The adventure! From Lake Balaton- to Lake Baikal.



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Lake Balaton

Lake Baikal

Hungarian prehistory (Honfoglalás)

Uráli medvéről

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Recent News

Sybierian plant will be closed at last, that polluted with chemicals the Lake Baikal since many decades.  

Enviromental activists are fighting for closing the plant of the Baikal Celluloid- and Paper Company to save the worlds biggest sweetwater lake.

The plant was since many years uneconomical because its outdated technology, the output were stopped already in october.

As known from the operating company, the Kontinental Management, the plant will not be able to produce anymore in the future. The stakeholders will decide next week about the closing of the plant.  

Because of the closing of the plant,  2000 people will loose their job.


Although nowadays not many people are choosing Moscow as destination but for the people, who does, it's very important to know: the hungarian car insurance is valid as well in Russia from the year 2009. 

As well Hungary and Russia are parts of the "National Green Card System". This is an international agreement, the insured of the member states can proove the escort of their insurance in foreign countries. One can free travel to the member states of the greencard system, wich states have a two-sided agreement with Hungary about accepting of the insurance. For some years the escorts of the hungarian car insurances didn't cover the states of the Russian Federation, but now is the agreement between the two countries already available. To the most west-european countries the green paper is not needid, a car licence plate and sign of the state is enough as a proove. In the case of Russia the paper is still needid, but this won't be a big surprise, because of the visa-cogency, that must be administered as well. 

One should be careful, the older "greencards" do not contain the russian state sign ("RUS"), without this sign the insurance is not valid in that country. The insurance companies use in lots cases the older stock of administration papers, that's why one should check if that paper contains this important sign before traveling to Russia. 

The agreement between Hugary and Russia means, that one can travel by car for an average fee of 30000 HUFs per year from Gibraltar to Vladivostok...



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According to plan course:


M53 Út 1 860 Km






















M51 Út 1 528 Km




P402 Út elkerülni



Valahol itt
a feltételezett
őshaza. 500-550
körül indulunk






M51 Út ismét








M5 Út 1 866 Km
Moszkváig Penza
1 220 Km

-Miass Zlatoust


-Chelyabinsk megye

-Ufa innen lehet
Moszkva fele
M7 1340 Km

A feltételezett
2. Magyar őshaza
(Magna Hungaria)
tovább Nyugatra

Innen Kb.
egy irányban
a honfoglaló
kicsit keletebbre.



-Orenburg megye

-Staraya Balykla


-Krasny Yar

-Crossing M32
near Samara


-Ulyanovsk Megye



P209 Út Voronyezs

Át a Csendes Donon






P193 Út


-Talitskiy Chamnyk



-Nov usman M4

P144 Út Ukrajna
kb. 250 Km








P199 Út







Átvezető az E101
E381 re Kiev
360 Km






E95 Út




M06 E40 Út Lviv
(Lvov, Lemberg)
Kb. 250 Km



-Novohrad volynskyi










-Lviv: Innen
550 Km





Itt lehet felmenni
a Vereckei Hágóra











M4 Út




M3 Út







M0 Út

M7 Út



71 Út




kb. 6 500 Km
a cél...

Russain Animals:

Bar-tailed Tree-creeper

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Lake Balaton


In Hungarian, the lake is known as Balaton (nicknamed Balcsi, and sometimes "The Hungarian Sea"); in Latin as Lacus Pelso, in German as Plattensee, in Slovak as Blatenské jazero and in Croatian and Serbian as Blatno jezero.

Its name means approximately "muddy lake" in Slavic ("blato" means "mud" in South-Slavic from earlier Pan-Slavic "bolto"). The Hungarian name Balaton, is also derived from the original Slavic name (Slavic neutrum adjective "bolt?no(-je ezero)" = "muddy (lake)"), but it has no concrete meaning today in Hungarian.

The Romans called the lake Lacus Pelso ("Lake Pelso"). Pelso derives from a local name for the lake, perhaps from the Illyrian language, the Illyrians having once populated the region. Paleolinguists surmise that "Pelso" meant "shallow" in Illyrian, this deduction being based on its probable Proto-Indo-European root *pels-, and on examples such as Plattensee ("shallow sea"), a name given to the lake by the Germanic people in the area through the centuries.


Lake Balaton affects the local area precipitation per annum. The area receives approximately two to three inches (5-7 cm) more precipitation than most of Hungary, resulting in more cloudy days, and less extreme temperatures. The lake's surface freezes during colder winters. Lake Balaton region's climate has also made it ideal for growing grapes to make wine. Secondary radiation is emitted from the lake doubling the amount of sunlight that the grapes vines of the region receive. The Mediterranean climate combined with the soil (containing volcanic rock) has made the region notable for its production of wines since the Roman period two thousand years ago.

Tourist information:

The major resorts around the lake are Siófok, Keszthely and Balatonfüred. Siófok is known often as the "Party Capital of Hungary", which attracts many young party goers in summer due to its numerous large discos. Keszthely is the site of the famous Festetics Palace and Balatonfüred is a historical bathing town home to the annual Anna Ball.

The high tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25°C, which makes bathing and swimming possible. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills; wineries on the north coast and night life on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is an historical district. Badacsony is a famous volcanic mountain and wine growing region as well as a lakeside resort.

Although the peak season at the lake is the summer, lovers of Balaton think that it is also worth visiting the lake in winter, when you can go fishing through ice-holes, or, if the ice is thick enough, brave visitors can even skate, sledge or ice-sail on the lake.

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