Most of us are nearing the end of their high school years and don’t really know “what will happen when they finish”. Of course, many people find the higher education institution they think is right for them and then either graduate or choose a completely different school and profession. Rarely but there are exceptions. They are those who have lived for their dreams since childhood, and started to work for it before they graduate. Erik Kremán, the managing director of the Hungarian Sea Yacht, is certainly one of the youngest owners of the Hungarian fleet. The young skipper is the exception to the rule.
To my first question, when can one start sailing, he laughs out loud. “When a person is already aware of his actions, so at the age of 5 or 6 I think. Of course under the supervision of a parent or other experienced sailor.”
For more than a decade, Balaton Ballooning Kft. has been providing world-class service with one of the largest hot air balloons in Europe. We asked Gábor Kollár about his responsibility in offering unique experience, the know-how of ten thousand cubic and fifteen hundred square meter.
The service provided by you has been operating in the world for 34 years, and in Hungary for 13 years. How did it all start? Did an international franchise look at Hungary as a potentially interesting location, or did a parent company already operating abroad establish a subsidiary here?
It has just started as a usual family vacation, of course - as we have become accustomed to - we forgot something again. We didn’t really plan cycling either, but thanks to the weather, we had one of the best experiences of our lives. This is how BikeBalaton became the basis of our holiday at Lake Balaton.
As capricious the weather these days is, so must the tourist be resilient. And nothing proved our resilience better than on a certain morning in Lake Balaton, when the temperature certainly reminded me of a mild winter instead of a warm summer. Beaching as an option is excluded, so it happened that at 10 o'clock in the morning we were already standing in front of the BikeBalaton store, pondering our options.
Everyone needs sun protection, and adequate sun protection. The good news is that today everyone can find the best sunscreen for their skin type, age and special needs - activity, fragrance, texture. Applying sunscreens is essential to protect our skin and to stay healthy. Research from the recent decades has also shown that ultraviolet radiation plays a significant role in the development of diseases caused by the sun, including skin cancer. And the MiBo team wants to help in prevention.
1. Avoid direct sunlight between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.!
During that time UVA and UVB rays travel much shorter in the Earth's atmosphere, making them much more intense.
Even with or without Pandemic, it is still worth remaining cautious, especially in crowded places. For example, on the beaches. There are so many written and unwritten rules that don’t hurt to remind ourselves at the start of the season, because as the saying goes: it’s better safe than sorry.
Freedom, relaxation, and swimming in an educated way? We would not like to go into the basics of etiquette, yet we feel that it is always important to draw attention to a little thing or two. So let's start with the basics. Don’t spit, yell, litter, and only take your pet to the designated beach. If this is already the case, we can turn to the slightly more complex topics.
As the clash between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona, the debate among the people of Lake Balaton about which side is the best is quiet the same, there is no right answer. Perhaps even our ancestors were debating about the same question while they rode on horseback and saw the shores of the "Hungarian Sea" for the first time.
Let’s continue with the other side of the clash. Once the “abilities” of the first participant have been detailed, we will move on to the north shore. The Veszprém side is a bit like enjoying wine: you need to be mature to enjoy it. Everything is different in the north, and that could even be the motto of the area. Here the water deepens faster, the hills are replaced by mountains, and the crowded waterfront is replaced by wooded, airier spaces.
As the clash between Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona, the debate among the people of Lake Balaton about which side is the best is quite the same, there is no right answer. Perhaps even our ancestors were debating about the same question while they rode on horseback and saw the shores of the "Hungarian Sea" for the first time.
A century-long battle that moves generations to finally reveal: is the north or south coast better? Without bias, we thought about the issue impartially. We are not from one side of Lake Balaton and although we have been there quite a few times, this did not mean anything. Is it possible to decide at all? As serious as the question is, we try to answer it light-minded.
Most the Hungarian citizens have a those “stories at Lake Balaton”. For some people it happened in their childhood, while for others the lasting experience came later. One thing is sure, they still share in every conversation among friends. I'm sharing my own story with you now.
I was around 5 years old when my parents and I first vacationed at Lake Balaton - at least I don't have a memory of the “Hungarian sea” before. We stayed in one of the hotels in Balatonfenyves, down at the beach, we could see the lake from our balcony. I loved being able to walk in the water for almost forever, yet the waves didn't hit higher than my belly button, and the turquoise color of Lake Balaton never turned my mouth purple with its pleasant temperature.
The year of 2020 is milestone not only for Hungary but for the whole world. Everybody fights against the unfortunate situation that was caused by COVID-19. Tourism is one of the most suffering industry. In that crucial period, a new, Hungarian startup came up with new ideas which help to the tourists and to the local businesses. Move in Balaton (MiBo) is the very first site including the map itself which covers Lake Balaton and its surroundings by showing the services in connection with leisure, sport and holiday.