Places we visited: Budapest

Length of stay: 5 days

High point: Seeing the Szechenyi baths in full swing on a Sunday afternoon

Low Point: Finding out Budapest is not one of those places that is easy to show up
and find an inexpensive place to stay

Local food/flavor: Budapest has a wide variety of international cuisine available, but
local dishes include goulash and paprika chicken. We also discovered Hungary has
some very nice wines as well.

Language: Hungarian

Currency: Forint

Unique Sights: Realizing that Budapest has a "buda" and a "pest." Buda, which is on
the west side of the Danube River, is hilly, green and quiet. Pest, on the east bank of
the Danube, is flat and filled with businesses, shops, cafés, traffic, and anything else
you can imagine.

Purchases: none

Things we did:
  • Soaked in the thermal pools at the Szechenyi baths
  • Walked along the Danube River to the Parliament building
  • Ate, drank and simply enjoyed the well known Andrassy Street.  Andrassy
    street contains shops, cafes, outdoor restaurants and is the "main" street of
  • Caught a bird's eye view of Budapest from Fisherman's Bastion
  • Explored the grounds of the Budapest Castle
  • Toured the House of Terror, a museum chronicling the horrors of the Nazi
    occupation and communist regimes in Hungary
  • Toured the Dohany St. Synagogue, the largest active synagogue in Europe
  • We spent a lot of time in various Budapest cafés planning the next leg of our trip
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Budapest Baths


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