Hotel Villa Korda
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After the war Budapest was rebuilt, the architect's liked European cities, so there is a street that looks like Paris, Rome and Venice. The Parliament House resembles the British Houses of Parliament. It's a very interesting place and because of this many movies ate made here.
Budapest is pronounced Budapest, not named after pests! It is divided by the Danube. Buda on one side, the fst side just ...
... and our first impression you will have to wait until the next blog!
Pharmacy Museum -The Arany Sas or Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum up by the Fisherman's Bastion.
Note to ask accountant - will this make the Mortimer Travels tax deductible?
The Track - A 5k CUSHIONED track which goes around Margaret Island which is in the Danube between Pest and Buda.
Safety comes first: Onboard and ready to sail. These will be the only time we have to wear them.
... lit up that were all attached to different things.. One of them switched the hairdryer on! Hilarious! Before heading home we thought it would be appropriate to do some night photography while it was dry. Think we've literally walked the length of the city today.. So now it's bed time again! Zzzzzzzzzzz......... Petes highlight: SEGWAY!! Shonas highlight: SEGWAY! Nikkis highlight: SEGWAY!!... Closely followed by being asked if we wanted to buy a carrot at the ...
... Hungarian accent. The only unfortunate part about the parliament building is the construction taking place outside. They are completely landscaping the grounds surrounding the Parliament. But from the pictures of the completed works, it will be impressive when finished.
I wander down towards the Central Food Market, but find more little pedestrian only streets that are so pleasant to walk along. I finish the day at the Bookstore cafe and enjoy the ambience and the coffee
... mummified right hand is kept in "The Relic" in a small chapel in the Basilica.
Many buildings here were built to commemorate the millenium (in 1896) of Hungary's founding. The Parliament has a 96m high dome for that reason as does the Basilica. Heroes Square consists of 2 quarter-circle monuments depicting the 7 ancient tribes of Hungary.
As part of our cruise, we did a city tour. An early stop was at ...