Salons113 is a family business, a brain child of two well travelled vegetarians; Zsofi a tour guide and translator and James a TOEFL teacher.
Zsofi’s mum, Judit does all the administration and bookkeeping. When Zsofi inherited from her vegetarian father they spent a long time looking for the perfect place to realize their dream of creating a vegetarian business. They found the right flat; sunny and quiet in the best downtown neighborhood and with a superb layout. They got it renovated, furnished got a beautiful website made and waited excitedly for all the lovely vegetarians that they were going to meet from all over the world.
We’ve had a great time with our Salons113 guests. We only live a short ride away from the apartment with our daughters and our vegetarian lab, Oliver. (Here is a two page article in Hungarian on vegetarian dogs in the International Dog Magazine featuring our dog, he is 6 years old and the picture of heath!) So we are always at hand for any problems you might have.
We blog here about veggie life in Hungary; post reviews about the local vegetarian restaurants, events and festivals, write about Hungarian vegetarian cooking and raising veggie kids and dogs. Thank you for stopping by and feel free to say hello either in a comment or via facebook.
Open the Salons113 google map to see the location of the apartment and the sights, you can book the Salons113 apartment here and remember to book a guided tour for your holiday! If you have any questions get in touch with us via email or Facebook, we are always happy to meet and greet the travelling vegetarians!
See you soon in Vegetarian Hungary!
Drones Illuminate the Danube
The second-longest river in Europe and the European Union region’s longest river, the Danube, is located in Eastern and Central Europe. Even though it used to be an ancient frontier for the Roman Empire, the Danube in the present day flows through 10 countries. With Germany as its origin, the river flows for about 2,860km southeast, touching the borders or passing through the countries like Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova before discharging into the Black sea.
Linz, Austria hosted a spectacular festival of drone brilliance in the skies in the month of September where the Danube River’s waters reflected the lights of the Spaxel drones which were covered with LEDs to impress and dazzle the crowd. Organized in conjunction with Intel and known as Spaxels over Linz, the festival featured about 100 quadcopters with camera in a swarm performance at the Ars Electronica which has been a yearly event in Linz since 1979.
By the time they lifted off for the flight which took approximately seven minutes, each of the 100 quadcopters had been fitted out with a LED module. To ensure that there were no collisions, small groups of quadcopters took off in a wave-like sequence. At first, they rose to a height as high as 30 meters, flying above the trees along the length of the Danube before heading out over the water where they took positions before the start of the specially choreographed performance. The technology from Intel allowed a certain number of drones to be flown in unison by a single pilot.
The opening display was a production tailored to Linz which had numerous three-dimensional motifs such as a magnificent bird flying over the Danube while flapping its enormous wings up and down. There was some synchronization between the display and the music supplied by composer and sound artist, Sam Auinger.
This was not the first performance of the Drone 100. The first time the Spaxels showed up was in 2012 in Germany. For people who are interested in drones for sale, the Ars Electronica drones were showcased alongside other types of drones such as delivery, racing, and camera drones.