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maandag 11 februari 2008


January was dominated once more by exams. I had my last one the 28th. Luckily Hammy and I had a little holiday planned to the fair city of Budapest (Hungary) from the 1st to the 8th of February. We have had a lovely week (although unfortunately there wasn't any snow), and I can recommend anyone to go there for a quick getaway. In the next few posts I'll be giving a small rundown of the things we have visited.

We have kept more or less to the traditional sights during day, and we tried to find some nice bars (with live music when possible) during the evening. The - touristic - heart of the city is divided roughly into four parts, comprising several districts: Castle Hill (and surroundings) and Gellert Hill & Taban on the Buda side (Districts I-II & XI), around the Parliament and Central Pest on the Pest side (Districts V-VIII, IX, XIII). To visit most of what there is to see, you need about four days in my opinion. In this period it is possible to see the Royal palace, the Fisherman's Bastion, Mátyás Church and Géllert Hill in Buda; the Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square, Vajdahunyad Castle, Andrassy Street, Vaci street, Liberty Square, the House of Terror, the Opera and the National Museum in Pest. If you time your days right you can also visit the excellent thermal baths: Géllert Hotel, Széchenyi, Rudas and Lúkacs.

More details about these locations - with pictures - are to come. Alas, another holiday is over and real life is in need of attention once more.

Next post - Buda
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