Budapest: Day 3

June 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

In the last four days we have walked twenty two miles.  Usually thing like that don't wear me down, but the heat combined with the miles is absolutely wearing me down.  Last night I feel asleep at 9:00pm.  I am currently writing this at 2am.  The internet here isn't capable of handling twelve cell phones and my laptop.  So I need to write my blog and upload photos when no one is on the internet.  Two in the morning seems like as good of time as any.

 

First thing in the morning, we needed to find breakfast.  I had spotted Budapest Bagel the first day we arrived so thats where we went.  It was literally life changing.  We ordered duck, cream cheese, tomato and greens, cream cheese and jelly, duck liver pate and salami, cream cheese, greens and tomato.  It was truly a lovely experience.  Why I had never thought to do cream cheese and jelly together, I will never know.

 

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Hungary is probably the most beautiful place I have ever been.  It looks like a page right out of Frozen.  The architecture here is remarkable.  This is Enoch and Haley, two of our team leads.

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After breakfast, we walked down to the boat dock to grab a ferry to "The Island".  I don't know what the official name to the island is but it's right in the middle of the Danube connected with a glorious bridge.  We saw many of the historical sites from the river.

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The 007 vibes are strong with this country... LDP_2131aLDP_2131a LDP_2127aLDP_2127a LDP_2129aLDP_2129a

 

This is our final destination.  This is Buda castle. LDP_2136aLDP_2136a

 

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This is the Parliment building,  On the way back, I grabbed a much better photo of this one. LDP_2149aLDP_2149a LDP_2152aLDP_2152a LDP_2140aLDP_2140a

 

This is the bridge connecting the Buda side, the Pest side and the island. LDP_2154aLDP_2154a LDP_2156aLDP_2156a LDP_2160aLDP_2160a

Our destination was this fountain on the island.  We took a much needed respite from the heat by sitting with our feet in the fountain.

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We explored the island a bit and found a water park that we didn't go in, although it looked amazing and this church ruin.

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Back on the ferry we went past the Parliment building from the river and it was absolutely impressive.

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The ferry dropped us off near the Chain Bridge again and we walked across that to get over to the Buda castle.

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Dinner was at Perfectto which is an authentic Italian place...definitely not Olive Garden.

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We got to Facetime our family back home, which was AMAZING!!!  The little girls light up when they see Skylar.

 

 

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After dinner was more gelato shaped like a rose.  I didn't get images of that but trust me, it was divine.  In the morning we drive six hours into Romania.


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