Travel Blogs from Budapest
... statue after the revolutionaries in '56 chopped him off. There was a Traban there too, the soviet people's car, more like a motor mower with two doors!
We watched a great documentary that had been put together from spy training movies made in the 70's very informative!!
Back to Budapest a stroll along the Danube (much more attractive here than in Vienna) and we came across a haunting memorial. There were ...
We took two free walking tours - one on the Buda side of the river, and the other on the Pest side. The Buda side is much more hilly, so that's where the fortress is situated. At the fortress, we saw the changing of the guard at the presidential palace. The changing of the guard is a long-standing Hungarian tradition that they have been doing for the past two years to entertain tourist. Oh well.
At the end of the tour, we had a great ...
... of Budapest sits on a series of hills along the river. The Palace is on one, a park with public baths on another and the Imperial Castle on a third. We catch a tram to visit the latter. It has an impressive collection of buildings and churches within the confines of it's fortifications and a great view over the city. More impressive is meeting our Perth mates - at the pub, of course! We have ...
Yet again its been another long walking day. First stop was the House of terror which is a museum dedicated to the victims of Hungary's Fascist and Communist 'double occupation' during and after WWII. The building that the museum is located, is in fact the former HQ for the two dreaded secret police regimes. Throughout the display there were a number of in larger photos and videos explaining some of the harrowing stories that accrued. It was very ...
... stage or understanding the story it seemed to go very very slowly. No wonder it was 5 hours long. Paul and I lasted an hour before we legged it back to the apartment and I got a kebab on the way back. I'm a classy sort of bird!
Owen and Jen came back pretty soon after but I headed to bed at 8.30pm expecting the others to go out to dinner etc. I woke up at midnight and it turns out they ended up in the kebab place too and went to bed early. ...
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