July 5, 2021

The Great Hungarian Plain with Eddie Chapman

HUNGARY AND ROMANIA BY TRAIN: PART ONE

In this episode I’m joined by someone you’ve never heard of, my good friend Eddie Chapman. 

Eddie is a devoted rambler and part-time rapper who lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Eddie grew up in the Derbyshire town of Chesterfield and developed a love for the landscape through hiking in the nearby Peak District. 

He now spends his walking time bagging munros in the Scottish Highlands.

This is part one of two episodes covering a trip Eddie and I undertook across Hungary and Romania in 2015. In part one we recount our travels through the Great Hungarian Plain, en route to the Romanian Carpathians. 

It’s a light-hearted episode with recollections of unusual experiences, including owl-headed body-builders, fire water and rural sports bars. 

All this was experienced as we walked the Great Plain and fumbled our way through Europe by train.

We saw some incredible wildlife in one of Europe’s most important landscapes - the Great Hungarian Plain - and would definitely recommend it if you’re into birds. But do listen to what we did wrong!

On that note, the episode contains an important safety message: don’t take risks out on the water and always bring safety equipment with you. Don’t make the same stupid mistakes that we did if you visit the River Tisza!

Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy the episode as much as we did.

 

Links:

Eddie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spagheddielegs/

Blog post about this trip (2015): https://danieljamesgreenwood.com/2015/07/13/photography-the-great-hungarian-plain/

Hortobagy National Park: http://national-park.hungaryguide.info/hortobagy-puszta.html

Unlocking Landscapes Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnlockLand

Advice on European train travel: https://www.seat61.com/

 

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