Sunshine, Wind and Full Galopp across the Hungarian Puszta

A while ago a friend from work mentioned that she goes horseback riding in Hungary and invited me to come along with her. I declined. After all, I do have a horse here and driving to Hungary just to gor for a ride didn’t make much sense to me.
A few months passed and another very good friend of mine started talking about wanting to go horseback riding again, as she had been as a child, but not in over 10 years. Once again the topic of going to Hungary came up and this time we agreed we’d give it a try. After weeks in which the weather was more than awful we finally packed our things and drove to Hungary yesterday.
We spent over two hours trotting through the forest or along wine gardens. We let the hungarian puszta pass us by as we let our horses run in full galopp across the fields. The sun was shining, the wind still cool though and the time way too short.
We rode along Lake Neusiedl and through reeds, through vine branches and trees. The view, my god, the view was nothing short of breathtaking!

I will shut up now and let the pictures do the talking.
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[Above: An old wine cellar we discovered on our ride up the hill. | Below: The breathtaking view. Hills, vineyards and Lake Neusiedl in the background.]
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[Above and Below: Lake Neusiedl is surrounded by lots and lots of reeds. So were we.]
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[Above and Below: Picnic at the lake. The perfect end for a perfect day.]
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Budapest, May 2012.
Such a stunning city. Such fond memories.

Bus connection: Vienna-Budapest: return ticket around 17€ with Eurolines (ca. 3h drive) – cheaper when booked via. the hungarian bus company.
Hostel: cheaper when sharing a 3+ bedroom (I was traveling with 4 friends so we took a room for five and ended up getting a really good price).

[More pictures here]