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Relaxing Days

Wednesday 2nd October

Needless to say we both slept well after our long tough walk and on waking we realised just what a fantastic hotel we had booked in too.

The buffet breakfast was amazing and we had full use of the Spa facilities including pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Enjoying the hot tub

So we decided to stay,enjoy and relax .

Which included having an excellent 30 min sports massage on my legs ( don’t think I could have managed the full hour ).

Not for the first time was I told that I need to stretch more 🙁

We never left the hotel at all on Wednesday !


Thursday 3rd October

1-IMG_5652Today we woke to a lovely sunny day and after another excellent breakfast decided to walk back up to Kekesteto to see it in the daylight.

We took the yellow walking route from the hotel back to Matrahaza, where we found a few small souvenir shops open and a sign post for half a dozen walking routes.

We continued on the yellow route enjoying a trip up the TV tower which gave us some fantastic views.

Then it was back to the hotel to enjoy the spa facilities once again and plan the next part of our trip 🙂

National Blue Trail

Tuesday 1st October

We escaped quite easily from Panorama Panzio and only had to pay for the one night even though we had booked for four

After our escape we jumped onto a bus to Sirok for a days walking along the National Blue Trail to Kekesteto .

The National Blue Trail is the oldest long distance footpath in Europe and forms part of the E4 and Kekesteto is the highest point in Hungary.

The Hungarian villages seem very remote with no shops, so when we left on the bus we had no food or water and was hoping to find a shop in Sirok, luckily we did and it was open 🙂

The National Blue Trail was well marked with a blue flash and we soon found our way.

National Blue Trail

The route was mainly through forrest but was well walked making it easy to find our way although we did not expect the never ending up and down which made it a much tougher longer walking day

When we finally arrived in Kekesteto it was getting dark. After realising there was no where to stay we carried on walking down the ski slope to Matrahaza.

Still no where to stay, by this time I thought we may end up sleeping in a bus shelter and funnily enough we tried getting a room at the sanatorium thinking it was a hotel !

Then thanks to the “Around Me app ” we discovered that a mile down the road was the 5 star Wellness hotel Ozon.

Luckily I had my torch and the road was not busy, we arrived safely at around 8pm to find not only did they have a room but food too so as we were both pretty tired we struck a deal and booked a room for the night 🙂

River Danube boat trip


Sunday 29th of September we took a trip on the hydrofoil up the River Danube taking in the famous Danube bend ….. this was their last trip of the season !

It was a beautiful sunny relaxing day.

Funnily enough the first thing we bumped into was a running race so good to see running is as popular here as at home

After a lovely coffee while basking in the sun we took a walk up castle hill to look round the Basilica which is the largest church in Hungary.

Then we walked across the Maria Valeria bridge,the middle of this bridge marks the border between Hungary and Slovakia , its  been destroyed twice,the last time in 1944 and only renovated in 2001

Then after a nice long lunch it was time for the return boat trip.

I never realised doing nothing could be so tiring 🙂

Sally in Budapest

I am sat here at Luton airport thinking how amazing it is ….

When I first met Geoff and we went to Les Gets in 2007 I had no experience of airports or travelling and to be honest the airport scared me to death

Now here I am making my way to Budapest all on my own ……

I drove to the airport as well something else I never used to have the confidence to do although having a Tom Tom certainly helps 🙂

But then I would travel to the other end of the world on my own just to see Geoff 🙂

Having Fun !

Finally after being here 4 days I felt well enough to ski.. and the sun came out to celebrate too 🙂

mont chery Its my 7th season here, which I can hardly believe, its also colder than I have ever known it be before…

Today for the first time I went off skiing by myself and had a lovely time doing my favourite blue runs over on the Chavannes.

Tomorrow we have guests coming for the next week, I am so looking forward to going skiing with them on the lovely blue/red runs which i enjoy so much but Geoff wont do on a snowboard.

I am sure they will teach me lots too and as usual it will be hard to leave and go home but I still have another 4 days to enjoy 🙂

Magical hills and mountains

My Fitbit and I are enjoying all the hill and mountain walking ……..

Sally on South West Coastpath


First it was St Ives in Cornwall, where I did one of the most undulating walks I have ever done, from St Ives to Pendeen along the South West Coast path.



Malvern Hills


Next it was a weekend away with the Cambridge Rambling Club where I especially enjoyed the walk in the Malvern hills.




Mont Chery


Now we are in Les Gets for 10 days, we started  with an afternoon walk around Mont Chéry in beautiful sunshine and with magnificent views as always 🙂



Quality Time

Before Geoff goes off on his trip to New Zealand I get to spend some quality time with him 🙂

Tomorrow we catch the train to St Ives,in Cornwall, where we shall spend some time walking and have a night out at the beautiful Minack Theatre.

Then its back to work for 3 days before we head off to Leominster for a weekend of walking with the Cambridge Rambling Club

We leave the best to last as we then head off to the mountains and Geoff’s apartment in  Les Gets, where we shall rest, walk and catch up with friends Kay and Anthony 

Then its home and back to a full week of massage clients 🙂