Thursday, April 15, 2010

Off to Eger! Magical Unicorns and Wine.

We are off to Eger this weekend. It is an early birthday weekend for Diane.

Eger is a town in northeast Hungary. If you live in North America and shop at Trader Joe's you may know Eger because of the $3 Eger "Bulls Blood" red wine they sell. Unfortunately, most of the wine from Eger that is exported tastes horrible.

Wikipedia says it best, "Eger is best known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings--including a Turkish minaret--and red and white wines." On a short trip to Eger last year, Steven and his co-worker, Évi, paid $1 each and ventured up the minaret. The tower is about 40 meters (about 44 yards) tall. Évi and Steven nearly had to crawl down because the winding stairwell was so narrow. Scary!

So by now you can see wine is in the forecast for this trip. One winery that we are looking forward to is János Bolyi's winery.

We'll have some photos of our own posted by Sunday or Monday.

Wine cellars!

Downtown view.

City coat of arms. Apparently unicorns live here. Yippee!
(Perhaps you see unicorns like 'pink elephants' after drinking enough wine.)

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