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X-mas party at Chateau Bela

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This week we had a nice trip and X-mas party to chateau Bela. It is in the southern part of Slovakia, in the place with lot of hot thermal springs and vineyards. Chateau Bela is a renovated fairy medieval castle/manor house. We found it in hills covered with vine and snow. It is decorated and renovated with the taste (and very gooood quisine, my best kapustnica and gulash I ever ate, was here, probably they use ther own mushrooms :)

After arrival followed trip to the close Esztergom in Hungary (just across the bridge over the Danube). And here is the goal of our trip -Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary (her statue is standing on the Moon).It is the tallest building in Hungary and the 18th biggest church in the world.

Some hundreds steps had to be made up the hill. It was heavily snowing.

Pillars were really huge, but the view to the snowy countryside was more charming. It was our first snow.

The huge crypt, built in Old Egyptian style in 1831, is today the resting place of late archbishops. These statues were really huuuge, you can see our little shadows on the bottom.

Some people had easier ascend to the tower…


…and finally fresh air

Inside the cathedral was colder, but lot of light and spirit helping to our team spirit and—-


—-energeting point. While standing in this point somebody started to play on a huge organ and we got a hit between the eyes from acoustic waves…Listening to stereo, hmmmmm


Brrrrr. Cold. Quickly to our bus, get a drink…


…warm up under the X-mas tree…


…dinner…


…candles…


…and passionate dance of E.N., founder of many dance schools …Our dance was far more deteriorating…


…midnight. Where is the bed…


Good night….ups! Hope, I am not too much drunk…

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Lovely blog, Katarina ..
and well-written :o)

Amazing pillars on the basilica. Looks like you enjoyed the meal, the party and the dancing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2012. :o) xxx

23 Dec, 2011

 

Thank you :) Yes, it was very nice trip. Refreshing body and spirit. Merry X-mas to you and your University graduates, too :)

23 Dec, 2011

 

:o)))

23 Dec, 2011

 

You had a wonderful time. That building is fantastic. Pitty about the snow :o((
but everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves even though it was there ...

23 Dec, 2011

 

Merry Christmas Katarina, no swimming in the thermals?

23 Dec, 2011

 

Beautiful blog Katarina.
I could use that special transportation myself.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

23 Dec, 2011

 

That looks a spectacular place thankyou so much for sharing with us, everybody looks very happy in all the photo`s,a good time being had by all.
Merry Christmas Katarina and Happy New Year to you.

23 Dec, 2011

 

Lovely blog Katarina. All the best to you. X

23 Dec, 2011

 

Lincslass and Sheilar, Merry X-mas to you, too. Lulu, no time for swimming. Next time :)

23 Dec, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thank you for showing us this wonderful place Katarina , I'm glad you had such a marvelous time , Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year x

23 Dec, 2011

 

Thank you Amy. The very same to you.

23 Dec, 2011

amy
Amy
 

:o))

23 Dec, 2011

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