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Still cruising on the Danube through Slovakia. Mainly vegetation on either side. We went through the first lock at 1am (which I saw out of the corner of my eye) and Bratislava at 5am. The latter site mainly evidenced by several bridges. Jim took particular interest as he has been there and I caught up with more sleep. Dinner was lovely last night. Nice ...
... after the Mongolian invasion. The 15th century saw the golden age of Castle Hill, following the marriage of King Matthias Corvinus and Beatrix of Naples in 1476. Many Italian artists and craftsmen accompanied the new queen, and Buda became an important European city. After the Turkish occupation (1541-1686) Buda lay in ruins. A Baroque city was built, and Castle Hill soon became the district of government. During WW II, Buda was bombed to the ground ...
Today is David's birthday and he certainly had a long and memorable one. We left Vienna early in the morning and headed to the airport. We were not flying Lufthansa (which was on strike) but their subsidiary, Austrian Airlines. We checked in and Jim and I sailed through, unfortunately Barb and Dave got pushed to stand-by. This amazes me that it can happen when you book and pay for your ticket 6 months in advance - and this ...
... a glow in the sky ahead. Then we came around a bend in the river, and like a curtain going up on a stage-set we were suddenly surrounded by lights, with the whole of Budapest laid out before us. It's a truly breathtaking sight, with the magnificent Parliament House and all the bridges and castles and churches along the riverbank sparkling and reflecting in the waters of the Danube. Truly one of the most beautiful things we have ever seen. The next morning ...
... you cough! But I made it and the views was definitely worth it. Being a lovely clear day the views over the city were unobstructed and different architectural buildings stood out.
Oh before the 220 steps I needed to get a bit of energy up so I went to the Gelato Rosa, where they make your gelato into a rose in the cone. I had a very yummy one with strawberry and elder flower centre, kiwi and banana middle layer and raspberry outer layer. It was very refreshing to ...