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Budapest

September 3, 2013

I had heard great things about Budapest before heading there, and it definitely did not disappoint. In a lot of ways it reminded me of Russia, which I guess makes some sense since at one time it was under Communist rule. There was so much to do in the city that we could have spent a few more days there. It is a beautiful city, built half on one side of the (Beautiful Blue) Danube and half on the other side. (Am I the only one who can’t hear “Danube” without also hearing “beautiful, blue”? Ahh those days of ACE Music paces and required listening). One side is “Buda” while the city on the other side of the river is “Pest” (pronounced “pesht”).

We spent two days here and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. We walked around, shopped at the covered markets, cruised down the river, did a bus tour, did more shopping and food sampling, and took lots of pictures.

The view of Budapest from the Danube at night is simply amazing. I think it’s the prettiest city I’ve ever seen, at least at night!

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Bright blue laser beams kept crisscrossing the sky

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Loved the bead look of this bridge at night

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I have no idea what it says but this was our landmark since it was by our hotel =)

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Views from the…chain bridge I think it was. Or maybe it was the Liberty Bridge. I have a great memory.

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Guessing the covered market used to be a train station or something…

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Inside the covered market

Inside the covered market

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Hungarian flag in the background

Hungarian flag in the background

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Fancy door at Swarovski

Fancy door at Swarovski

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Random guy who came up and played a little song for me and then kissed me on both cheeks while I was trying to take a picture of the musicians as a whole lol

Workers all lined up on the scaffolding

Workers all lined up on the scaffolding

Each flower seal is different

Each flower seal is different

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Loved the fun orange and yellow of these two

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A piece of the Berlin wall

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2nd oldest electrical subway system in the world (after London)

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Lunch

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Random dude with his golden eagle

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Terror House museum…would have been an interesting one to go in had we had the time

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Public baths

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  1. September 9, 2013 12:06 pm

    I loved Budapest also! Though I never got to go into town at night. Love your night pics! Next time I’ll have to do that! and I did go to the House of Terror – and the Jewish Holocaust Museum. Both very sad, but interesting. I recognize some of the places in your pictures. I need to go back….

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