We also made it to Vienna for a couple of nights. It was similar to Budapest but with a much nicer public transportation system and was a lot cleaner. We didn't see a lot of the city because we didn't want to be running all over the place worrying about seeing everything, so we chose a couple of things that we wanted to do and just focused on those
. We went to a music museum which was really cool. It was really well put together and had a ton of information, everything from the science of music to the composers that have roots in Vienna. Then we bought some standing room tickets for a concert at the Musikvereinssaal and saw Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. I'm not sure what they played because the programs were a few euros and I was feeling cheap, but I still really enjoyed it. Besides that we ate lots of yummy food and had good beer! I think I want to learn German now, some of the words they have are a lot of fun to say! For example, some metro stops were named: Kettenbrukengasse, Stephansplatz, and my personal favorite, Karlsplatz.
Lee came to visit me a little over a week ago. I was able to show him around Budapest a bit. I took him to my campus, up to the top of Gellert Hill to the Liberty Statue, then over to the Buda Castle and St. Matthias church. We also made it to baths one afternoon too. While he was here I had an excuse to eat out at some of the nicer places in Budapest and we had some amazing food! We also found an awesome little cafe that is only a block away from my place. It's the Barbar Chocolate Cafe, they have amazing drinks there! Everything from espresso to lemonade and delicious hot chocolates. It's my new favorite place!