Are you HUNGARY for Budapest?
Trip Start May 12, 2007
22Trip End May 27, 2007
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We were later dropped of on VACI UTCA which is a large shopping area for tourists. We couldn't decide where to eat so we opted for Burger King. Yes I know, sometimes you just crave food from back home. Plus, we didn't have to pay for the bathroom and we would be having traditional Hungarian food later. It was really hot and about 90 degrees! There was more scaffolding over many buildings. What a disappointment! On the bus coming back from Szentendre, Suzi, Sharon from Australia and Ling from England bought Hungarian shirts and Suzi convinced them to wear the new purchases to our Hungarian folklore dinner excursion tonight. Back at the hotel, I purchased a white shirt with red trim at the hotel because I didn't want to feel left out. I was very happy with it; so comfortable!
Ready for the dinner, when we got on the bus, we were met with cheers and woos from the crowd and were told how nice we looked! Suzi and I sat with Mick, Kerry, Paul and Sharon from Adelaide, Australia and we had a blast! We were greeted with a strong welcome drink in a green little man. GOULASH was the aperitif and of course was tasty. A man came around with 2 long glass tubes that held red and white wine and he never missed the glass, no matter how far away it was! :) Next came the huge traditional plate of turkey, beef, pork, pasta and cole slaw that the 6 of us shared. While we ate, we were entertained by Hungarian dancers with colorful costumes. As promised, Tunde, our guide danced for us on the stage in which she got a big applause from the entire audience.
The 4 of us got our pictures taken together in our shirts and then Tunde joined us. Our evening ended at 11pm which was one of our later nights! haha To top the night off, Franco our bus driver played DISCO music on the way back! Thanks, Franco! :) This ended up being one of my favorite dinners and excursion!
Money paid for the Bathroom today- 0