Budapest

Well, I must admit, I knew very little about Budapest before going there two weekends ago.  Did you know that Budapest is really two cities: Buda and Pest?  (ps- Pest is pronounced “pescht”).

Natalie, her parents, Bei, and I left Vienna for a long weekend in Budapest.  The most important part about visiting a new place is trying their food.   I would like to note that the food in Budapest was AMAZING…and pretty cheap too.  Their goulash hit the spot after sightseeing in dreary weather.  My favorite meal, however, was the night we ate at the Spanish Tapas restaurant.  It was delicious.

The first night, Nat, Bei & I went for a walk from our apartment to Hero’s square, then took a subway back.  We saw the opera building, the terror museum, and stopped in a coffee shop for dessert on our walk.  Due to a misunderstanding, we didn’t actually get to go into the terror museum.  I would actually like to go see that.  Perhaps another trip is in my future…

The next two days were packed with sightseeing and eating.  Among the most memorable was the holocaust memorial along the Danube.  There, bronzed shoes were scattered to commemorate those who lost their lives at that location, where Nazi soldiers shot people and let their bodies fall into the Danube.  Still today, there is no railing which makes the shoes a very realistic memorial.

We also spent Saturday night at the Baths.  We were in nice warm water, under the stars.  It was quite relaxing.  It could only be better if there were reclining chairs in the water 🙂

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2 Responses to “Budapest”

  1. Terese Fasy Says:

    Hey – I didn’t know that Budapest is two cities – I LOVE learning about geography!

    And – what the heck is a “terror museum”? Hmmm…sounds like there could be a misunderstanding….

    And – I voted on your poll.

    Love Ya, Brit!
    Mom

  2. bfasy Says:

    The house of terror (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Terror) is the site were some pretty awful things happened under the Nazis and then the Soviets. The museum tells about the horrors that happened there.

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