Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love and Obstacles - the tour

Ever since I read the short story Love and Obstacles by Bosnian writer, Aleksander Hemon, I've been curious to visit Murska Sobota in northeast Slovenia. So this Valentine's/Carnival weekend, The Captain and I headed up there. I really enjoyed myself walking around colorful and sadly sorta abandoned Murska Sobota and we even took a short ride over the border to Hungary where we had (of course) goulash, got shaken down for a few euros by some crossing guard lady who tried to explain stuff to us in Russian, and retreated back over the border after realizing that their language was so incredibly different from the handful that we were familiar with that we might get totally lost.

Here are some images so you get the idea.

Murska Sobota

just across the border (a 20 minute drive or so)

the goulash was eaten

we also had this dödölle (fried potatoes and onions with sour cream) which was excellent along with some yummy meat

too much decoration in hungary

more Murska - this was one of like three diferent "Bar Africa"s that I saw in this region. what gives?

alongside our hotel

Valentine's dinner at the restaurant. It was heinously bad

Murska Sobota, an aerial view

shamefully weird valentine dessert in Murska Sobota

All in all, I am grateful for the opportunity to see more of the country and I am glad I went. Thank you to all the super friendly people of Murska Sobota!


Anonymous said...

your dreads are gorgeous!

Camille Acey said...

thanks Anon!

Carlitos said...

Can't agree with you more on the dreadful Hungarian language. I actually have a dedicated tag on my blog for it, "El idioma húngaro me da miedo" or "The Hungarian language scares me".

MKL said...

I'm not a fan of Murska, because they don't have a nice historic center. I think Ljutomer or Lendava are much more beautiful. Have you been there yet?

Camille Acey said...

Hey MKL, Thanks for finding me. My younger brother lives in Hong Kong and I look forward to visiting that part of the world.

I really enjoyed Murska. I know I will sound like a philistine but I am really tired of "historical" European city centers. I really prefer kitschy socialist-era signage and buildings.

MKL said...

I've been to HK and it's really an awesome place. It may not amaze you as it has me, because NY also has many tall buildings :)

As for Murska Sobota: I can understand that, hehe.