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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.
... of little kids singing and going along with the priest as he sang. I'm not sure if it was part of a mass or if it was just practice for something. We then followed the crowd back into one of the little Sacristies, where the Holy Right Hand was on display. It was hard to see the actual hand itself, but the box that it was in was clearly visible. We then made our way to the Opera House. Our plan was to buy tickets for the Opera that was going to take place that night and ...
Eastern Europe usually doesn't attract tourists with its slum-like reputation. The media portray this part of Europe as the poor section; the place Europeans escape to find refuge elsewhere in where they believe more opportunity awaits; however, Hungary was a very pleasant surprise and defied this label they've been given through incorrect media exposure.
When arriving in Budapest, sadly I had a small amount of doubt that it would leave a lasting ...
As the Ottomans began to lose territory with the rise of European nationalism an interesting land corridor continued linking Bosnia to what is now Kosovo and the bulk of Ottoman territories in the south.
This land corridor was known as the 'Sandzak' and today is split down the middle between Serbia to the north east and Montenegro to the south west. An interesting town along ...
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