“Travels to a Different Time” : 2June1975: Tokaj, Hungary: Prisoner of the Rain; Horking up a Fish Bone Caught in My Throat

Yet more rain so I will stay in my shanty town shack for another day. I still have Hungarian currency I need to spend. Performed my morning ablutions and hit the town where I trudged to the other restaurant in town for lunch. I seemed to be surrounded by bureaucrats on their lunch break. I started off with some fish soup and unfortunately, I had a fish bone stuck in my throat. I went to the washroom and horked it out. Too noisy and rude to do this in public. I had a slight panicky feeling wondering if I became seriously ill in the middle of nowhere what sort of medical care is available? The fish soup was very spicy and a cold beer was needed to put out the fire. I continued on with fried fish and potatoes and lunch was $2. I came home to shanty town and read and had a nap. At 6:30 I headed out for my last Hungarian dinner which was a pork cutlet, potatoes and two cherry vodkas. Exciting person that I am as in bed at 20:30. Off to Czechoslovakia tomorrow!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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