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Travel Blogs from Budapest
Never, never and I mean never go to Budapest after Vienna (did I already say "never"?).
Let's say so.
- roads are really good. And I'd dare say that in cities asphalt quality is even better;
- prices are a bit cheaper, esp. for food and accommodation;
- old Empire did really much to …
When we first arrived at the airport in Budapest, it was very hot summers days and the first thing I noticed about this city is that it has a lot of white fluff floating in the air, which was quite unusual but pretty. Hungarian people are very friendly but not what I am imagined them too look like, I suppose I expected them to look the same but …
And so we left Poland, had a toilet stop in Slovakia (reluctantly granted to us by our two Polish bus drivers - it was a 7hr bus ride!) and arrived in Hungary. One of the great things traveling at night in Europe is seeing nameless castle lit up at night on the sides of mountains; quite magic. Hungary is a place I knew very little about. I have now chipped away at my ignorance with the following:
... we have been on.
Once we made it safely into Buda we were confronted with our first hill. We decided to take the trail up through the park instead of the cable car thing that also went up. About a million steps later we were at the top of the hill and in front of the Royal Palace. We got lucky and were just in time to see the changing of the guards. I think they must feel kind of funny putting on that performance everyday. We took in the views from ...
... monuments and went to the Mother Theresa memorial house, which unfortunately was closed. Mother Theresa was born in Skopje, which we both just learned. We walked around town for a few hours, and had some local dishes at a restaurant in the old bazaar area. After sunset we started heading back to a bus stop and saw a mosque and decided to check it out. It was closed, however a very friendly guy who was chatting outside with his friends, took us on a private tour of the mosque. He ...