Posts Tagged ‘Hungary’

Baths

Today Chris and I spent the day like a married couple going on separate vacations. He went cave diving while I went to the hot baths. First I went on another free walking tour, where I met Olivia who had been studying in France. After getting a bite to eat, we decided to head to the baths. After some confusion with where to change and where to locate the baths, we got to submerge ourselves in the water. To our dismay, the water was very lukewarm and not very interesting.

Just as we were about to leave and head towards the saunas, we discover a different area with warmer baths. While this was exciting at first, they were not much better than the previous baths. However, once again as we were about to leave, we found the infamous outside baths. These were exceptional. You got to experience warm waters which were combating the frigid outside temperatures, creating a mist that was very fun to lurk through.

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Posted by on January 15th, 2011 1 Comment

A Good Day in Hungary

We got up early and got breakfast at a little café. I had a chocolate milkshake mmmm. After, we set off to the meeting spot where our walking tour would leave from. Nobody else showed up except for some Spaniards from Barcelona, who we told using our fine-tuned Spanish skills that the tour was only in English. It was a great little private tour. We saw the St. Stephen Basilica, the Parliament building, and heard some interesting stories along the way. In the Basilica they actually have the mummified hand of St. Stephen. Scientists have no idea why his hand has not deteriorated, so the Hungarians believe it to be a miracle.

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Chris and I said our goodbyes to the others and set off by train to Budapest. I never imagined myself going to Hungary. It is especially neat because my great grandfather was Hungarian and resided in the county of Szabaocs-szatnac-bereg. Try saying that one 5 times fast.

After taking a few metro rides from the station, we needed to go up via escalator or stairs. The escalator line was long, so we thought the stairs would be fine. Little did we know that this would be the longest staircase of our lives. To top it off, we were each lugging our enormous backpacks. It is safe to say I worked off all the schnitzel from Vienna.

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