Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Kőszeg, one of my favourite towns (Hungary)

Hello there,

You may ask why I have chosen this random place called Kőszeg from Hungary to be the first blog post that actually presents a geographical place and its settlement sign. Well, the answer is very straightforward and I have two reasons for that: first of all, Kőszeg is situated only about 10 miles north-northwest of Szombathely where I was born. Secondly, it is the place where I have always loved going to and loved being there. Does this make Kőszeg one of my favourite places on Earth? The answer is certainly yes! 

Currently, I live in Shropshire, England and when, for a longer period of time, I have no chance to go back to the place where I was born, my spirit starts feeling 'ill'. No, it is not homesick, it is different. It is something like a battery when it starts running low on energy. You can, of course, regain this loss of energy from the place you come from. At least, this is how it works for me. The healing power of the land that brought you over to this planet. Every time, I go to Hungary, I go home and I go to Kőszeg, because these are the closest places to my heart. They always give me the energy 'shot' that my mind and spirit need. Maybe, this is the third reasons why I have chosen this place for the first blog post today, the one that is one of the most spiritual places in my life: I think, I feel a little bit more energised now.  

Look at my photos and tell me what you think.
~ Laszlo #thesignhunters

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Welcome to the Sign Hunters

'The Sign Hunters' is a unique venture. We organise trips and travel the world to satisfy our passion for collecting photos of settlement signs. A settlement sign is what marks the administrative limit of a geographical location which also lets you know where you are. While visiting a certain place, we can also combine other collecting ambitions, learn about minerals and rocks, visit a museum, a church, a brewery, or a pub, or just simply be at a different location and do all the touristic things together - the limitation here has no literal boundaries.

Our passion is travel settlement-sign-themed. We, of course, pay attention to every possible other detail too as we would never travel just to take a photo of a signage without thoroughly discovering the area and experiencing what that place may have to offer. The signage itself is the motivation, a goal of some kind that keeps us travelling and discovering new places, meet new people and cultures, and learn to be self-sufficient.

We are not regular travellers. We go to places you might otherwise never hear of. We travel as cheap as possible while trying to see as much as we can. We take pictures of limit signs while discovering the setting where the places are located. We normally travel on our feet and walk all day, or ride a bicycle, or catch a bus or a train, but we might also drive or fly. We sleep wherever we can, we do whatever we want. The good thing is that we can organise all of the faffy bits.

This blog was created to share images related to our successful sign project challenges. It is updated regularly, so come back often and get engaged.

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