|Firewatch Tower, Sopron|
We really loved Hungary when we visited as part of our big backpacking trip in our younger days. It was still pretty scary in those days as Communism still reigned supreme. Our lovely homestay host came with us to the train station to say goodbye, but he was fairly terrified of all the guards stomping around with big guns slung over their shoulders, and pretended he didn't know us while they were around. A bit of an unusual experience for these young Aussies. So not used to seeing people with biiiggg guns!
This tower has 200 steps to the top - we climbed them all, so we could check out the view. We met a very interesting young fella in Sopron who was actually from Vienna on a trip. He was quite the young Nazi! He was not a fan of the Jewish people; all Europe's problems were their fault apparently. Scary stuff I tell you. And he was only about 20 - OMG, pretty shocking. Fortunately, we met no other self-professed neo Nazis.
We had a wonderful time, checking out the historical architecture and meeting lovely people. And eating interesting food, including 2 whole tureens of soup at one restaurant. We didn't realise you were supposed to serve yourself and just fill your bowl with a ladle of soup. We thought you had to eat it all! So we did. Lord knows what the locals thought of us.
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And thanks also to Darren from Photalife for hosting the My Sunday Photo link each week.