Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pécs - Me-Made-June Days 26-29

I have a few days of Me-Made-June to catch up on. I have been in Pécs without much internet access.

This is the main square in the centre of town. Such a a picturesque city!

Pécs is a gorgeous city in the south of Hungary. Last year it was one of the European Capitals of Culture. I had been wanting to go there ever since I came to Hungary and finally, after more than five years, I made it!

Day 26

On Sunday I caught the train down, wandered around the city a bit in my red and white striped dress, had lángos for dinner, watched the last concert of a little festival that had been going on.

Day 27

Monday morning I got up at 5.45am. I was kind of in disbelief when I was setting my alarm clock, that the first number would be a 5....

I got a job working at an English summer day camp. That's why I went to Pécs, to learn how it all works. That's also the reason why I dressed like a Bavarian boy.

I thought it would be better to wear shorts for spending the day running around with kids. My lederhosen seemed like the most comfortable option from my me-made shorts. So I wore them with the white blouse (Burda 7381) that I made to go with them (none of my other me-made tops seemed to fit...). When it got cooler in the evening I put on my aubergine cardigan.

I didn't wear the lederhosen straps. It is hard enough to take these off with five buttons to undo, let alone seven of them!

Day 28

Yesterday was another early start. I decided to be brave and wear a mini dress even though I would be spending the day playing with kids again.

This is with my favourite of the kids. She was soooooo cute!

I even managed to play Stuck in the Mud in my dress! Shorts would have been better though. I need to get some kind of sporty shoes... Sandals are really not the best for running in... I slipped over trying to catch one of the kids while playing Duck Duck Goose and skinned my knee. I have gotten so many cuts and bruises and new scars this month... it is ridiculous!

I showed the kids how to make origami dogs and boxes. This kind of work is a great way to do all the craft stuff I love!

Day 29

I wore my red and white striped dress again.

I had a delicious ice-cream in the centre of the city (they actually give proper scoops of icecream there, not like the stingy Budapest icecream sellers who use the tiniest scoopers you will ever see, and then they scrape off the scoop so it is just a half scoop! I ate an icecream pretty much every single day in Pécs...). I people watched for a while, then got on the train back to Budapest. A lovely woman was seated next to me. We chatted the whole trip so the time just flew, it was great! That's one of the things I love about travelling alone - all the people you can meet along the way.

1 comment:

  1. The pics of the origami dogs turned out so awesome! Love, love, love them!


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