Two hours of driving got us from Cracow to the Polish Slovakian border. It was hardly noticeable other than the bus had to stop to pay tolls.
Some old traditional houses along the roadside:
The area is hilly:
We stopped for lunch at a ski resort area Donlovy. It was not unlike Panorama is some respects. Lots of larch trees in the area.
ski hill and lift in the background:
Budapest is just 50 miles from the Slovakian border. The area is much more Mediterranean like in climate with vineyards and olive trees. Lush looking parks:
Dinner was during a river cruise:
some of the sights:
church built into the hill:
new concert hall
as the sun sets, lights are turned on the bridges and buildings:
Hungarian Parliament Building: