Novotel Budapest Congress
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We have our optional excursion to the house of parliament, St Stephen's Church and end up in the famous Gundel restaurant enjoying a chocolate crepe. Free time afterwards and miss the bus back to the hotel so have to catch a taxi, they take too long to serve you at cafes and restaurants and vowed to get take away next time.
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Off to Budapest today and on arrival we have a city tour before going to our hotel for two nights. The weather is windy, the breeze is cool but the sun is warm.
Tonight we enjoy a optional Danube cruise and dinner and it is really very nice seeing the night lights of Budapest.
... day and we so needed the walk to get rid of some of the excesses. Heroes Square which depicts the figures of Hungarian history. There are two museums on either side of the square - one was closed - looked as though there were a group of high powered elite visiting as there were many black cars and security men everywhere. We continued our walk to check Vajdahunyad Castle - built around 1896 ( a late entry in the castle world). ...
... s get out of here... Lauren said 'hello' and her voice echoed through the vast open space and I could feel my heart beating. Not one voice answered and I just had a vision of people appearing from the balconies above us with guns or something! It looked like the scene of a horror movie and we were the victims. We then started walking up the stairs in complete silence. I was too afraid to speak or do anything but follow Lauren who led the way determined to find this hostel... ...
... gem. It's funny how completely wrong an uninformed idea of somewhere can be. It was a reminder of how delightful it can be to travel to new places and to always have an open mind about unknown destinations. The other cities I visited on this trip I felt like I got to see most of the main tourist sights but not quite so with Budapest. I'd love to go back and stay for a couple of weeks. I can not understand a word of Hungarian because it could be an alien ...
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