City Hotel Pilvax
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Finally a dry day, no sun, but no rain either.
Its only a short walk from our hotel to Vörösmarty Square, starting point for Budapest's pedestrian Váci utca. Once the most fashionable shopping street behind the Iron Curtain, it has now become a mere tourist attraction as Hungarians now visit suburban shopping malls. Some of the facades …
Our back to St. Istvan's, with still no sign of the Arevalos, we cross the Danube on the iconic Chain Bridge. At its construction, it was the longest and most beautiful suspension bridge in Europe.
Little remains of the original city of Buda built on Castle Hill. After taking the historic funicular we continue along the touristy streets …
The Metro taking us to Batthyany Ter Station for the suburban train to Szentendre stops at Vörösmarty Square. Loudspeakers blare and everyone starts leaving the train.
"What's going on" we ask, looking for anyone that speaks enough English to explain.
“The train has stopped.”
We know that!
Miryam, Cecilia and I want to visit the famous Széchenyi thermal bath. Bryan had spent almost the whole day there in his summer visit last year. We are in November, and it's raining, so this isn’t in our plans.
We arrive by Line 1 which, built in 1894, is the second oldest underground railway in the world. Unlike its profound …
... city on the other. Our apartment is on the Pest side, next to the famous St Stephen’s Basilica. We take to the streets, and it does not take long to sample the local menu – goulash ! - and we also acquaint ourselves with the small local bar / cafes in the Jewish quarter.
Our exploration of Budapest is now put on hold for a week, as one reason we are here is to join our friends Peter and Steve from Margate, and some of their regular crew, to attend ...
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