Monday, July 25, 2016

Lingering Look At Budapest

Now that we've been home a few days and had time to look at our pictures it reenforces just what a beautiful city Budapest was.  Wish it had been a bit cooler because it's such a walkable city with lots of pedestrian areas free of cars.  For a city of a million people it had almost a small town feel.
There were many huge squares lined with cafes, interesting looking shops, statues, ornate lamps, all in all a delight.

A World War I Memorial on the Buda side of the river, looked so very Soviet to us.

After hopping off the Hop-on Hop-off bus which had no air conditioning and the windows wouldn't open we went in search of a beer and something salty.  Mac ate the egg, I ate the chips.
We then found a corner cafe, drank some beers and did lots of people watching.  We were in search of antique stores, but they were all closed.

One of many squares

Love the Lamp Posts


A shopping street, no traffic



A few thoughts about money in Hungary.  We debated buying some Forints, the local currency, but ended up buying Euros.  They worked just fine and we got a great exchange rate when we changed the in England for pounds.

9 comments:

  1. Budapest is definitely a city (or cities) I'd like to visit sometime. Looks so interesting. I know exactly what you mean about the 'Soviet' feel to that memorial.

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  2. Some place interesting to visit and very beautiful. I would still like to visit Poland some time and see if I could find some locals that my family live in. Plus so many records have been destroyed in the wars.
    How did the locals treat you ?

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  3. Budapest is as you have discovered a lovely city - you did well with your Euros that was a smart move!

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  4. Looks a wonderful place to visit, the buldings look so elegant and interesting and I love all the different statues:)

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  5. Looks such an interesting city to visit... and I like those lamp posts too!

    Glad your money exchange worked well.

    All the best Jan

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  6. I'd like to visit Budapest as well, I've been to Czech Republic and Romania but there are several other Eastern European countries I'd like to see as well.

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  7. My son visited Budapest last year and is a huge fan ever since. I definitely will have to go. Nice that you liked it so much, as well.

    Marianne from
    Let's Read

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