It is Thursday night. We are now in Budpest. We woke up this morning in Debrecen to a light snowfall.
On the way from Debrecen to Budapest, we stopped for several hours at the Hortobagy (pronounced hore-toe-baj) National Park, which is a great Hungarian plains.
The land is called the Puszta (poos-ta), which means empty. The land is not good for agriculture but the large, flat expanses have already been used for animal grazing and herding.
Before the Hungarians, there were Serbian tribes in the area. The nomadic Hungarians arrived and used the long horn Gray cattle, which are very large and strong animals to pull their carts as they moved around. There are also horses and endangered twisted horn sheep in the area.