Thursday, 28 July 2011

Finswimming World Championship in Hodmezovasarhely

I wrote about the Finswimming Championship before but unfortunately I made a mistake. The place I got information about tickets wrote that the event was free. The case is not like that, you have to pay for the entrance. Morning tickets cost 500Huf, afternoon tickets are 1.000 Huf and daily tickets are 1.200 Huf. You can buy a ticket for all five days, it costs 5.000 Huf.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Japanese students in Hodmezovasarhely

Sixteen Japanese students came to Hodmezovasarhely yesterday and they are going to stay here until 6th August. They were invited by the mayor of Hodmezovasarhely to spend some relaxing time after the tsunami hit their homes. Some of them lost relatives in the disaster others still live in shelters as their homes were completely ruined. The 12 girls and 4 boys were chosen with the help of the Japanese ambassador, Mr Ito Tecuo. They wanted to invite students who were closely affected by the catastrophy and who were willing to get to know Hungary.
Mr Ito Tecuo greeted them after landing in Budapest along with Janos Lazar, mayor of Hodmezovasarhely. They will spend some time in Hodmezovasarhely and Szeged but will also be taken to Opusztaszer, Budapest and Lake Balaton to explore the country.
Local and Szeged university students are going to help them to forget about their tragedy during their stay and provide them with an unforgettable experience. We really hope they will like our town and our country and have a great time. All the expenses are paid by the town of Hodmezovasarhely.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Finswimming World Championship in Hodmezovasarhely

This year Hodmezovasarhely will be the place that can organise the Finswimming World Championship between 28th July and 7th August.
It will be held in Gyarmati Dezso Swimming pool and the organisers have already announced that technical conditions are satisfactory. It is important as almost 400 participants are coming to Hodmezovasarhely from more than 40 different countries. The organisers are hoping that even more will qualify for the championship and break the present record of Mallorca where sportsmen and sportswomen participated from 44 countries.Originally it was going to be held in Neiva, Columbia buta t the beginning the CMAS decided against it and Hodmezovasarhely got the chance to organise it.
One of the best parts of itt hat it is completely free to watch the championship there will be no entrance fee. Although you should be careful about parking as the parking space of the swimming pool is not very big. Perhaps th ebest idea is to walk from your hotel or if you are not staying in Hodmezovasarhely leave your car int he town centre and walk from there to the place. It is worth to see you cannot see such a championship in Hungary.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Programmes for the summer in Hodmezovasarhely

Between the 15th and 17th of July there will be a Harvest Festival in Martely.

Martely is a community only 8 kilometres from Hodmezovasarhely which belongs to Hodmezovasarhely Small Region. Its main attraction is the backwater of the river Tisza. The landscape is wonderful and it attracts many visitors in all seasons. Throughout the year it is a great place for fishermen and anglers because of the river.
Martely also attracts artists, especially painters. During the summer there is a special workshop for them and some of their works are exhibited int he Annual Autumn Exhibition in Hodmezovasarhely in October.

The Harvest Festival will be held in Tiszapart Camping where you will see an exhibition of the local agricutlture in addition to traditional instruments and machines. In the afternoon there will be a procession to the Village Hall with folk dancers, reapers and partner towns representatives. From the Village Hall everyone will go to the corn-field and the reapers start traditional harvest with hand. In the evening there will be a ball with folk dancers and lots of palinka! If you have nowhere to stay you can book an apartment, a wooden hose or you can even try staying in a jurta, a traditional Hungarian tent. You can also stay in

Hodmezovasarhely as there are numerous hotel sin the town and go to Martely by car. If you like cycling there is a very good cycle lane between Hodmezovasarhely and Martely and this way you can drink as much palinka as you want.

The cycle lane continues to Mindszent, a nearby town only 8 kilometres from Martely, and 13 from Hodmezovasarhely where you can go swimming in the river Tisza. The river bank is sandy and the water is clear.

Hodmezovasarhely - Martely Map