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... in an ugly, overbearing kind of way. Some of them are quite enormous - maybe 20 metres high - and they usually represent either a famous communist (such as Lenin), or a symbol of communism, like a muscular worker or a joyous, flag-waving marcher.
We had bought Jack a Russian-style hat for the winter, plus a little badge of Baby Lenin at the flea market, so we thought that this would be a good place to wear it. It must be said that we did attract ...
... We made to the Buda side of the city passed the Four Seasons Hotel which the nicest in town apparently and over the Chain Bridge.
We walked all the way to the top of the hill to get to the Castle. This gives you a wonderful views of the Pest side of the city! I absolutely love viewpoints!
We then headed towards Mathias Church where the tour ended. At the end, she asked anyone who wanted to go for lunch with them was welcome so ...
... with gooyash, the Hungarian goulash. The dinner was incredible, as was the kovaszos uborka, or Hungarian dill pickles. I could have eaten them all night long. As the night rolled on, the sun began to set and slowly the temperature dropped. After the sun went down and we had cleared the table, Sophie and Zeta went to go get some home brewed parlinka from Sophie's house, because I had made the comment that I liked the stuff. Its true, I do love ...
... was off to find dinner to soak up some of the wine.
Up and going the next morning for coffee & chocolate croissant (my new favorite breakfast). This was a day for wandering, getting lost, finding my way, chatting with locals (the best I could), getting lost again, and finding some unexpected delights, shops, historical bridges, buildings and neighborhoods. I consider myself a good navigator but for the life of me I have not been able to find ...
... productive to kill time before cocktail hour.
At a very long shot, we decided to try the Terror House (even though Lonely Planet didn't sell it very well) - a museum pretty much about Budapest's traumatic history (ie WW2 up to 1991). Surprisingly it was open, but the surprises didn't end there! The friendly lady at the ticket counter kindly informed us that because it was a ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking