largest collection displays Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian folk customs, folk ceramics and arts.  More than 3000 ceramics, 5000 homespun, 130 painted carved chests are some of the treasures can be seen at the Dorottya Kanizsai Museum.

Another significant building the Dome stands at the Main Square the “Széchényi “Square. Before leaving the Main Square we  visited the Church of Oath that is also known as the Battlefield’s Memorial Church. It represents as a landmark of the Hungarians national union. Within the church’s decoration, the  forms of the glass windows  had a reminder of the  times from the  Middle Ages.

The Dorottya  (Dorothy) Kanizsai Museum.

The museum with its largest collection displays Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian folk customs and folk arts.  More than 3000 ceramics, 5000 homespun, 130 painted carved chests are some of the treasures can be seen at the Dorottya (Dorothy) Kanizsai Museum.

Serbian Orthodox church

A breathtaking scene welcomed us. The whole  furnitures and stands were made of wood. This Baroque Serbian Orthodox church was built by Serbians escaping to Hungary from the Turkish in 1732. The inside icons are from the early 19th century works by Mór Csóka, Hungarian painter. The 48 meters tall church can be easily seen from far away distance.

Rolling on the River Danube on Mohács’s catamaran

An outstanding trip out on the River Danube, drifting on a catamaran, whereas ya can enjoy the outstanding hospitality of the crew.  Can go for an expedition of watching the landscape and the birds of this territory or just for pleasure having a boat trip. You may feed your eyes with the outstanding sight on both sides of the bank. All you need is to make a reservation (you float on the catamaran from early spring untill the River Danube doesn’t froze) and spend a wonderful time with your friends and/or family. Also you can a receive a treat from the Captain, as to be wed while floating on the catamaran. See the guidelines on the attached snap.

The promenade by the riverbank is going on to be extended and renewed to please those wishing to have a pleasant stroll along the river.

Lunch time down at the bank of the river at the  Halászcsárda  “Fisherman’s -“home-made meals”

Just was in the right time to hear we are heading to the Halászcsárda. Now we all became hungry thinking of the Hungarian Fish soup that  many  have dreamt of on our way to the Halászcsárda. It is a neighbouring building next door to our stay at the Hotel Szent János  (Saint John). Furnished in the old  Hungarian style, as a fisherman’s port.

We all enjoyed the typical Hungarian riverside meal: Soup: Hungarian fish soup “halászlé”, 2nd course: Hungarian pasta with sweet cheese and sweet  cream “túróscsúsza”, desert: pancake filled with sweet milk cheese mixed with raisin topped with vanilla cream “mazsolás túrós palacsinta, vaniliás öntettel”, booze: plum pálinka “szilva pálinka”

After our wonderful lunch, we “jumped up the bus” and headed to our last  scene of our 2 days “study tour”

Museum of White and Black storks

Received  an overview of the natural environment at the surrounding area of Mohács with its woods and many small ponds, river-sides that are  in favour to the storks  living/staying in Hungary’s Mohács area. Snaps, maps, video, stamping rings, tales about  their migration routes were out on displays. A wonderful guide showed us around by giving a full overview about the white and black storks surrounding the area of Mohács. Spoke about their habitats and habits, especially underlining the  black storks as  the unique pieces in  the world of nature, their loyalty and the storks as parents.

Darkness covered  the city by the time we left the museum and start our way  back to Budapest on a rainy cold evening during the Fall of October.

Personally wish to thank each and everyone who had a part in hosting us to this Study Tour. The surely worked hard  as to ensure we enjoy our stay. They hope we all will take back and share, spread our memories and come back again someday, if not earlier than in February when the days of the Walking Busó (pro:Busho)Parade “Busójárás” that fills the air at Mohács. I  would like to recommend every foreigners living in Hungary and tourist already in the planning state to mark the date in your 2012 calendar for February’s stay at Mohács.

Summarizing my 2nd day of  adventures, Mohács with its rich history background and the marvelous hospitality of the locals made my day.

It was really a pleasant Magical Mystery  Tour.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 08/11/2011 at 09:07

    Two days of an adventure that those who can’t participate would be so envious, tradition and history has not been forgotten in your part of the world….these occasions that you have reported on so graphically must have a great importance to the presenters and they must get satisfaction in playing their part so professionally…Thanks again for your enlightening reports

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