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Loved this hosel - great location, good prices, friendly staff, and the best hostel kitchen ever!
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... the side of the church and the adjacent Fisherman's Bastion offers panoramic views of Pest. The seven towers represent the 7 Magyar tribes that settled here in 896. For TV viewers, this was featured in Episode 6 of the Amazing Race.
We wandered over to Buda's Royal Palace, enjoying the village-like atmosphere. It was the home of the Hungarian monarchies dating back to 1247. Over the centuries it has seen additions, reconstructions, fires and decimation during a siege in 1686. ...
... hostel stopping to have some food and then got wrapped up in more reading, this time it was "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", the short stories were quite entertaining and other than wasting time a bit on my phone and reading I didn't do much else for the rest of the day.
Wednesday (Aug 27) was more eventful, I went on a general tour of Budapest starting on the Pest side we eventually wandered across the chain bridge to the Buda side ...
... to the people. The next floor down moved more into the personal stories of survivors of the war camps, there was footage of interviews with people telling their stories of the concentration camps and the awful conditions and treatment they were put through. Next was all about the people who were interrogated, tortured and murdered inside the house, one person in every 2 families was subjected to to these tactics. By the end of the interrogation process a person would say ...
... went and bought a Vienna Pass for 24 hours (best public transport system in the world in my view) and headed to the Kunsthistoriche Museum. We looked at the Rembrandts and the Bruegels, saw a magnificent work by Klimt and Denise was intrigued by the special exhibition for Augustus and Charlemagne. We left feeling a bit as if we were all "museum"-ed out. We were able to take some photos. Next was a trip out to Heiligenstadt to have a look at the Beethoven statue again. We got ...
... 8217;t flown before. In Budapest, they have converted an out building of the terminal into their check in facility, probably because they don’t want to pay for a gate in the real airport. I wouldn’t want to be flying Wizz air in the winter! They were loading via the stairs on the tarmac itself, so I ended up in the back. I figured that if they were doing tarmac loads, they would do tarmac unloads in Madrid as well, and being near the back would be good ...