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A few great days in Budapest. It started out baking hot and humid and then fortunately cooled down. Spectacular views of the Danube and some beautiful thermal baths to relax in.
... recommend. We landed in Frankfurt about four hours behind schedule, but with enough time for me to make that last flight to Budapest...until of course they handed me my new boarding pass and it said "Standby". I had to visit a few different counters to try to find an actual seat and just when things weren't looking good, they found one. Phew!
I decided almost instantly that I liked the Budapest airport, primarily because I was able to walk off the plane, ...
Beginning with a delicious breakfast to fuel the day, we headed out for the places we didn't see the day before. First stop, the Great Market Hall. It reminded me of the Queen Vic market in Melbourne, Australia. Lots of booths with everything imaginable! We were looking for paprika and other little souvenirs. Got a bunch of stuff and crepes and the local item, langos. It is like Indian fry bread with toppings, sweet or veggies like pizza. I got one with Nutella and vanilla sauce ...
... seen in Spain. We walked up to the Buda Castle which was built in 1265 for the Hungarian monarchs. The castle reminded me a lot of the palace that we saw in Madrid. Furthermore, the Parliament buildings were similar to others I have seen all across Europe. Budapest is truly a beautiful city with baroque, neoclassical, art nouveau architecture that amazes every visitor.
Although some part of Budapest reminded me ...
... campy. Think Precious moments, Donny and Marie Osmond, ABBA". The top level of the market was packed with shops that sold touristy stuff at an inflated price. It all had that same "mass produced in China" look to it....that you get when you see the exact same items in almost every city you go to, with a different city name printed on it. Jessica didn't share our lack of enthusiasm though, and went on a shopping spree.
The bottom level of the ...
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