Travel Blogs from Budapest
... that lake is used for boating in the summer
and ice skating in the winter. Now it's filled with ducks and there is a nice
restaurant called Robinson Etterem (meaning restaurant). Had a good meal while
the rain subsided. We then crossed over to the Hero's Square - built in 1896 to
celebrate the arrival of the Magyar tribes in the Carpanthin Basin in the year
896. They were the predecessor of the kings that ruled the Hungarian and
represents 1,000 years ...
With a almost 24 hours of travel we made it into Budapest. Our first leg of the journey saw us sleeping in a 6 bunk cabin with 4 guys, which meant not much sleep happened that night! We had a 20 minute transfer early the next morning,lots of running and searching in between those trains! Once we made into in Budapest we took a very short taxi ride to my mum's cousins apartment on one of the main streets in Budapest, prime location. We settled in ...
... of steep terraces of vineyards that features Gruner Veltiner and Riesling wines. Gruner Veltiner (white) wine is Austrian and goes well with light vegetables like asparagus and artichoke, but also with cheese - IMHO.
Our arrival on the ship was a bit early, so we had to wait until our staterooms were ready. However, the restaurant ...
... either. Our guide was s enthusiastic about her city that the tour ended up lasting 3 and a half hours, rather than the 2 predicted. No one minded though, it was worth it. That afternoon I went actually into St. Stevens Basilica. It is as beautiful inside as it is out, worth a visit and a quiet moment before heading up to the top and soaking in the view. The next day I did the opposite sides of the city: climbed the Citadel in Buda ...
... and cucumber salad at Menza, which intends to portray the decor of a Communist school cafeteria from the 1970s. Later tonight, we are meeting the son of one of Rich and Barb's friends who is a newly appointed economics teacher at the Central European University. Our meeting will take place at a "ruin bar" which are described as out of the way places with ramshackle tables (rickety-chic). We will see you tomorrow!
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center