FUN-travel: Budapest, Hungary – Full Day 1

October 3, 2013 by  

Day 14 – Sunday, September 29 – Budapest, Hungary – overcast, cloudy & breezy – 50’s

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Local Market

What I LIKE

  • 8:15 – wake up to hot capp in bed
  • 10:15 – down to breakfast before close
  • 10:45 – walk to Hop on Hop off bus stop – good value here – includes 2 days, 2 lines & Danube river cruise – every 30 mins

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    Local Market Food

  • this is much bigger city & spread out
  • 11:15 – take yellow line for full ride – sights include: synagogue, national museum, market hall, parliament
  • 12:45 – end up in main square
  • *1:00 – starbuck break
  • 1:15 – stroll thru local vendor market
  • 1:40 – hop on red line – sights include: fashion street, opera house, heroes’ square
  • 2:30 – get off @  Castle Hill on Buda side
  • 3:15 – hungarian soup break – really yummy & only $2 US
  • **3:25 – back to bus stop
  • ***4:00 – bus finally comes
  • 4:30 – transfer to another bus to finish city loop w/citadel
  • NA – Never Again! – take any hop on hop off bus
  • 5:55 – FIKTíV Pub – right around corner of hotel – half liter Heineken & glass of red Hungarian wine (not bad, not sweet) – bowl goulash soup & grilled pork w/vegetables (typical Hungarian meal) TA (trip advisor sign in window) – VG! = $28 US
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National Museum

What I DON’T LIKE

  • *no free toilets – need code from receipt to get in (that happened in Prague too)
  • **bus late yet again! they claim protesters blocked road
  • ***back up bus only takes us to bottom of hill and parks for 20 mins!
  • can’t make a deal w/women @ local vendor market for souvenirs for grandkids (usually get a deal for buying more than 1 thing) way overpriced all over Budapest
  • ABC – another bloody castle (jaded after Neuswanstein)
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Heroes’ Square

FUN-fact – Heroes’ Square and the adjoining city park were created at the end of the 19th century to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of Hungary in 895. It stands in honor and memory of the great leaders in Hungary’s history.
More FF – We never drink beer at home put for reason it tastes great and is refreshing when we travel.

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