Day 8 - Hungarian puszta tour
We arrive into the port of Mohács this morning, close to the
Hungarian border, and embark on puszta tour by coach that takes us
Kalocsa whilst enjoying stops along the way.
The puszta itself is an area of Hungary defined by its grassland
ecosystem set amongst the Great Hungarian Plains, and which has a
certain 'wild west' feel to it. Our first visit during our time
here is to a paprika house.
One of Hungary's most famous and important cooking ingredients,
paprika was once known as 'red gold' in this region, and we get to
taste it in a variety of dishes while learning about the spice's
historic significance and how it helped shape the lives of the
people who resided here. We continue to the former home of a
wealthy 19th century family where we are treated to a performance
of traditional folk music and dancing before heading out into the
great plains themselves to try some more local delicacies, meet
Hungarian half-blood horses and experience a wagon ride hauled by
these magnificent and powerful creatures.
We meet the Amadeus Silver II in Kalocsa and have time
to freshen up before tonight's gala dinner.