2 Hajdu koz, Tokaj, 3910, Hungary
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The principal vineyards in the world around 1920
Wine cellar in Tokay
Travel Tips for Tokaj
The best thing in Tokaj is obviously the wine. The dry white Furmint and Szamorodni, the semi sweet white Furmint, Szamordi and Muskotaly, the sweet white Furmint, Szamordi and Muskotaly.
And the special ones: the Aszu, the Forditas, the Maslas and also some more modern Cuvee.
In the middle of the village...
Far from being a city, Tokaj is simply a big village. After the dreadfull Miskolc on the way, it has been a real relief, to see that here the nature is really part of the place...
I had already heard about these big nests but this was the first time I really had a chance to see one!!
Walk up to the hill
There is walk up to the hillside where you can find a cross and a great view.
(See picture at sport tip)
If you are more adventureous than you can plan a trip to the top of the hill, but there is a TV tower there, what is not open to public. Still you can look out to all direction from there.
Wine drinking could be classified as a National passtime. Of course the saying goes "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" So, it goes without saying, when in Hungary, drink wine. There is never a shortage of a drinking partner as Hungarians need very little excuse to lift a glass to their lips.
You may hear the expression "Frocs" this is a mixture of wine and soda water, preffered by the social drinkers. But most Hungarians will not hear of having their wine being watered down
So, if you are in Hungary, have a drink with a local. You'll never forget the experiance. But remember, refusal to drink will always offend.
A Hungarian will always raise his glass and make a toast, this being "Isten Eltessen" Translated it means "God grant you long life"
Take advantage of the rivers
You can swim in the river Tisza and Bodrog as they clean enough, but be a good swimmer and look for signs and do not swim where it is not allowed as rivers has strong drift and they are tricky especially around bridges. If you are catious, it is a good sport to swim against the live drift of the river.
You can also take a tour on the rivers by kayak or canoe. If water is not too high and not low either you can get into the maze of dead channels between Tisza and Bodrog.
It is not just sport, but a great chance to see a lot of bird.
You can rent kayak or canoe in Tokaj and get advice where to go. Beside the obvious things protection against moskitos is a must. Also protect yourself against the sun if you are kayaking/canoeing.