The Big White- A Winter Walk at Normafa

Whenever I go up to Normafa, I feel a bit like one of the Bagginses setting out on an adventure. As the bus or the cogwheel train makes its unhurried way up the hillside, I am slowly surrounded by names that would not sound out of place in a Tolkien story- or Winnie the Pooh’s…

Autumn above the City: Normafa

There’s a certain pattern to autumning in Budapest if you’re into catching the best lights and colours as they spread slowly over the city. Phase one, occurring as September turns into October is mostly a lull, when nothing seems to be happening, the temperature decreases but the trees seem adamant to keep their zesty summer…

Into the Urban Wild

The cool thing about Normafa is that it’s remote and close at the same time: you’re always about two BKV vehicles away from it, yet you can roam free in nature for hours once you’re there. When the weather gets milder, as it did this weekend, there’s a bit of an assault in the area,…