Thursday, 19 July 2012

Holiday with a wheelchair in Central Europe

We have just returned from a 10 day holiday based in Gyor (pronounced gYer) Hungary with Makin Tracks. We had 9 days of hot sun and 1 day of rain.   Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava (in Slovakia) were great day trips from Gyor. We also visited a Monster fortress (60 cannon trained on the Danube and an interior the size of 4 football pitches) and the monastery at Pannonhalma, where we tasted some of the monks special liquor (*~!~*). Luckily we were also in Gyor during the National Dance Festival so saw some superb folk dancing. Excellent accommodation, good food and congenial company completed a great holiday. Photos here and video of the dancing here

 A holiday with Makin Tracks is a fantastic experience. We have been on holiday with them every year since they started. It is more like going on holiday with friends than a commercial transaction. We have been to places we thought impossible in a wheelchair - up mountains, through narrow gorges, into boats. Dave plans every excursion after thorough research, always knowing where the disabled loos are! He tells us the history and factual information wherever we visit. The hotels and meals are always good  and the travel unhurried. For more information have a look at