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David and I set out for the elaborate Gothic Parliament Buildings this morning in bright sunshine. Along the way, we saw numerous statues of Hungarian heroes and, in some case, whimsical characters. We weren't able to see inside the Parliament as tickets for the day were sold out, so we walked on, crossed the Danube and ...
... s drink was like $4 more than our wine.
Kind of frustrated we headed to the place we went last night, although it does not have drinks the food was good and inexpensive. The resturants here tend to be either really touristy and expensive, or local places we have no idea what is there, they are certainly not as abundant as in the Dam, where you walk around the block and there is another great place to eat. Of course we don't eat out at dinner so that makes ...
... br> Firstly we went to visit the Parliament buildings, which were beautiful. We then headed to the Great Synagogue which is the largest in the world besides one in New York City. Neither Lee nor I had been in a Synagogue so it was a very cool experience. We opted to go for a tour of the building so that we could learn more about it, and as we entered, I was given a shawl for my shoulders and Lee was given a small white Jewish hat for his head. We then learned all ...
... without leaving you feeling too laden. Plus it had the most impressive bread selection we have ever seen.
With a week in Budapest you will be able to spend more than an hour and a half at St Gellert, one of the famous baths. The locals recommend three, four or five hours to drift between the pools of thermally heated water, ice cold plunge pools, dry saunas, steam rooms and finally merely resting in your private cabin.
I don’t think I ...
... The highlights were a Hungarian-Asian guy getting excited and making shooting noises while he “shot” people with his hand and the angry Hungarians at our table who were cursing at us in Hungarian every time we made the wrong blackjack move or otherwise pounding the table every time blackjack was not dealt to them.
Andrassy Avenue (which, of course, used to be named Nepkoztarsasag utja) is a major street on the Pest side lined with old ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed