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... two museums and near by is the race start and finish for the Budapest Marathon.
Today was race number and registration day. Registration did not open until 3 so we coerced Richard into experiencing an aspect that Budapest is famous for, it's healing thermal baths.
Yes he did want to go...I swear...I think...maybe.
Anyway, we chose the most famous of all, the Szecsenyi Baths http://www.szechenyibath.hu. Operating ...
After lunch we walked over the chain bridge to the Buda side and saw our first funicular! We took the funicular up to Castle Hill which had amazing views of Pest. We strolled around the grounds of the Royal Palace and then our way back down the funicular and walked along side the Danube River then back to our Suite.
In the evening we went out to dinner at a restaurant nearby but called it a night after that as we were exhausted. My back was still giving ...
... a statue of Columbo (Peter Falk) with a dog staring at him. I see Columbo on TV all the time here but I didn't realize they like him that much... We popped into a coffee shop called Madal Cafe, a sort of hip young urban place with a slight Buddhist vibe. The coffee was good and we decided to keep wandering through the north of Pest, past the Grand Boulevard. It's mostly residential there and gave us a good idea of what the outer suburbs feel like. ...
... of water flooded the whole of the front of the bus. Very wet shoes but very funny. We went back to the apartment and rested for a bit then the sun came out. So we decided to go for a walk to the River but ended up getting on a tram and going to the pub. Had a few beers on the Danube and watched as all the lights lit up the castle and hill ...
... can see patches of blue sky. So i make my way by the tram to the Castle District. What a magnificent place. The view from the Fishermans bastian is quite impressive. It fact the whole area here is impressive.
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The last few days have been trying to fit in as a local. So i have stayed away from the tourist sites and walked the back streets. In a way it is far more interesting as the shops are not catering for ...