Budapest, Hungary

Trip Start Aug 04, 2006
Trip End Aug 27, 2006

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Marco Polo Hostel?

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Just a quicky this eve. Arrived in Budapest this morning. The sleeper car experience was actually rather good much better than an overnight coach and it was made even better by the fact I had the whole compartment to myself! i also had a nice chat with an English woman whilst waiting in Krakow station after rescuing her from some drunken beggar. I still hadnt heard back from the hostel I had tried to reserve so I was very pleasantly suprised when a representative from the tourism agency turns up on the train asking if i need any help and when i tell her i need a hostel she rings up and gets me a bed in one of the ones on my list and even better there is a minibus to take me there! i was a bit wary at first cos i thought it had to be some sort of scam but it was all legit. i feel quite spoilt really, thinking back to the palaver I had at the start of my trip arriving in warsaw! so the hostel is fine, better than the one in krakow. after i bit of a rest i head out for a wander. budapest is fantastic. its got the prettiness and the happening city vibe whereas all the places I have visted so far had one or the other (or even neither!) it's absolutely boiling though and i'm still not 100% well so I didnt really go for it today just had a wander. i'll get geared up for a big touristy sights gig tomorrow. i'm really looking forward to it Budapest is definitely the highlight of the trip so far!!
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