After spending 3 days in Budapest and eating goulash and paprika chicken way too much, I have decided that it is a great place. The Magyar language is difficult, so much so that I am convinced paying my parking ticket will be harder than getting a phd. Aside from the odd waiter who gets thrills out of withholding bread, the Hungarians are incredibly nice and helpful. The wide boulevards and immaculate architecture exceeded expectations so much that upon arriving in Vienna I was disappointed.
We left Hungary for 5 days in beautiful Slovenia, but before we start sharing, here is a bunch of Hungary. Tomorrow, I will share my night photography of Budapest, which I believe is some of the best stuff I have ever done.
Here we are searching for our bus. I had a car, but driving around Budapest and its occasional super narrow lanes can be daunting.
Infinite Grandeur - almost every building is exceptional
AT a park
The weather was not great, but we didn't get too much rain. Prague is underwater now and the Danube is flooding all over Europe, but we did not get those excessive rains.
A terror museum
The street lamps are great
Check out the walls on this building - it is very detailed
These people look like really happy gypsies or something
One of Pest's wide boulevards. Budapest is separated into Buda and Pest on each side of the Danube. We stayed in Pest. Buda is more green and called the "lungs of the city"
Vespa's big brother?
Saw these on a balcony
A quiet side street
Chicken place, has to be
This weird sphinx was outside the Opera House
Cool looking building
More awesome street lamps
What an awful face
The old hotel astoria
On the Buda side
Hungarian flags, it is said that Hungarians like to use paprika, sour cream, and green peppers in every dish - just like the colors of their flag
Part of Bud Castle
Looking back at Pest
Not even a blink
Love the little details, everything looks like it was fun to design
Out to the city
Bastion - pretty crowded
That big building is Budapest's parliament
Rooftops and haze
Through an arch
Old modern and old old
Inside a church
Europe is all about details
Buda castle from Pest
kristin and grandma stepping out
Next up - Budapest at night