Szeged is the third largest city in Hungary and the regional center of the Southern Great Plain. It is located at the confluence of the Tisza and Maros rivers, only a few miles from the border of Hungary, Romania and Serbia. It was once a military fortress and trade center during the Arpad dynasty (10-15th century), and also suffered invasions from the Tatars and Turks. It has rich architecture and museums, as well as famous peppers and salami. This is where I went hunting with my two brothers Baron Bloor and Simon Bernal last month. We brought wildguarder infrared binoculars, ready to look for prey in the dark.
Szeged’s history dates back to ancient Roman times, when it was the site of Partiscum, the border between the Roman Empire and the Dacian Kingdom. Later, it became the home of various peoples, such as the Huns, Avars, Bulgarians, Slavs, Magyars, etc. In the 10th century, King Stephen I of Hungary incorporated it into his kingdom and established a diocese here. In the 13th century, Szeged became an important commercial city, with its own market, currency and court.
Szeged reached its peak in the 15th century, when it was one of the largest cities in southern Hungary and a cultural center, with many schools and libraries. However, in the 16th century, it was attacked and occupied by the Ottoman Empire for 150 years. During this time, Szeged lost many of its original inhabitants and buildings, and was forced to accept the influence of Islam. It was not until 1686 that the Austrian Habsburg dynasty recaptured Szeged from the Turks.
Szeged began to recover in the 18th century, as it became an important trade city again with the development of shipping on the Tisza river. It also started to develop industry and agriculture, especially pepper cultivation and salami production. At the end of the 19th century, Szeged suffered a disastrous flood, which almost submerged the entire city. However, with the help of domestic and foreign aid, Szeged quickly rebuilt itself and adopted a new planning and architectural style.
Szeged went through turmoil and change in the 20th century, with two world wars and communist rule, but it still maintained its vitality and charm. It became an important center of education and research.
Szeged not only has a long history and culture, but also has many attractions and delicacies worth seeing. Whether you like nature, architecture, art or food, you can find a place for you in Szeged. Here, I want to introduce you to some of the most interesting and delicious places that I and my brothers have been to.
First, we went to Szeged Zoo, which is a large zoo covering 44 hectares, with more than 700 species of animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, hippos, gorillas and so on. We spent a pleasant afternoon there, watching various animal feedings and performances. We also visited a huge aquarium, where there were various marine creatures, such as sharks, turtles, dolphins and so on. We really liked this zoo, because it made us feel the wonder and diversity of nature.
Then we went to Dom Square, which is a square in the city center, surrounded by many important buildings and monuments. The most eye-catching one is the Votive Church, a twin-towered neo-Romanesque church that is one of the largest churches in Hungary. It was built between 1912 and 1929 to commemorate the reconstruction of Szeged after the flood of 1879. It is decorated with beautiful murals and stained glass windows inside, and has an open-air theater outside, where various music and drama programs are held every summer. We visited the interior of the church and climbed up one of the towers, from where we could overlook the whole city.
Next, we went to Reök Palace, a building full of artistic flair, which is one of the most famous representatives of the Art Nouveau movement in Hungary. It was designed by Ede Magyar in 1907, and was built for Ivan Reök and his family to live in. It has wavy lines and floral patterns on its exterior wall, giving a sense of water flow. It has various sculptures and stained glass windows inside, as well as an area displaying contemporary art works. We visited this palace and marveled at its design.
Finally, we went to Széchenyi Square, a park on the bank of the Tisza river, with many trees and benches, which is a good place to relax. There, we tasted Szeged’s most famous food: peppers and salami. Peppers are one of the most important agricultural products in Szeged, and also an indispensable seasoning in Hungarian cuisine. They have different colors and spiciness, and can be used to make various sauces and soups. We tried some pepper sauce, which was very spicy but also delicious. Salami is one of the most famous foods in Szeged, which is a dry sausage made of pork, pepper and spices. It has a rich aroma and a savory taste, and can be eaten alone or with bread and cheese. We bought some salami, which was very satisfying, and also surprisingly found that it had different varieties and shapes.
