Hunguest Platanus Hotel
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We flew on Ryanair from Rome to Budapest which we were kind of nervous about because of bad reports of it having hidden cost and a lot of rules but we made it through just fine. It was the easiest and fastest segment of our trip with just one hour in the air and airport pick up from our hostel. We reach our hostel around midnight. We really enjoyed the hostel with our own room, kitchen and dining room. ...
Erzsebet had prepared a light lunch of very tasty delicacies - again cheese and antipasto with bread and a wine but not too much as there would again be another very filling 3 course meal for dinner. John and I explored the town of Tihany in the afternoon - it has become a Mecca for tourists - with lots of local produce including the lavender. Tihany has had a church on the site where the present Catholic ...
... abound here.
Some interesting facts (I think): Budapest sits on a thin layer of earth above thermal springs and there are some famous baths here; the first underground in continental Europe was built here (the London underground was first but of course that is not in continental Europe) and it’s still running just a few metres below the surface. We can hear the trains under our apartment – not loud but a gentle humming rumble ...
... took the metro red line back to do shopping
- picked up a few pair of clothes - hand woven flowery dresses for children -
which is a Hungarian design and also one leather bag. Walked around the Vaci
Uta - just window shopped and then walked back along the river bank to
Szabadsag Ter. This is the Freedom Square - commemorates the liberation of
Hungary by the Soviet Union at the end of WW2. Its directly opposite the US
embassy and we also realised just ...
... After this we found some Hungarian wine sold in the supermarkets and headed for the foreshore. We walked up the river to Parliament house and back through the shopping area stopping along the way collecting souvenirs and presents.We also stopped off at a pharmacy where Tommy helped to get me some more cold and flu tablets. By this stage in the day it was growing cold and dark so we headed home grabbed our laptop and iPad and headed across the road to a cafe for free ...