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They left Budapest by bus from Npliget in the early hours. The Planetrium sign showed where to board the bus. The route crossed Slovenia and Italy, with a mass
on the way, accommodation somewhere in the vicinity of San Remo. THERE WAS NO DINNER ON THE FIRST NIGHT! After breakfast on the second day they headed to
Lourdes along the Cote dAzur. Mass in Avignon on the way. Visited churches after waking up, crossroads, and participation in the candlelight procession in the evening
to wind things down. On the fourth day, visited museums, another candlelight procession for the fitter ones. On the fifth day, left in the early hours, consumed packed
lunch on the way. Travelled on to Spain, mass in Loyola, then on to Santiago de Compostela. Sightseeing in the morning, the burial site of the apostle St. James, mass.
On the same day, travelled on to Portugal with a short sightseeing in Porto. Arrival in Fatima late at night. On the seventh day, programs for pilgrims, Hungarian
crossroads, prayers in St. Stephens chapel, candlelight procession. On the eight day, the schedule got busy; they went on a day trip from Fatima to Coimbra then
went to see the Monastery of Batalha. Finally, they visited the small Cistercian monastery in Nazare on the Atlantic coast. Travelled on to Lisbon on the same night.
Whoever was up for it went sightseeing, the weaker ones did it the following day. Relaxation on the bus, two days in one go and they arrived home. Granny enjoyed
it very much, surely.
Somehow I have to achieve that we have lunch together on Saturday. Perhaps shes hungry for some scallops, the shells of St. James. With risotto and asparagus
garnish. Granny rarely goes to cafs. She believes its not proper for old folks to go to such places. Whats at home is good enough, and whats the point, anyway.
At times Im tempted to persuade her out of her homecoat, but I only manage to persuade her into a mourning black number. I have to admit that the trip to Fatima
didnt nurture the hedonism in her. She is intimidated by the too elegant, and the simple shes better at.
My last argument was that she could twist her own hair on the rollers and dry it with electricity. Yet, she has her perm done by her hairdresser. I argued with the smile
of her grandchild without telling her that she hates her kisses. I told her there would be a lot of us and the family is not complete without her. If she doesnt want
scallops, she could have the meat stew, with a spoon if thats what she wants. Shell only be served a small portion, so she wont be ashamed for not eating it all.
Her stomach wouldnt take it anyway, the pilgrimages take their toll. There wont be tapas, shrimp, snails or frogs, only meat stew with noodles.
The most important thing is to be together around the table. Because were celebrating, because we love each other, because its a weekday, because we havent seen
each other for a long time and because we have no reasons. To bow before the pilgrimage. We know and understand how long the road was.
We are proud of you Mama!
PILGRIMAGE TO THE CAFMAMA SHOULD BE RESCUED FROM THE PANTRY, UNLESS SHE EXILED HERSELF THERE. I MISS HER. SHE DOESNT REPLY TO TEXTS, AND I DOUBT ITS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF SIGNAL STRENGTH. I LAST SAW HER TWO WEEKS WHEN SHE LISTED THE ITINERARY OF THE LAST-MINUTE PILGRIMAGE. .
WHAT IS A GUEST AT GERLCZY LIKE? WE ASKED OUR REGULARS, AND WE KEEP ASKING THREE OF THEM FOR EVERY ISSUE, HOPING THAT WE CAN SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF WHAT MAKES A GERLCZY GUEST.
1.Gerlczy is a true oasis for me, a tiny France in the heart of downtown Budapest with theadded advantage that I live close by. Last utumn I went to Paris, and like many others, I fell in love with the city at first sight. Since thenI like Gerlczy even more because of its tangibleParisian feel.
2.its too early to tell. The year is not over yet, and who knows maybe the best thing is yet tocome. However, I havent lacked in experiences. I met many interesting people, and had enriching and exciting conversations.
3.I do every dish better than anyone else. At least, thats what my partner says. Bud joking aside, I have a sweet tooth, so I channel my culinary creativity into baking. My raspberry cheesecake doesnt last for days, and my plum jam and red wine brownie is also very popular.
