Winter Vacation 1

 

The Husband gave us a great gift this year. He took us to a 4 star hotel : Oxigen Hotel and Zen Spa (http://o.oxigenhotel.hu/galeria) for 4 nights. It is located in Northern Hungary in the mountains of Bukk, close to the city Eger, in Noszvaj village, in the woods 🙂 Noszvaj is said to have the freshest air in the whole Country. The hotel has a Zen Spa, and it is also kid/baby friendly.

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Our room.

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Panorama picture of the Zen Spa swimming pooll

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Blackberry #1 in the kid swimming pool.

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In the jacuzzi.

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Blackberry #2 first hated the Zen Spa, he cried when we put him in the pool 😦 So for most of our stay he stayed outside, dry.

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Then one day twin baby girls arrived at the hotel and went swimming, and that is when he first found the pool an exciting place 🙂 The power of women 🙂

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They had all kinds of programs for kids:

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Kid sauna. Blackberry #1 was the only participant. Check out his attractive hostess 🙂

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They had 2 kid playhouses, one was in the restaurant. They also have az outside playground. They also had a puppet show one night for the kids. They also had plenty of programs for the adults. I took a yoga class 🙂

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The restaurant at breakfast.

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We were there just before Christmas, so the decorations were wonderful.

We went on an excursion to Lillafured:

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Blackberry #1 in front of the entrance of St. Stephen Cave.

The St. Stephen cave was discovered by a dog, who accidentially fell into a pit. He barked and howled for days until finally two young guys heard the sound. They followed the barks, found the pit, organized a rope and rescued the poor dog. So the cave was first called Kutya-barlang (Dog’s Cave). This story happened around 1900.

 

 

 

The cave is also interesting for its cave life. There are numerous bats, which use the cave to sleep or hibernate. 

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Lillafured also has a lovely waterfall, which was kind of frozen when we were there 🙂

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The garden next to the waterfall.

Mini Vacation Part 1

We took our first mini vacation as a family of 4 last weekend.

We visited Gyula a small city in south-eastern Hungary.

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We stayed at a kid friendly wellness hotel.

Blackberry #1 was excited to explore every inch of his new home:

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He liked the restaurant:

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They even had a bouncy castle inside the hotel! His favorite:

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Blackberry #2 liked his new cirb:

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We went to see the Castle Spa:

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Blackberry #2 was brave enough to slide down this huge slide (in his Daddy’s lap ofcouse)

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Blackberry #2 had his first spa experience. The water is brown, because it is thermal water that contains sulphur.:

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Blackberry #1 rode a Harley, a must for all men:) :

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We went to the gym:

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The hotel had it’s own wellness oasis:

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Blackberry #2 was like a little fish:

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Desserts at dinner:

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At the end of the day:

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Stay tuned for Part 2!

Did you have a mini vacation somewhere nice this summer?