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Budapest VI. kerület

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  • Day49

    Murals, street food and horses

    October 18, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    I have to start this blog post by stating that we LOVE Budapest. Neve has stated numerous times that this may become her favorite city she visits this year. With a fusion between Paris and Portland, Oregon, there is so much to see and do. David and I have repeatedly commented that around every corner we explore, we discover something new. Budapest was not a city we had discussed before heading off on our year off, but we are so grateful that we get to spend a month here to better learn of the rich history, absorb the city’s beauty and and eat some great food (David made a super yummy Goulash for dinner two nights ago and there is a local food truck court called Karavan about a 1 minute walk from our apartment). It’s not a good idea to walk down our street when hungry because there are so many good smells coming from the numerous restaurants.

    To continue familiarizing ourselves with the city, we went on a walking tour of 15 “must see” murals yesterday morning. One of the murals was of the rubix cube, a Hungarian invention, while others were just really beautiful paintings. After about a two hour walk, and empty stomachs we went to Karavan and tried some Langos, a type of Hungarian fried bread. We tried a pepper and sheep cheese one, one with cheese and David and Sophie’s favorite, a lango pork burger.

    Today we walked back to Hero’s Square and experienced the “National Gallop,” a national horse racing event with many Hungarian towns hoping to bring honor to their town. Hungarians have a strong equestrian culture and the first race dates back to June 6, 1827. In order to transform Hero’s Square into a horse race track, a type of “sand castle” was built around the main monument by placing multiple layers of special sand granules to prevent the horses from slipping and becoming injured. We were able to get into the middle of the square and get a really close look of the horses and the races. As Sophie mentioned in an earlier blog, we wanted to try Chimney Cakes. Part of the National Gallop included many food trucks and we were able to find a sizeable cinnamon flavored chimney cake, the official dessert of Hungary. They are a type of hungarian sweet bread that is crispy on the outside and has a light fluffy dough on the inside. They are shaped like a cylinder with a hollow centre, resembling a hot chimney when they come freshly out of the oven. So good.

    Clarinda
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  • Day186

    Budapest

    December 22, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    We have arrived in Budapest, our new home for the next month.
    Night views from our large apartment in District 6 Budapest

  • Day15

    Pannen & Creeps

    July 15, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Frisch gebadet aus der Donau machten wir uns auf den Weg nach Budapest..Als wir vom schlammigen Gelände rollten, gab es die erste signifikante Fahrradpanne..babsi hat nen Platten..nach 1450km theoretisch ok - dennoch nervig..Zwei flicken und einen Schlauch später rollten wir los auf der Suche nach Frühstück..ich erlegte ein Pick Paprika Salami Brötchen bei der nächsten Fähre..schmeckt nach Ungarn..🙃..bis nach Budapest waren es heute nur noch 50km und keiner von uns hatte besonders Lust auf viele Menschen..irgendwie wurden wir Kilometer um Kilometer langsamer..und die Pausen wurden auch immer länger..
    In Budapest angekommen bezogen wir ein äußerst dubioses Hostel..Zwar wurden uns die Räder mit nach oben in den dritten Stock getragen, aber irgendwie starren die Jungs ein so komisch an..grade betrinken sich die Betreiber in der Küche.."on the Spot" Hostel..wenn ihr morgen nichts von uns hört..😂..
    Budapest ist ansonsten eine wundervolle Stadt..vor allem der kleine abendliche Spaziergang an der Donau hat sich gelohnt..Reicht aber irgendwie auch wieder..Wir ziehen die Isomatte in idyllischer Einöde den schlechten Hostelmatrazen und Schnarchnasen eindeutig vor..
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  • Day206

    Budapest Ruin Bar

    January 11 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Today we visited one of the coolest ruin bars in Budapest - Szimpla Kert
    We went early in the day to have a better look around, in the evenings it's so crowded you can't move.

  • Day26

    Autumn begins

    September 24, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Slovakia has been a thoroughly wet experience but at least the wind was on our side and pushed us to more than 100km one day. We were a bit surprised how fast we got to Hungary, but the country greeted us with sunshine on a beautiful section of the Danube. After two great days in Budapest we hit the road again and go South now - pictures of the 'Pearl of the Danube' will follow.Read more

  • Day47

    First day in Budapest

    October 16, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    After 10 hours of buses, we arrived in Budapest yesterday evening. We slept in a bit this morning and had breakfast. We walked a few km to Hero's Square. It's a monument for the 1000th anniversary of Hungary. It has statues of horses, the archangel Gabriel and Athena.

    From there, we could see a castle. Near the castle, there was someone selling giant pretzels and we bought some to go.

    We walked to St. Stephens basilica which is from 1905. There’s lots of stained glass and sculptures inside. It was really pretty and you could tell that the catholic church had a lot of money.

    Then, we walked to a grocery store to buy lunch. We also found some stroopwafels, a dutch dessert. Stroopwafels are a small crunchy waffle with a caramely filling in the middle. They were first invented in the town of Gouda. We ate lunch in front of the parliament buildings. They were copied off the british parliament buildings. They’re really big and beautiful and have statues and flowers in front.

    Then, we walked along the Danube river. There were lots of statues along it of famous artists and important people. We also saw some World War II monuments, my mom is going to write a blog post about those later.

    For the whole day, I had been wishing for rain, and when we were heading home it started raining. Even though it isn’t as hot as Croatia, it was still kind of hot for part of the day. We walked in the rain for a bit and then found a coffee shop. It was a smoke free, book coffee shop. We read there for a bit and had some drinks, then we went home.

    For dinner, we tried some pickled beets and pickled cabbage. Both of them were okayish, but my parents liked them. Tomorrow we’re going to try Hungarian goulash and we’re also going to try chimney cakes.

    Sophie
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  • Day3

    LAGEBESPRECHUNG

    August 24, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    ... nachdem Unicorn 1.0 leider über den regenbogenhaften Jordan galoppiert ist, haben wir erfolgreich auf Unicorn 2.0 Budapest erritten. Morgen reiten wir weiter Richtung Rumänien und sind gespannt welche glitzernden Abenteuer uns erwarten😎 sanfte Grüße in die Welt 🍕 Georg, Rainer und Raphael ♥️

  • Day19

    Budapest

    July 12, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We walked the Chain Bridge, went up the funicular to the palace then walked down to find a hop on hop off bus.
    When we got to Hero's Square we got off there and had a lovely lunch -Hungarian Goulash soup, and then more explore of the area.
    Steve knew of a deer exhibition in one of the museums there. Amazing.Read more

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