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... to take a city tour bus. I'm a big fan of these things, however touristy they may seem. And unlike the other cities we have visited, Budapest is quite far spread out so it meant we saved time walking and navigating on the underground. We got to see the Buda castle and parliament building, intersected by the Danube, as well as the city centre of Pest.
Included in our ticket was a ride on a boat down the Danube. An hour long boat ...
... and told us, "No, No." Well, lesson learned! I definitely won't forget that. Fast forward to the ferry ride, we slept and did some homework on the ferry. We landed at different port than the one we took off from, so we had to take a bus back, which we had been informed of already. Finding the bus wasn't too hard but figuring out what spot to get off of was tough. Then we finally get to our stop and can't find the metro. We probably asked five different people and ...
... after Hungary´ s beloved Empress Elizabeth. The original bridge was blown up by German troops in 1945.
Then we passed by the Statue of St. Gellért which can be found at the beginning of the hill. Bishop Gellért died a martyr in the 11th century. According to legend this used to be the spot from where pagans pushed the missionary bishop, sealed in a barrel, down into the Danube.
After climbing a doable uphill we occurred on the top of ...
... fields of Slovenia and into Hungary. JF asked how I liked Bucharest. Of course I liked it, particularly the buildings in the old town. JF laughed and said wait til I get to Budapest, where I wouldn't have to worry about concrete falling on my head if I walked too close to the wall. He said it happens all the time because it's such a hassle to maintain buildings in Romania with all the permits, bribes, preservation laws,etc. I suggested that each ...
... style building, playing loud music, with drink stalls all around, attended by over 600 people. The contrasts of the location and the activity couldn’t be more apparent and this was precisely what made the Sparty the best partying experience I have ever had. Unfortunately (fortunately?) there aren’t too many pictures of this since we put everything away in lockers while we were partying. Following this other-worldly experience, Peter, Tobi and I ...
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