08.09.2009 - 08.09.2009 20 °C
On our second day of orientation we saw the place that the first Hungarians came from Russia. There was a memorial similar to Hero's Square featuring the "founding fathers" of Hungary but there were also many other cool things at this memorial. To start off with there was a stunning Panorama painting that described the war against the Slavic people and the first settling here. It was huge, about 2 stories high and was more then 80 square meters.
What I enjoyed the most from our visit to Opusztaszer was the horse show. During the show the performers showed off their archery skills (by riding past targets and shooting them dead on). Then they let us try. I was the only one that actually hit the target, not only the target but right in the chest of the figure, and on my first try!
After letting us try they showed us some games and medieval warfare tactics. It was very funny and I enjoyed the show a lot.
To finish our day we went into the city of Szeged. In 1879 the whole town was 2 meters under water and everything was ruined. The levees collapsed, clearly humans can't learn from our mistakes. We saw the main square, church, and the Pick szalami factory (Hungary is known for this kind of szalami) it was very creamy and I didn't like it at all. My favorite part of the city was the Temple we went to.
I think I liked it so much because most Temple at home are not so exuberant, this one was simply stunning. The city was nice, a lot bigger then Kecskemet but I am getting tired of traveling so much and I still have a whole week ahead of me.