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Villager’s Digest

If you’ve seen our Instagram page then you’ve probably noticed the little village become town, Szentendre, that we have raved about… Well, I am here to continue that rave in more detail.

This beautiful place has become a bit of a tourist spot, but only on one long street. Once you divert to anywhere else in this quaint, simulacrum of the past you will see just why we loved it so much.

(Tourist Row)

(Tourist Row)

The small town with it’s historic architecture and setting alongside the Danube makes walking through these streets feel like a lovely dream you’ll never want to wake from.

(szentendre, hungary)

(szentendre, hungary)

It’s early morning while we are exploring this picturesque town and naturally we are thinking coffee, coffee, coffee (or kaffee). We saunter down the cobblestone roads until we suddenly emerge on the river. We sit on a bench facing the water for a time before the pull of coffee tugs us along. Suddenly! We see it! The perfect shop to relax in.

(the view)

(the view)

It was perfectly deserted, even though it’s obviously the best place in the whole town. They didn’t have soy milk for the lattes, but were perfectly happy to substitute rice milk. Even the glass they served the kaffee in is different from any we’ve had and the powder sugar- frosted croissant on the side was the perfect touch.

(We took 6 more croissants to go)

(We took 6 more croissants to go)

After gulping that first drink down I ran back into the small parlor to order two more to go along with the majority of their croissant stash. Those lasted us all of a day and a half.

(maria being perky)

(maria being perky)

We wandered around for hours, taking photos of the (well-fed) stray animals (or perhaps the people are comfortable letting their pets roam during the day?). We tried to feed one pup our croissant, but he was gone in a flash by the time we could get it out of our backpack. He obviously wasn’t hard up for his next meal.

(one of the many roamers of the side streets)

(one of the wanderers of the side streets)

(Pussycat hanging out in the streets. We named him Friedrich)

(Pussycat hanging out on the side roads. We named him Friedrich)

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We went to a strange clay museum, but it wasn’t much our taste. So, we took back to roaming around.

(doorway to the museum)

(doorway to the museum. I had to duck to go through it.)

We heard music as we walked down one road and looked up to see children dancing through the open windows. Perhaps it was their recess time at school? After that we found stone stairs that led us to a wonderful view.

(from ground to rooftop in 100 easy steps)

(from ground to rooftop in 100 easy steps)

It may or may not have given us a glimpse into the local’s backyards.

 

(Being a bit nosey)

(Being a bit nosey)

But definitely showed us a bit of the river over the rooftops.

view of the danube

 

szentendre, st andrews

 

If you’re ever in Hungary, we implore you to visit Szentendre! You won’t be disappointed.

(The stones were old and uneven, but that just added to the experience)

(The stones were old and uneven, but that just added to the experience)

 

(Even Poe likes it here)

(You can hang with these fellas)

(beauty in structure)

(beauty in structure)

 

If this post hasn’t convinced you, then nothing will. I know my standards for small towns/villages and coffee went to almost unttainable levels after our adventures through the cobblestone roads of Szentendre, Hungary.

 

 

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