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... oh and meet some very positive people in wheelchairs.
Two guys I must mention, one was in a motorised buggy, and had a tattoo, 'Never Give Up', who should of been dead five years ago. He was great fun and had great fun.
Also Gal, who was from Israel. He was on his own, partially sighted, but just got on with having fun too, it gives you a whole new outlook on how to handle stuff.
My friend had an up and down week, sometimes ...
... and I would for sure go back if I was in Budapest again. Tuk Tuk bar for my free drink. Then decided to go to a ruin pub close by. Cool place. Had a palinka shot and a beer. **** that shot was strong. Wow. Then had to watch a couple make out in front of me, how lovely. Side note, I don't think people are used to seeing a brown person, hahaha. If only they all knew I was from Los ...
... wrapped bread with cinnamon and sugar on it, but it smelled and tasted so good.
Then we went to the Great Market Place and walked around and shopped a lot--got all my presents for people covered! Jessie and I tried their Nutella crepes with strawberries and a traditional Langos, which is like a big pancake stuffed with veggies and meat.
Then, we went to a walking tour and saw the Pest side of Budapest, which was beautiful and got us a little oriented as well as giving ...
... the end of WWII, with Hungary on the losing side, brought widespread destruction and ushered in the era of communism. Driving through the city you can see evidence of Hungary's war torn past with many of the buildings still having bullet and artillery holes.
We were fortunate enough to be able to stay with Tom's aunt, Evi, and become somewhat immersed in Hungarian culture. We also got to meet and spend time visiting ...
... conversation. I am really impressed! Vác is a really nice small town north of Budapest. After a nice dinner I am really looking forward to my bed and tomorrow.