Thursday 25 October
Paulis in the region of Arad, Romania – Kiskunmajsa, Hungary.
Tom had planned a three-and-a-half hour journey for today, but due to delays of over an hour-and-a-half at the Romanian/Hungarian border, our actual time of arrival in Kiskunmajsa meant Leigh needed to delay her plan to use the Thermal Spa here.
The best laid plans eh? Honestly, every single vehicle was being subjected to having its documents checked; as you can imagine, most people don’t have these to hand (ours were in the caravan) so by the time each driver found said documents the time to get through the border was increasing. There were a lot of frustrated humans. Yelp!
After arriving at a campsite our routine is (most often) Tom hooking-up the electric, filling the aqua-roll with water and connecting the waste water container whilst Leigh and I take a walk. Suits me for sure! Tom also puts the steps out (it’s a bitofadrop from the caravan to the ground). Before Leigh and I managed to attach ourselves to our lead Tom said, ‘Where are the steps?’ We had left them behind at the previous campsite. This is not the first set of steps we have ‘lost’. If you have read my first book, ‘Travels with Martha’ you will know this…we have also ‘lost’ many other things along the way such as a washing line, pegs, new towels…the list goes on. Yelp!
Once everything was ship-shape we went for a stroll around the area. The Thermal Spa looks good so Leigh is booking a session there tomorrow, meaning we will now stay here for two nights. It’s quite nice to have two nights in the same place as it gives us chance to really familiarise ourselves with the area. I can find some well-scented trees to read and the humans have time to check out the town, local restaurants and site facilities such as laundry rooms.
Later in the afternoon we drove into town.
As are most Hungarian towns, this is well kept and there are some wonderful roofs to admire from an architectural angle!
Driving home we spotted some rather unusual ‘pets’ in the front garden of a house. Two huge Ostrich. They really are quite magnificent creatures, however I couldn’t help myself, I had to bark at them twice just to let them know they don’t’ scare me…much!
Woofs, Martha xx