Try to find the TreeTop Walk at the MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore

Hungary-icon In Hungarian / Magyarul – Egy Utazásmániás Tyúk Naplója: A TreeTop Walk függőhíd nyomában a szingapúri MacRitchie Nemzeti Parkban

When I was in Singapore some years ago, I wanted to spend a whole day here, I saw amazing pictures of the bridge. Strange as it is almost no taxi driver knew what I was talking about. What Reservoir, what bridge??? TreeTop Walk? What is that?
At last I could find someone to take me to the entrance.
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The Hungarian Sea – THE LAKE BALATON AT TIHANY

Hungary-icon In Hungarian – Egy Utazásmániás Túk Naplója: A MAGYAR TENGER – a Balaton Tihanynál

I love the Balaton, I spent there a lot of time when I was a child. I wish I had had a weekend house there, then I would have gone there to relax in the Summer. Yes, only in the summer because in the winter it is dead. There is no tourism, no life there in the cold months. But in the summer it revives and it shows its most beautiful side…. 🙂 Now is the time to go to the Balaton!
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Do you need more to visit PÉCS in Hungary? Turkish Mosques, Cemetery from the early Christian times, Baroque Palaces, a Cathedral, lots of Museums…

Hungary-icon.png In Hungarian/ Magyarul – Egy Utazásmániás Tyuk naplója – Kell még tovább győzködni, hogy meglátogassák Pécset?

I have been an official Tour Guide  in Hungary since 2006 and I haven’t been to Pécs yet. I don’t live in Hungary anymore and when I come to Budapest I usually stay there. Now it is spring, the weather is amazingly nice so I decided to discover the country during my holiday until I start to work in Bulgaria in June.

Why to go to Pécs?

Zsolnay ceramics, 400-year-old Turkish architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Site, 2000-year-old Roman ruins, the largest Early Christian Necropolis outside Italy, 2010 European Capital of Culture, University Town
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Sequel to the Cactus Garden (Jardin de Cactus) in Lanzarote

Hungary-icon In Hungarian – Egy Utazásmániás Tyúk Naplója: Folytatás a Kaktusz Kerthez (Jardin de Cactus) Lanzarote szigetén

I had to go there again not only with my small sony camera and iphone rather with my new Nikon D3400.

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Visiting Bombay (Mumbai) – the Victorian City

Hungary-icon  In Hungarian – Egy Utazásmániás Tyúk Naplója: Rövid látogatás Bombay-ben (Mumbaiban), a viktoriánus városban

Some years ago I was in India, I wrote here in a previous post about it (The Road full of Rebel Monkeys and Pilgrims in Jaipur, India).

During the roundtrip I visited Mumbai (Bombay) too. The official name of the City was Bombay till 1995. I personally find this name more exotic than Mumbai…
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Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote – by Day & Night

Hungary-icon  In Hungarian/Magyarul – Egy Utazámániás Tyúk Naplója: Jameos del Agua Lanzarote-n – nappal és éjszaka

César Manrique was a great artist and architect, he created a lot of interesting things/sights on Lanzarote, where he was born. I honestly haven’t heard about him until I came here, although I like art and I am not ‘illiterate’ in it. Now I adore his works, the Jardin de Cactus is my favourite (I wrote about the Cactus Garden here), I love the Mirador del Rio, the Timanfaya Park (El Diabolo Restaurant, Ruta de los Volcanoes => here a post ‘It is like a Walk on the Moon in Lanzarote‘), I saw the Cueva los Verdes => Previous post “Bucket List for Lanzarote“.

The Jameos del Agua is also an architectural masterpiece! He transformed the cave into an auditorium, restaurant, bar and gardens. It was one of the first touristic sites created by him during the 1960’s.
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Bucket List for LANZAROTE

The bucket list is a list of the things we would like to do/see/feel/experience before we die. It as a „Top 10 +” or a „Must see/do…” list. Lanzarote is not as popular and famous as Tenerife or Gran Canaria among the Canary Islands but I think it can change if people get to know that there are a lot of interesting things to see/do on this island. That is why I wrote this list and present some photos.

  • I spend the second winter half on this island but I am not such a tourist who spends here 1-2 weeks rather I am a tourist who lives here for 4 -5 months. So I have the time to discover and evaluate what is worth the visit.
  • I am not a local who is used to everything here, I see with fresh eyes.
  • And since I give information to my tourists about the sights I had to read a lot/I asked a lot/I searched a lot of information about Lanzarote.
  • Last reason why my list can be helpful is I am a keen discoverer, I don’t sit at home cooking (sometimes I do, ok see: Sicilian cooking class), but I rather go everywhere myself because I don’t believe others’ fairy tales: I want to see, I want to have proof, I want to experience and I want to live an active life.

So here is my BUCKET LIST for Lanzarote:

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The Pyramids of Giza and the Legend of the Sphinx

Hungary-icon In Hungarian/Magyarul – Egy Utazásmániás Tyúk Naplója: A Gízai Piramisok és a Szfinx legendája

When I visited the Pyramids in Giza some years ago, while working the whole winter in Egypt, one of my dreams came true. It is majestic, phenomenal, colossal in every sense. Standing there I expected to feel the thousands-year-old history and to see and understand the ancient civilisations and culture. That didn’t happen because the constant nagging, wanting to sell a postcard or some 5ç souvenir for 10$ rather destroyed the atmosphere. If it doesn’t disturb you (who wouldn’t be disturbed by such an annoyance) or you can switch off your mind, you won’t have a bitter feeling after this. I honestly had at that time, but now looking back by looking at my pictures I don’t feel it. I just feel lucky I could see it too.
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Like an Illusion: Some Postcardlike Photos of London

Hungary-icon In Hungarian / Magyarul – Egy utazásmániás tyúk naplója: Mint egy illúzió – néhány képeslapszerú foto Londonról

I like London very much. There are daily flights from everywhere in Europe, it is easy to get there. I was there many times, the last time when I was coming back from India some years ago and with my family I spent there a day.
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The obligatory Godfather Tour in Sicily

I have already written in a previous post that ‘When in Sicily do as the Sicilians do…’. (I wrote about our Sicilian cooking class here). The first thing that comes to everyone’s mind about Sicily is the Mafia, then Corleone, then the Godfather movies. You can visit near Taormina 2 iconic spots connected to this famous movie and imagine to be a bit ‘Sicilian’.
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BUCKET LIST for a Holiday to New York City – Fort Lauderdale – Playa del Carmen – Havana

I wrote here about the things I had planned to do while being on holiday in November 2016. => How to get as much information as possible before travelling to countries you have never been to?

I was planning it for 2 months, completed it in 1 month. I like to plan in advance what I would like to see, because the more information I gather, the more detailed the plan is, the more likely I don’t miss a famous/delicious/amazing/exciting sight/food/activity.

What I planned / What I did:

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The Road Full of Rebel Monkeys and Pilgrims in Jaipur, India

There is a temple near Jaipur called Monkey Temple (Galta Ji), because of the dozens of wild monkeys living in that area. It is a Hindu pilgrimage site, about 10 kilometes from Jaipur. When we spent in India some years ago about 20 days visiting Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Mumbai and Varanasi, I thought it was a great idea to see this sight too, not because of its beauty (it is nothing compared to the Taj Mahal or to the Jaipur Castle) but because we have never seen so many monkeys living in the streets, following you for food, playing in front of you with their babies.

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