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We decided to take a short break from Budapest (post yet to come) and see some of the Hungarian countryside. We traveled to Esztergom, about 60 klms north of Budapest at a big bend in the Danube when the river takes a right hand turn from east to south. Esztergom is the old capital of Hungary and is still the seat of the Hungarian Archbishop. The town features a massive cathedral modelled on St Peters in Rome and it sits on a clifftop ...
... pics, the movie camera was working so this special visit will be included in the final movie. Wei also went to the stunning Mathias church on Castle Hill. After lunch back on the ship we set sail for Vienna. On the way we passed Esztergom which was the main residence of the rulers of Hungary over a 1000 years ago. The ruined palace ...
... the boat. Yes we suspected it was our handsome Cruise Director, Gunther who had organised the table. We had had a few giggles with him prior and thought he probably wanted to be entertained by Lou so he didn't have to keep the conversation moving along at the table! He wasn't disappointed!!! It was a fun night and we were ribbed by everyone on the boat as to how we got on the Captains table. Style and class we ...
... lady teamed up with us as she wasn't riding today either. We did a little bit of retail therapy at the markets and did our bit to keep the Hungarian economy ticking over. Then back onto the boat for coffee before going to tackle the suitcase. I have to try and condense it down a bit. It's amazing how much space a few extra plastic and paper bags take up! Once the boat docked in Esztergom we got our bikes and rode along the bike path for 6kms ...
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At the very last of today's ride we visited the 3rd largest basilica in Europe, in the town of Esztergom. Perched 100 meters above our docking station, I'm writing this during the ship's afternoon coffee and cake session and sneaking occasional peeks at the fantastical scenery. A thunderstorm lasting 10 minutes has just finished so the picture is even brighter than usual.
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