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July 15th 2005
Published: July 15th 2005
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Budapest is really growing on me. At first I was pretty intimidated but now I am able to really appreciate it, Budapest is a beautiful city with a great atmosphere that's been through a lot. And by a lot I mean world war bombings and 50 years of communism. Today we're going to drive down to Serbia so over and out comrades.


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The Danube and ParlimentThe Danube and Parliment
The Danube and Parliment

Looking at Pest from Buda
Budapest's immaculate metro stationsBudapest's immaculate metro stations
Budapest's immaculate metro stations

they're over a 100 years old and Jelena said they all look like little museums and she's right, they are spotless and the trains are old but in a good way.
Jelena on the boat cruiseJelena on the boat cruise
Jelena on the boat cruise

with the gorgeous Parliment
Commie busesCommie buses
Commie buses

sooo cool.
The Crown Jewels in the ParlimentThe Crown Jewels in the Parliment
The Crown Jewels in the Parliment

Some are over a thousand years old


14th December 2005

Heroes' Square
Hello! You missed the caption of the 4th picture, as it appears to be taken at Firherman's bastion, in front of the statue of Saint Stephen, the first Hungarian king. The 'real' Heroes's square looks like this: http://www.omniplan.hu/2003-BudapestXmas/7365-HeroesSquare.jpg . And yes, my Polish friend also told me that Hungarian is the craziest sounding language he had ever heard of... (but finally he could manage to learn a few phrases to impress the girls :-) Peter (Budapest)

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