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  • Day4

    St Stephens and Dinner

    December 16, 2017 in Hungary

    It is very impressive church. After we left church we all had a second mulled wine and decided, as it was 3:00 pm it was time to head back to the hotel. I had a sleep for a couple of hours and then we went out to find some Hungarian Goulash for tea, it was beautiful. I also had a Soporoni IPA and another mulled wine. That was our first day in Budapest.Read more

  • Day20


    August 6, 2017 in Hungary

    Our last day in Hungry. We all went to Gizi s place for a cup of coffee. She got us a lovely ice cream cake. Yummy.Very sad to go. Gizi and Anna Marie had a cry. Glad to see us but sad to see us go. Great to catch up with them. She hasn't changed much.
    We boarded our boat this afternoon. Our boats name is Ama Reina. Lovely boat. Eat and drink as much as you like for free. Will be the size of a house by the time I get home. Beautiful warm night. After dinner we sat on deck and enjoyed the views. What a way to go.Read more

  • Day21


    August 7, 2017 in Hungary

    Monday 7th August 2017
    Last night we had a few drinks and were the last ones to go . Today we arrived in Vienna at about lunchtime. We passed through some locks and it bought back memories of our family boat trip in France (He! He!) The lock was different. It dropped down instead of opening like a gate. Went sight seeing in the main centre which is called the 1st District.Read more

  • Day4

    The Christmas Markets at Budapest

    December 16, 2017 in Hungary

    We made this choice because we wanted to see the inside of the cathedral and also because that is where the largest Christmas markets are in Budapest. The first thing we found at the Christmas markets was the mulled wine, it was 900 Forint per glass which sounds expensive but the Forint is a fairly small denomination. It was actually about $2.50 per cupful so we all had a glass, it took quite a while to drink as it is a really nice, sweet and spiced, we proceeded to wander through all the Christmas Market and then go into Saint Stevens Basilica.Read more

  • Day6

    Finally we embark onto the Sapphire

    December 18, 2017 in Hungary

    Basically has been a very low-key day. We left the hotel and walked down to the ship and come on board and have done very little house. Anne and Michelle went for a walk to the market and bought little stuff but not much I stayed on board set

  • Day7

    Budapests Great Market

    December 19, 2017 in Hungary

    This morning we had a choice of having free time or going on the bus tour of Budapest. As we had already seen most of that which we wanted to see we chose the free time and decided to visit the nearby “Great Market”. This is a permanent market in a huge building. It is principally a good market with sections predominantly or each food type, ie meat, fruit and veg and fish. There are also many souvenir type shops on the upper level much akin to a bazaar, the fish section was down stairs and so was the ALDI store. The meats were surprisingly well fat trimmed and very lean. Probably because the sold the big chunks of fat as a speciality item. An interesting market.
    We adeparted from Budapest at 12:15 and we now steam on until midday tomorrow when we arrive in Vienna.
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  • Day12

    Cesky Krumlov

    September 11, 2017 in Hungary

    Spent the day wandering and taking pictures. Checked out churches and the castle. Took a 3 hour walking tour guided by a native Krumlovian. Could not tour the castle because it was Monday and closed. Did enjoy the gardens however. Lots of history. Beautiful place. Got see Maria Teresa. See last picture. Had dinner at the Jacob restaurant. Pricey but very good.Read more

  • Day14

    Budapest Hungary

    September 13, 2017 in Hungary

    What a great day. Beautiful weather and saw a lot of the city. Breakfast at the hotel then got onto the HopOn HopOff bus and did the complete loop. Saw Hero's Square and the Citadella and lots of the city's historical sights. Walked up to Fisherman Basilica. Took the river cruise around Margaret Island and had dinner at Casablanca. Then took the night cruise at 8.45 and saw everything under lights.Read more

  • Day21

    Another 'pinch me' moment

    June 9, 2017 in Hungary

    We've just come back from walking around town. Budapest that is, or more correctly the Pest side, Buda is on the other side of the Danube - who'd have ever thought!
    It was everyone up on deck at 9am for our approach into Budapest, then once we'd docked anyone interested could walk into town for a look around. We walked to a market. The ground floor was food stalls and the upper floor had crafts, leather goods, souvenirs, clothing etc. From there we walked around some of the main streets, and back to the ship for lunch.Read more

  • Day21

    The two sides of a city

    June 9, 2017 in Hungary

    Budapest became one city in 1873 with the amalgamation of right bank Buda and left bank Pest. Pest is very flat and Buda sits on seven hills. Because of this, Pest was prone to flood and sustain severe building damage. Therefore much of Pest only dates to the 19th century. Buda is much older because of this. It's also the Toorak / South Yarra of Budapest.
    Pest has a huge square called 'Heroes Square'. This is where , in 1989, a young man urged a large crowd to throw out the communists. The square was surrounded by Russian tanks and it wasn't long after Tiananmen Square. The world press were there and the Russians did nothing. That young man has been Prime Minister for the last eleven years. Next to the square is a huge city park.
    So Buda has the history of the old buildings etc, but Pest has the significant political history.
    Tonight - a night cruise to see the lights of Budapest.
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