Budapest - Sziget 2005.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
423Trip End Dec 31, 2018
Then it was on to the adventure of going to the music festival. We had to catch an underground train, then a tram, then another train and lastly walk about 1 kilometre to get there and all this without English signs or English speakers to ask. Such a mission but we got there just as Natalie came on the stage and we thoroughly enjoyed her performance. The week long festival is on an island in the River Danube and has many stages and performers of world standard. On each day about 70,000 people attend. After Natalie performed we were pretty much jammed in for he rest of the night unable to move in the ever increasing size of the crowd. The last band on the main stage was a UK band called UNDERWORLD which was extremely popular. Finally we could leave and try to reverse our journey home. We went OK with the first train then found ourselves stranded as it was after midnight and the trams and underground had finished. Nothing for it but to begin the long walk home. Lucky we love walking!
Footnote: Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue are UNESCO World Heritage listed.