Mátészalka

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. It has a television. *'''Red Rock tavern and music pub''', Erkel Ferenc u. 70. *'''Desperado Pub''', Hősök tere 8., +36-44-310-428 A famous local (albeit non-alcoholic) drink is homemade elderflower syrup diluted with water. Since this is a homemade drink not sold in stores, trying it will be a challenge. Your best bet will be looking for it in the small farmers' market near the city center where sometimes old ladies will sell the syrup, which you can dilute with water to make the drink


traditional life

street lighting. Electric lighting was established in 1888, the same time as in New York. *'''Szatmár Museum''', Kossuth Lajos street 5. A modern museum about traditional life and art in the region. Features an extensive carriage collection from every part of Hungary. *'''The "meteorite"''', in the garden of the Reformed Church. Near the fence, easily visible from the street, Kossuth square. A strange darkish rock slab. No scientific examinations have been made on it yet, but rumored


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. Mátészalka is a good starting place for day-trips to '''Romania and Ukraine'''. '''Visit Tákos and Csaroda''' two small villages to the east. Tákos has an interesting reformed church from the 18th century called "The barefoot Notre Dame" and Csaroda has a very old church from the Middle Ages. Carefully inspect the old wooden furniture of the church, there are carvings in the wood made by 19th century vandals! '''Visit the Old Swamp of Bátorliget''' south of Mátészalka, near the Romanian border. There is an interesting museum there about local biology and ecology. '''Visit Vaja''' west of Mátészalka on route 49. It has got an old castle and a popular lake. '''Visit the Lake of Terem''' near Bátorliget and Terem, south of Mátészalka. Another popular lake in the region. '''Visit the home-made nuclear fallout shelter''' in Kocsord, the next village to the east of Mátészalka. A local, Fogarassy Árpád, thought in the 1980s that nuclear war between the USA and USSR is imminent and built a large concrete bunker in his backyard. The bunker is incomplete and the backyard is in ruins, but it's an interesting piece of local Cold War history, nonetheless. In 2009, a tragicomedic Hungarian film, called "Bunkerember" (the Bunker-man) was made, loosely based on this event. '''Visit Szatmárcseke''' northeast of Mátészalka. It has got a very interesting cemetery in which rather than headstones and Christian crosses, upright wooden boats mark the graves, based on Old Hungarian traditions. '''Visit Tarpa''' and it's animal-powered mill. '''Visit Nyírbátor''' southwest of Mátészalka. It has got many interesting sights, recently renovated. WikiPedia:Mátészalka


unique

poor-quality gasoline heavily mixed with water. While it will run Dacias and Ladas with a somewhat clunky performance, a Western car could be irreperably damaged by it. (Think of Back to the Future part 3) *'''Visit the farmers'-market''' A bit north of the town center. While not as big and bustling as the flea-market it's still a unique place of Eastern European culture. *'''Visit the indoor swimming-pool and thermal healing bath'''. Southeast, near the TESCO. Hungary is famous for it's

a suburban area yourself, but from a different place, like Western Europe or the USA, take note of the similarities and the differences. Buy Most of the shopping unique to this area can be concluded at the Flea Market. There is a TESCO in the Southeast, and smaller stores in the city center. There is an american-style small local supermarket complete with a small food court called Luca in the west. It tried to bring The West into the town before TESCO arrived. Jármi út 10. There is another

yourself, or getting invited to a home (usually one with an old granny or an industrious housewife) which may have the drink available if you ask for it. Some people keep small vineyards, from which they can produce a few bottles of homemade wine. Since so little can be produced and the taste is usually very unique, being served homemade wine is considered a generous gesture and receiving a whole bottle of it is a very special gift. Sleep Image:Ramszesz_Hotel_Mateszalka.JPG thumb 200px


social life

converted to rally racing. Do *'''Visit the flea-market''', in the southwest part of the city, at the junction of Ipari street and Meggyesi street. This is more than a simple market, this is a central hub in the town's social life. While nowadays less people come here for shopping because this Eastern-style market is overshadowed by the Western-style TESCO, it is still a pretty good place with various kinds of vendors, small buffets offering local versions of fast food and loud party music


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western-style supermarket called Profi, near the TESCO. Alkotmány u. 2 a. There is Alfi-ker a kind of transition between an East-block grocery store and a western supermarket, established in the late 1990s. Jármi út 6. +36-44-500-591 Eat There are many restaurants in the city center and the streets leading up to the railway station. Fast food can be obtained in the TESCO and on the flea-market. You can also try a very cheap and very Eastern concept of "fast food": Go


