Not being city folks, Evan and I thought a day in the countryside in Hungary might be a nice break. So, we decided to take an excursion to the Puszta or the Hungarian countryside.
Our first stop was in the town of Kecskemét, where we heard the noon bells ringing from the town hall and got to wander through a market on the town square.
|City Hall and its bells. An outstanding example of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture.|
|One of the offerings at the market. If I could have figured out how to get one of these jars home intact, I may have bought one. They look delicious!|
Then we took off for the countryside and a horse farm Varga Tanya, where we went to see a traditional Hungarian farm.
Then we went back to Varga Tanya to catch a Hungarian Equestrian Show.
|The first demonstration was of three horses pulling a cart.|
|These are the two lead horses of a "four-in-hand," a vehicle traditionally used by nobles.|
Our day ended with a feast of traditional Goulash, this fantastic platter of chicken and fried mushrooms, a pancake with apricot sauce and wine. Great times!