Eger; The Purple Hostel

Eger was nothing much - a university town like every other university town. We’d gone there because we knew we wouldn’t be able to make it all the way to Romania in one day while still getting there in good enough time to find a hostel, get to it, and eat something. We settled on Eger as being not too far out of our way, and a place that had somewhere to stay. Also a few people had told us how nice it was. That might have been true in daylight, but by the time we got there it was getting a bit late and everything was starting to close. It took us a while to find the hostel, and the only reason we were able to was that we had a picture of the building, and it was huge and purple. We just kept asking people and showing them the picture, and it was memorable enough that even if no one knew exactly where it was, they all knew which direction it was. When we found it it turned out to be a converted university dormitory residence, with all of the comfort, cleanliness and level of amenities that phrase implies. Well, all we were looking for was a place to sleep. Short of cash, we went to the supermarket to find an ATM and food. Anything familiar that wouldn’t require cooking was in short supply, and we had to settle for tuna in spicy tomato sauce with green peas, which was exactly as delicious as it sounds. A long walk through the downtown and the university district, and then back to the hostel and bed.


One Comment on this Dispatch:

August 27th, 2008

tuna and peas?

¬ sara
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