Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
11Trip End Nov 06, 2007
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Budapest is huge! Got in on Friday afternoon and did a biking tour to get a better sense of the city. And man, it is huge... Oh I said that already! The architecture is quite amazing - many of the buildings are boarded up and yet to be renovated - most are owned by private investors who are waiting for property value to go up - guess capitalism is alive and well in Hungary! They even turn old communism propaganda into a money making venture - a la Statue Park, which is like a retirement village of old communist statues. And like any good theme park, they charge $$$!
The weather finally turned bad - pretty good considering the amazing weather so far. But still managed to see many of the sights. Not to mention it's the perfect weather for thermal baths! Pretty amazing experience - highly recommended if you're ever in Budapest.