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the ice-cream van''' in the summer. It mostly circles the area of Mátyás Király street and Csokonai street. The Mátyás Király street area is served by a yellow ice cream van offering Family Frost products, the Csokonai street area is served by a blue ice cream van offering Nestlé or Algida products. Passionate verbal warfare is fought among the neighborhood kids over which ice cream van offers tastier ice cream. *'''Take a walk through the calm, suburban areas of the town.''' If you're from


unique place

poor-quality gasoline heavily mixed with water. While it will run Dacias and Ladas with a somewhat clunky performance, a Western car could be irreperably damaged by it. (Think of Back to the Future part 3) *'''Visit the farmers'-market''' A bit north of the town center. While not as big and bustling as the flea-market it's still a unique place of Eastern European culture. *'''Visit the indoor swimming-pool and thermal healing bath'''. Southeast, near the TESCO. Hungary is famous for it's


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than typical plums, but are very tasty. They can be safely eaten off the tree. In folk language they are jokingly called "diarrhea-plums" as eating large amounts at once can cause diarrhea. *'''The "egg" in front of the Kraszna Áruház''', There used to be a big swamp south of Mátészalka called "the Ecsedi Láp" which was drained. This statue commemorates it with various reptiles and amphibians climbing up the egg-shaped rock on which a huge eagle sits. *'''Various

. Respect It's best to avoid conversations about politics, both Hungarian and international, and if some local brings the topic up himself herself maintain a neutral point of view. Political jokes and stereotipizations about the USA, the EU, Jews, Roma, and the surrounding countries are common, don't be offended. The local Roma, as in everywhere else in Hungary wishes to be called "Roma" and not "Cigány", the traditional Hungarian word for them. Jokes about being devotedly

. Mátészalka is a good starting place for day-trips to '''Romania and Ukraine'''. '''Visit Tákos and Csaroda''' two small villages to the east. Tákos has an interesting reformed church from the 18th century called "The barefoot Notre Dame" and Csaroda has a very old church from the Middle Ages. Carefully inspect the old wooden furniture of the church, there are carvings in the wood made by 19th century vandals! '''Visit the Old Swamp of Bátorliget''' south of Mátészalka, near


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western-style supermarket called Profi, near the TESCO. Alkotmány u. 2 a. There is Alfi-ker a kind of transition between an East-block grocery store and a western supermarket, established in the late 1990s. Jármi út 6. +36-44-500-591 Eat There are many restaurants in the city center and the streets leading up to the railway station. Fast food can be obtained in the TESCO and on the flea-market. You can also try a very cheap and very Eastern concept of "fast food": Go into a store, buy some rolls, cheese and sausage, and eat them! Down it with Hungarian beer! *'''Kékfrankos Restaurant''', Kölcsey utca 8., +36-44-300-369. A restaurant near the railway station, offering traditional Hungarian and Central-European dishes and quality wine. *'''Nefelejcs Csárda''', Kórház utca 5. A csárda (traditional Hungarian guesthouse) offering typical Hungarian fare. *'''Szatmár Restaurant''', Kölcsey u. 46. *'''Kristály Hotel and Restaurant''', Eötvös u. 17, +36-44-312-036 *'''Provolone Pizzeria''', Kölcsey u. 37., +36-44-418-814 *'''Provolone Vendéglő és Terasz''', Kölcsey u. 35., +36-44-310-736 *'''Borostyán Restaurant Rió Mulató''', Hősök tere 8., +36-44-311-429 *'''Flamingó Restaurant and Pizzeria''', Hősök tere 4. +36-44-310-421 *'''Chinese Restaurant''', Kölcsey u. 36. In the winter, a '''Disznóvágás''' (pig-butchering) takes place in some households, which is similar to the Sautanz of Burgenland,Austria but using less advanced technology. Take note though, that here, it is usually a private party of sorts between family and close friends and there are no restaurants and buffets which sell the products of the Disznóvágás to strangers. One reason for this is that nowadays, pig-butcherings are sporadic, except in smaller villages in the region, and because of this, there arent't enough Disznóvágás products available at once to host such eateries. Another rural and suburban partylike-event connected to eating is '''Szalonnasütés''' (literally: bacon-roasting), which is enjoyed by many people. It is similar to the Anglo-American tradition of sitting around the campfire and roasting marshmallows, but here, instead of marshmallows, a thick slab of Hungarian bacon (more fatty than what Westerners might think of when they think of bacon) is roasted over the fire until it starts dripping fat, then it is quickly held over a slice of white bread and the fat drips onto the bread. This is repeated until the bread is well-spread with the dripped fat. After this, the fatty bread is sprinkled with Hungarian paprika, topped with onions and eaten. If the bacon is not burnt too much, it is eaten too. Nowadays, jacket potatoes, slices of meat, sausage, and corn on the cob is also sometimes roasted in the fire, and sometimes even marshmallows, as Hungary becomes more globalized. Drink Various taverns, clubs, discos. The town is pretty small, dare to explore! * WikiPedia:Mátészalka

Mátészalka

'''Mátészalka''' is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

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