4.The one with truffle filling. Its flavour reminds me of childhood Christmases. Although its not a big deal, as those werent so long ago.
5.I mostly remember French films, Another Woman's Life Juliette Binoche and Happiness Never Comes Alone with Sophie Marceau. True, I saw them last year. As for books, now at the gate of my masters degree Im mainly around economics texts, andthats not too mainstream. As for music, Elvistakes it all for the time being, but Paradise from Coldplay and Summertime Sadness fromDel Rey are on the top of my playlist.
6.Im doing my masters degree; its my last year at Corvinus University. Besides studying, I work in a healthy cooking show on TV.
1.Now I popped in for a foamy coffee, thats unbeatable here.
2.That I managed to open myown hair salon next door.
3.Nobody makes a better broccoli cream soup than me.
4.The one with jelly filling is the best.
5.Rush really touched me,even though I dont like Formula 1. I can only recommend it.
6.Im a hairdresser at MagdiBeauty Salon next door.
ESZTER VIZIN MAGDI T. SZCS
1. What do you do at Gerlczy?Whenever Im at Gerlczy, I try my very best to do nothing and think nothing. My effortsare greatly helped by a slice of the legendary Gerlczy brittle cake and some coffee. Actually, I cant do nothing as intensively anywhere else as I can here.2. What was the best thing that happened to you in 2013?It could only be better than 2012 was. I had all kinds of medical problems last year, and I started to suspect some karmic offences in thebackground. Then came 2013, this pretty weird year. I spent six months in Francewhich I regret. Not because of France, its an excellent country, but the professional decision that took me there. But it must have been an important part of my life,I started to do new things in a different field, and those six months were probably instrumental in making the right decisions. Since I came home Ive met interesting,promising new people, and there are new projects on the horizon. And my mum, whos just turned seventy, has found love again. She has a boyfriend, and they holdhands like two teenagers. Thats a great happiness. 3. A dish nobody does better. My strength lies mostly in consuming food, but I can say without immodesty that I make one of the most excellent muffins in the known universe. I could state here, although it probably means Ive lost my grip on reality, that I would be able to cook anything if I had the time. When it comes to cooking and baking, first I read EVERYTHINGon the internet, using different sources, carefully studying the illustrations and educational videos. The problem is Im only an idle exile in the kitchen. My girlfriend cooks way too well, it makes me redundant. 4.Which is your favourite Christmas candy?I am suspicious of Christmas candy to start with. When I was a kid, my older brother always ate the candy and put the empty wrapping back onto the Christmas tree so thatit looked as it was proper candy. Anyway, I like these fancy new scientifically reinventedChristmas candies. The one with jelly filling gives me the creeps; thats what we alwayshad at home when I was a kid. 5. What was the best film/book/music for you in 2013?The most memorable film was perhaps The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg, its a fantasticfilm. Or This Must Be the Place with Sean Penn. And of course Beasts of the SouthernWild. Oh my God, its a huge film. Then I say a couple of great documentaries, old but good Fog of War and Inside Job, for example. As for literature, I realized I finish books more and more rarely. I had high hopes for Roberto Bolanos works, but I was disappointed. I was thinking that if I had to choose which author of the 20th centuryshould have his statue, Id choose Vonnegut, for every main square. As for music, recently I listen to Thee Oh Sees and Jackie Mitoo, with a little Syd Barrett and DavidBowie thrown in the mix. 6. What do you do and what have you been up to lately?Ive just started a new job, as a reported, cameraman and editor for the video column of an online daily. Its very exciting. As Im a committed environmentalist, Im making a documentary about food waste recycling. Did you know that in Hungary one personthrows away 40-50 kg of food every year? Thats an outrageous waste both in an ecological and social sense. Thats what the film will be about. With my friends wereplanning a whole series; the problem is with the financing. We need financial support...can I give you an account number? Joking aside, the next episode is planned to find reasons as to why Hungarian football is so bad. Another thing is were trying to develop a media training and mentor program for civil organizations, they are in dire need. And there are a few more projects underway. So I wont be bored next year...
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