Some tidbits about Hungary
600 square kilometres away you will bump into the Hungarian Sea, the Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Central Europe. The sunseekers have flocked to its shores for decades. Héviz is just a sulphuric water that have medicinal qualitis and a cure to rheumatic acilments, aches and pains.
Healing waters can be indoors also, especially in Hungary. We have around 450 bathhouses and spas. The prominen bathing culture has existed since Roman times. Baths can be a good cure for hangover or "macskajaj" as how the Hungarians translate.
If you would like to be a good writer then just touch Anonymus' pen that makes you great as the legend says. The staute is located in the Budapest's City Park. King Károly officially made Hungary's Tokaj region as a wine region where wine has been produced since the 5th century, approximetly 120 years ago.
You must have heard about the famous pálinka. They say the pálinka in a small amounts is a medicine, in large amounts a remedy. But hey, have a headache? Pálinka. Feeling nervous ? Pálinka. Have flu ? Pálinka. Hungarian grandmas swear by its powers.
Legend says that it is rude to clink your beer glasses... Back to the 1848 Hungarian revolution against the Habsburg was defeated, and 13 Hungarian generals were executed. The Austrians clinked their beer glasses after each execution. Hungarians vowed no to clink the glasses and the custom remained till todays. Eye contact only when they say "Egészségedre". Nowadays in Hungary there are more than 1,000 tons of the paprika spice are produced. Hungary has 2 paprika museums, one in Szeged and one in Röszke where you can know more about the paprika's history and you will get a spicy sample of course.
Why 96 is a very important number in Hungary? Because of the crowning of Árpád as first king of the Hungarians happened in 896. This was the beginning of the Hungarian state. The first metro was built on the country's millenial anniversary in 1896. Buildings in Budapest must be or under 96 feet by law. Hungarian national anthem should be sung in 96 seconds.
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