Budapest...a soak in an ancient bath
Trip Start Jul 08, 2013
25Trip End Aug 10, 2013
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The baths were housed in a beautiful Neo-Baroque style building all painted yellow and in the middle of the large city park. With three outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools we couldn't wait to slip on our suits and jump in. Even though the pools are filled by a temperal wellspring, some of the pools were cooled so it was absolutely fantastic to slip into the waters for a good long soak. We stayed for three hours, runnin into more people from Contiki and trying a handful of different pools. I really wanted to suntan, but the sun had made the concrete too hot to lay on, so I had to contend with sitting on the steps of the pool. Life is tough!
After we had gotten too pruney and our tummies were rumbling, we headed back into the old town and wandered the streets a bit, looking for something healthy for dinner. Music drew us into a random little square off one of the main roads and we happened upon a Wine Festival in progress. I ended up getting a giant Hungarian Langos for dinner, covered in garlic butter, cheese and sour cream. It was completely calorie-free! Hehe a few glasses of excellent Hungarian White Wine, some great tunes courtesy of a guy playing a wicked harmonica, and some handmade melty chocolates for dessert and my night was perfect! Renata and I wandered the streets a little more in search of souveniers and we both fell in love with city as we walked along the river in the evening. This is a city I will revisit for sure...I think this has been on of the most relaxing, fantastic days on the trip so far!