MORE ABOUT GYULA
is a small Hungarian town with a population of about 30,000, situated close to the border of Romania. It is famous for both the town's historic castle and its healing thermal baths.
Gyula is 3 hours by train from Budapest. Trains run regularly and cost about 20 euro return.
The town has a good atmosphere with lots of traditional restaurants and cake shops. There are supermarkets and bakeries within walking distance of the house.
The cost of living is relatively affordable. A mid-priced meal is between 4-8 euro. A beer in a local bar is between 1-3 euro.
Gyula is a pretty quiet place without much 'to do' but residents can check out the thermal spa and swimming pool, take bike rides in the countryside or visit other nearby towns and villages.