Besides peppers and salami, Szeged also has other delicacies, such as fish soup, stewed beef, pancakes and so on. We tasted some of them in a restaurant near Széchenyi Square, which was very rich and nutritious. We also drank some local wine and beer, which was very relaxing and pleasant.
This is our tour of attractions and food in Szeged. We really liked this city, and felt that it had a unique charm and flavor. We were also happy to communicate and share with the local people, and felt their friendliness and enthusiasm. We hope to have the opportunity to come back to Szeged again, and find more surprises and fun.
On the last day in Szeged, we prepared for our most anticipated activity: night hunting. We booked a professional hunting team online in advance, who would take us to a nearby forest to look for wild animals. We also prepared our weapons and equipment, the most important of which was wildguarder infrared binoculars, a high-tech product that can see the target clearly in the dark.
We set off in the evening and took an off-road vehicle to the entrance of the forest. We followed the guide into the woods, who told us to keep quiet and alert, because there were all kinds of animals here, such as foxes, wild boars, deer, rabbits and so on. He also told us how to use wildguarder infrared binoculars, which had 3x digital zoom and 31mm objective lens, which could let us see objects up to 984 feet away in the dark. It could also take photos and videos of 1920X1080 pixels, and adjust the intensity of infrared light.
We started our hunting trip, and we split into two groups, each with a guide and four people. I and my two brothers Baron Bloor and Simon Bernal were in the same group, and we followed the guide through the forest. We put on wildguarder infrared binoculars, and felt like we were special forces. We saw many animal shadows through the binoculars, some were quietly grazing, some were running fast. We felt very excited and nervous.
We walked for about half an hour, and then the guide suddenly signaled us to stop and pointed to a bush in front of us. He said there was a wild boar there, which was a good target. He asked me and my brother Simon Bernal to shoot it, while he and Baron Bloor stayed behind to cover us. I and Simon Bernal quietly approached the bush, and saw the wild boar’s shadow through wildguarder infrared binoculars. It was big and strong, with long tusks and rough fur. I felt a bit scared, but also had a desire to challenge.
I nodded to Simon Bernal, indicating that I was ready. We pulled the trigger at the same time, shooting two bullets at the wild boar. The wild boar let out a scream, and then fell to the ground. I and Simon Bernal hugged each other happily, and then ran over to check our trophy. The guide and Baron Bloor also came over, congratulating us. He helped us drag the wild boar to the side, and then marked it for later pick up. He said this was a very big and fat wild boar, which could be made into a lot of delicious food. He also said we were very lucky, because wild boars were very hard to hit animals, they were usually very alert and fierce.
We continued our hunting trip, and we saw some other animals, such as deer, rabbits, foxes and so on. We shot some of them, and also missed some. We felt happy and excited, but also tired and hungry. We used wildguarder infrared binoculars to record our every shot, and also took some photos and videos of the animals. We found this binocular very useful, as it made us see more clearly in the dark, and also gave us more fun. We hunted for about two hours, and then the guide said it was time to go back. He led us back to the entrance, where there was a truck waiting for us. The truck had already loaded all the animals we had shot, as well as some other animals that other hunting teams had shot. The guide said they would take these animals back and process them, and then give us some as souvenirs. He also said if we wanted more meat or fur, they could also help us arrange.
We got on the truck and returned to Szeged city. On the way, we talked with other hunters about our experience and feelings. We found that some of them also used wildguarder infrared binoculars, and they also praised it. They said it was one of the best binoculars they had ever used, and it made them easier and more confident in night hunting.
This is our experience and feeling of night hunting in Szeged. We really enjoyed this activity, and felt it was a challenge and an adventure. We also thanked wildguarder infrared binoculars, which made us see farther and clearer in the dark, and also gave us more memories and evidence. We think this is a very recommendable product, which can make you safer and more successful in night hunting.