Budapest

Budapest

Ha!  I knew when I decided to post every day that I was crazy.  I guess these travel posts are a bit more spread out than that, but I’ll keep posting them as quickly as I can write them.  Also – I should note that I started this draft about a week ago.  Last week was insane!  It was the first week of classes (which didn’t mean too much for me, but it did mean I had to prepare for my new interns) and I had 2 website roll outs.  Enough with the excuses, let’s talk about Budapest!

Budapest was perhaps the  most relaxing, and the most isolating, of the places that I visited.  One the one hand, I was there for an entire two weeks, and I was in an apartment again with a kitchen!  Yay!  Also, the people who managed the apartment were super nice.  They bought me a bottle of Bailey’s to drink in the evenings.  Yum.  This did, however, make me more prone to stay inside and cook instead of going out.  I’m a bit ashamed to say that I only went out for dinner once.  Ouch!  I also speak absolutely no Hungarian.  While many of the people did speak English, few of the people I worked with spoke it well though.  They were very nice and accommodating though, so I can’t complain.

Perhaps my favorite part of the trip was the tea date I had with my friend Lauren from The Thinking Closet.  I ended up having some hut mulled wine on the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the Pest side of the city.  Budapest is actually the combination of two cities – Buda and Pest (pronounced pesht) which flank the two sides of the Danube.  I stayed on the Pest side, and the Fisherman’s Bastion was on the Buda side.

Ok, enough with the chatter – onto the pictures!



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3 Responses to Budapest

  1. Again – thanks for sharing. I really love seeing all the sites through your eyes. I especially liked the grate with the love locks. What an interesting idea. I wonder who started/thought such a thing up.

    • I liked that one too. You’ll see another in Graz, Austria (I think..). This particular one was built by one of the old rulers for this purpose. Many others are just places where people leave their locks. I’ve heard different variations on when and how the tradition started, but I really like it too!

  2. Wow, I’m in awe of the beauty captured in your photos and storytelling (love the captions). And our “tea” date looks so lovely! Thank you for including your friends and readers in your overseas adventures in this way. I can’t help but think you’ll be so glad you took the time and effort to write about these tales someday…I myself have had a renewed excitement about journaling like this. Thanks for sharing!
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