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 Hungarian version – Egy utazásmániás csirke 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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Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote – by Day & Night

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

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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