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Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest July 17th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Je vous avais dit hier que j'avais eu du mal à trouver l'hôtel, que j'étais le seul client. Pour un client, la patronne ne voulais pas ouvrir le restaurant, elle m'a donc envoyé, au resto voisin, à 5 minutes à pied. J'étais obligé de faire les photos du chemin, incroyable, à faire en vtt. Par contre le resto bien, avec une vue exceptionnelle. Aujourd'hui, j'ai un souci qui vient me compliquer la tâche. Je n'ai plus de batteries pour mon appareil photo. Une m'avait lâchée le 2ème jour, et l'autre hier au soir. Je m'y attendais, elles avaient 5 ans, si seulement elles avaient tenues juste quelques jours. Avec le téléphone les photos ne sont de moins bonnes qualité, et surtout je n'ai pas le côté pratique d'insérer ma carte usb dans mon ... read more
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Europe » Hungary » Western Transdanubia » Keszthely July 16th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Pour commencer la petite anecdote de la soirée. Vers 20h je sors pour souper, je monte dans l'ascenseur, à l'intérieur une jeune femme, et c'est le choc, car je pense la connaitre, la secrétaire d'un client. En sortant je l'interpelle et lui demande si elle est française, non je suis anglaise. Pratiquement le sosie de …, physique, allure général. Je fais 200m dans la rue, on se retrouve au passage piéton, et lui demande si elle aussi cherche un restaurant, yes, vous en connaissez, yes dans tel quartier pas très loin, on peut manger ensemble, avec plaisir. On a fait près de 3km, pour trouver que des restos sans intérêts, moches, bruyants, sans terrasse, etc. La demoiselle avait ses exigences. On a fini par revenir à 300m de l'hôtel, pour manger des lasagnes, ... read more
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Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest July 15th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Aujourd'hui je me suis planté, dans mon de programme. Hier au soir j'ai mis un temps fou pour souper, je n'avais pas fini ma page d'écriture, (environ 2 à 3 par soir, avec les photos), j'étais décalé dans mon programme, avec 1 seule journée à Bratislava, pas d'hôtel pour ce soir, et surtout par fainéantise je n'ai pas voulu redescendre au garage chercher ma carte de Hongrie, et j'ai préparé ma journée avec celle de Slovaquie, où je n'avais pas l'est de la Hongrie. Mais je vais me récupérer autrement, Donc hier au soir la belle Nina, m'avait indiqué un restaurant où il serve des spécialités slovaque. Elle m'avait même écrit les noms, Bryndzdvé ou Halusky, heureusement, car dans ce resto, il ne parlait que le slovaque, et même sous la torture, c'est ... read more
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Budapest Alexander palace

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest May 10th 2020

11 May - So yesterday was bidding adieu to Moscow and travelling to Budapest. We had visited Budapest in 2015 and I had promised to return one day to relive the beautiful memories! And here we are! Yesterday was travel, reached late at night and checked into an airport hotel. Today shifted to an partment and after settling down a slow paced stroll along the Danube recollecting what we did 5 years ago was relaxing!. There is another charm in revisiting a place because you are not doing the touristy things. Just soaking in the flavour. Today we start at the Castle hil ,to enjoy breath-taking views over Budapest and the Danube . The Palace, National Library and the National Gallery. We then take a ride down the Castle Hill Funicular Railway to Adam Clark Square ... read more

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest February 14th 2020

Cuando nuestro tren se alejó de Francia, estaba emocionado de pasar los siguientes 3 días en Budapest, pero también me sentía un poco incómodo. No estaba muy seguro de qué esperar de la ciudad más grande de Hungría. ¿Sentiríamos alguna influencia soviética, persistente desde cuando Hungría estaba detrás del telón de acero? ¿O Budapest se sentiría similar a los países de Europa occidental a los que estábamos acostumbrados? A medida que conocimos Budapest durante los próximos 3 días, sentimos la influencia de muchos países y períodos diferentes en la historia. Los romanos, los magiares, los turcos, los austriacos y los soviéticos han dejado su huella en Budapest, ayudando a transformarla en la ciudad que es hoy. Dejando a un lado las influencias externas, Budapest puede describirse como una gran cele... read more
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Europe » Hungary September 28th 2019

On our first day of the river cruise we moored up at Solt which is in Hungary. We were driven over the Hungarian plains to a Horse Farm or Puszta Farm where we were given a glass of red wine and a piece of bread with pork fat and paprika on it! Not as bad as it sounds!. We were then treated to a show by the local horsemen who showed us their prowess with horses and whips. They also showed us the long horned grey cattle which are used for tilling the fields. We had a cart ride into the fields for a glass of apricot brandy and a bun and a tour round the stables where we saw close up the long horned sheep which were in the field nearby. A short pleasant trip ... read more
Parliament Building
Chain Bridge
Grey Cattle

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest September 27th 2019

Although we had been to Budapest before we ended up going back to the same places we visited before mainly because we were with different people who hadn't been before. We stayed at the Buda Castle Fashion Hotel ,a nice little friendly place in the old part of Buda. As it was late on our first night we walked out of the hotel and found a lovely little bar with a very friendly lady owner who also gave us meat and cheese to have with our wine. Can't remember the name but it is just down the road from Jamie Oliver's restaurant. The following day we visited St Matthias church which has some beautiful stencilled patterns on the ceilings and walls. The experience was somewhat spoiled by loads of Japanese taking selfies everywhere. After the obligatory ... read more
A little bar down from the hotel in Buda
Monument built by the people to celebrate end of  plague
Fisherman's Bastion

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest September 19th 2019

Slow start, breakfast and then a bus to the Fine Arts Gallery. Then back to , the city station. Which is an amazing old building that I’m sure could tell many a story. Not the one I arrived at. Budapest has 2 very large stations of different eras. But both old to anyone from Australia. I love the way the Europeans called something ‘new’ that is still very old to us. For some things they say, ‘new old’. A lot of homeless/beggars are in this area. Every city I’ve been to has had it homeless people or beggars but some seem more hidden in their city that others. Budapest’s homeless people have been more obvious as I’ve wandered around. More beggars also. I’m not sure what that means or if there are more but that’s how ... read more
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Train Station
Train Station

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest September 18th 2019

A bit chilly this morning at 18 degrees but the sun eventually came out and warmed the day a little more. Today, I decided was going to be a quieter, slow day. Hopped on the bus and headed towards the cruise dock. I can’t come to Budapest and not cruise on the Danube River. In hindsight it would have been better on the 27 degree day but the Danube is the Danube. Arrived an hour too early so wandered off towards the Parish Church of the Blessed Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearby. Partly covered in scaffolding I found the entrance and the doors were so large and heavy in stunning 11 Century timber with a beautiful brass handle I could hardly open them. It required a ticket from the reception desk that was 1000 ... read more
City Parish of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest September 17th 2019

A perfect weather day so jumped in the bus and headed back over to Buda. Walked up to the Citadel with the stunning monument of the Symbol of Budapest. A woman with strength in her physical build and her stance holding up a large olive leave to symbolise future peace. A good walk uphill that delighted in the most magnificent views of 360 Budapest and right along the Danube which is the second longest river in Europe. Heading back down on the bus I stopped at the waterfall at Rudy’s Furdo and ended up walking a fair way up the stairs again. There is always that sense of curiosity that takes you much further than intended. But once again the views didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately it was quite a dirty spot as well being littered with rubbish ... read more
Pest to Buda
Tunnel built in 1973, 100 years anniversary of unification to become Budapest
View down the Danube from the Citadel-




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