Leonardo Hotel Budapest
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I saw a janitor doing some kind of tai chi in this abandoned gallery through the locked gates. One of the vendors on the outside of the building said we could enter through a side door from the other end. There were no signs, no tour guides, no gift shop, no indication at all that this place of astonishing beauty was here.
... with the nazi's in Hungary. We had lunch at a Hungarian restaurant, we all had a 2 course meal and a drink for 950huf - entree was goulash soup and main was goulash with Hungarian pasta and stuffed chicken with veggies. It was a huge struggle to finish our food but we all had super full bellies and a good coma. We went to the spring market which is full of so many goodies when everything is open. We had a look around, got some souvenirs and made our way to the ...
The sun is slowly setting on our river cruise. Mind you, the sun does not set until well after 9pm and it rises earlier than Clare, so we have short nights and lots of daylight.
We have given up the search for a great white wine and have enjoyed the pleasure of many European beers. There is very sensible beer pricing in this part of the world: it's cheap. While visiting the oldest beer brewing monastery ...
... photos of the city with a bird's eye view. Nearby was the beautiful basilica, where atmosphere inside was unusually peaceful. We learned how this church had been more than 100 years in construction, hampered by a monumental structural flaw which caused the dome to collapse when it was more than half-way completed!
Relief from the warm temperature of the day was found with a refreshing lemonade the locals serve with ...
... incredible. In fact, I think I might've taken about 6 desserts because I had to try every single kind.. oops. At the end of an hour and a half, our stomachs could not possibly fit anymore and we had seen the most beautiful views from the river.. Parliament and the chain bridge, and of course the 2 cities of Budapest-Buda and Pest. Since Budapest wasn't bombed during WWII, the buildings are so old and so incredible looking. You can tell there is so much history to be had ...
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