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... to New York Palace and Cafe where we had lunch. This cage is so over the top in Devore - however very famous as " the most beautiful cafe in the world"
Next stop was the Jewish sector - a wonderful synagogue holding pride of place - 2 onion domed towers with what looks like gold plate. We walked through the Jewish area - many points of interest.
Next stop was Buda Castle - where there had been a weekend long wine festival. ...
Today we did a tour of Budapest. Very ancient city with a lot of history. The Hungarian guides speak very good english so that was good. When we go out on tour we have things like Walkie talkies with an ear piece, so the guide doesn't have to yell to be heard and we can be as far away as about 100m to hear them speak, Once again ancient buildings, Cathedrals and Palaces lined with gold leaf. Truly amazing that they used to spend so much on these buildings while people went ...
It has not been all food as I have been putting in 8 hour days sight seeing. You just cannot get enough. The Citadel and Palace on the Buda side are surrounded by lovely parks with loads of trees and you can hear birds singing.
I went to the Basilica of St Stephen yesterday, you do not have to pay but the Priest is standing by the donation box, he was a hefty guy so in goes the money. The place is not that old but the decoration is so over ...
... t have machine guns like in Paris.
We didn't venture into the parliament building as it was already 3:30 pm and we wanted to see more of Budapest. The next stop was the Shoes on the Danube. It is a memorial to the Jews who were shot into the Danube in 1944-45. The Jewish people were marched down to the river banks of the Danube made to remove their shoes, as they were considered a luxury at that time, and shot into the river. The Nazis shot them into ...
... to buy tickets and everything was sold out except the 3:30 pm Spanish tour. Um, no thanks. On top of that, this city is BIG! So we had to prioritize.
We knew we definitely wanted to see the House of Terror and Memento Park. I really wanted to see the INSIDE of a building. Yes, we saw lots of exteriors on this trip, but rarely did we go inside. We were pretty done with statues so we spent 15 minutes total on the Buda side, in Castle Hill, where the old stuff is. We ...