Beware of brown ice!
Trip Start Dec 22, 2009
76Trip End Jun 22, 2010
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Next, we headed out for some additional site seeing and ended up at the 'House of Terror'. I wasn't expecting to get as much out of this powerful, powerful museum as I did. Unfortunately the story of the citizens of Budapest is one of occupation. After Hungary's defeat in the first World War and much of their original land was annexed out to neighboring Austria, Czechoslovakia and Romania the city was occupied by first the Nazis and second by the Soviet communists. Both parties seriously oppressed the people and the building that housed the museum became the headquarters for both parties while in power. The building was chock full of Propaganda and the basement was the historical location of detention, torture and murder. Check out the clips for some pretty good footage of a kind of place that is truly without words.
Following the museum, we headed back out for some more sightseeing and ended the
night with some decent grub and a Turkish bath (Rudas Bath) that opened at 10pm and stayed open until 4 a.m. The bath was pretty dope as it was snowing out and we were inside this ancient bathing area in 107 degree water . The place seemed devoid of tourists and just housed younger Hungarians getting their Turkish bath on at 2:00 in the morning. Imaging that this place was used by the Romans and the Turks was awesome! We slept like babies that night.
The following morning, I learned my last lesson in Budapest: Don't allow your precious handheld video cam to fly out of the car seat and smash on the street! After cracking my lens and wallowing in sorrow, we headed out to the Parliament. This building was amazing inside, but was amazingly expensive at 15 $ for a 25 minute tour. Anyone interested to coming here should stay clear as it was a pretty big rip off and left me with nothing more than a can of vaseline
in my right hand.