St. George Residence in the Buda Castle
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... br> The next day we experienced the metro (subway) for the first time. There are three lines, the yellow (built in 1896), the blue and the red, recently completed. Our destination was Heroes square. Built in 1896 as part of the millennial celebrations, this monument features the 14 Magyar leaders beginning with the granddaddy of them all, Arpad, standing 118 ft tall. Museums flank the square and City Park, a vast green space is behind. Our next stop was Vajdahunyad Castle. This ...
... window into the dark Hungarian countryside last night, seeing remote little villages and the odd McDonalds sign flash by. I think the use of the term “sleeper” is supposed to be slightly ironic, as it’s pretty difficult to get any sleep on these trains. After not having our passports checked since St Pancras, we really weren’t expecting a knock on the cabin door at midnight last night for a Romanian Police passport check! Then about ...
We had booked a tour of the Hungarian Parliament building for 9:45 this morning. This spectacular neo-Gothic building from the turn of the 20th century dominates the Pest side of Danube in the middle of the city. The interior is just as grand and opulent with paintings, murals, frescoes and tapestries and we were assured by our guide that all the gold - of which there was a lot - was real. The building design was ...
... passing the first McDonalds in the Soviet bloc. It had been a genuine tourist attraction for people in surrounding countries as well as Hungarians. They did find, however, that the burger they received did not really look like the picture. McDonalds are everywhere in Central Europe now and packed. The River Cruise at night was spectacular. Buildings were lit up and interiors were shown on a screen inside the ...
... the train would come from. When it arrived we, along with a number of others went to where the carriage should have been and were told they were adding more carriages. By the time we walked back to the beginning of the train the engine had disappeared, gone to collect the extra 2 carriages. We then stopped stressing as that meant they had board 20-25 people, luggage included per carriage and would not be able to leave ...