Views of the Afternoon in Szeged, Hungary

Hungary, Szeged Guide (B): Views of the Afternoon in Szeged, Hungary

Most people who visit Hungary are bound for the bars and bridges of Budapest. I however began my trip from Liszt Ferenc airport not towards the capital city, but south towards Szeged where I would be reunited with a girl I met on a bus from Porto to Lisbon in July 2015. I left behind the Brits on their stag-dos and girly weekends for the quieter side of Hungary, encountering views of a modest country life that exists away from busy beaming tourism, and views that exist behind closed doors and closed borders.

I decided to purchase First Class tickets for my journey from Ferihegy to Szeged, simply because they translated into £14 and I’ve never experienced a train journey in this class before. I boarded a quiet carriage occupied by only a few people, businessmen and smartly dressed ladies. The two men sitting near my seat reservation looked up at me in surprise, as in unused to seeing people of my age and casual dress in this carriage. I quickly realised that First Class in Hungary offers the equivalent to standard class in England i.e. no complimentary drinks and meals. Dang. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the peace and quiet of my two hour journey to Szeged as country life began to unfold outside the window after we pulled out of the rusty train station where a white cat wandered warily along a wall covered in graffiti. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Views of the Afternoon in Szeged, Hungary
Guide Location: Hungary » Szeged
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Dom Square   Votive Church   A Cappella   Malata  
Author: Shannon Colman
Read it on author's website: https://soleseeking.com/2016/03/22/afternoon-views-szeged-hungary-refugee-crisis/