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  • Day45

    Ungarn Teil 2

    June 16 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    In Budapest wollten wir eigentlich nur 2 Nächte bleiben, haben dann aber doch noch um einen Tag verlängert, weil die Stadt so schön ist. Hinter jeder Ecke findet sich ein größeres, schickes Gebäude und es gibt so viel zu sehen, dass auch zwei Tage nicht ansatzweise ausreichen. Für uns war es trotzdem genug Stadt, weshalb wir weiter Richtung Norden an der Donau entlang gefahren sind, um dort noch einmal zu Campen, bevor es weiter in die Slowakei geht.Read more

    Heiner Schäfers

    Sieht super aus, liebe Grüße und noch viele schöne Tage.

    Anna Bodem

    Dankeschön😊

     
  • Day50

    Great Synagogue

    June 14 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    The Dohany Synagogue is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.

    It's more church-like than other synogogues, as the Hungarian Jews wanted to fit in. They even have an organ, which is unusual as playing instruments on Shabbat is typically considered work. They carefully placed it outside the church (technically) and then had a gentile play it.

    Also unusually, there is a graveyard in the courtyard. These are the sites of mass graves from the Nazi occupation.

    Theodor Herzl donated the land.

    The Holocaust memorial is haunting, beautiful, and meaningful. It's a weeping willow with the names of the dead engraved on the leaves. Turn it upside down...and it's a menorah, symbolizing the world having been turned upside down. In the empty space of the centerpiece you see the tablets of the 10 commandments, to show that moral foundations were forgotten.

    Our guide was informative and engaging, and had the driest sense of humor I've ever heard. His grandfather survived the occupation by hiding in the house of a Swedish diplomat on the Danube.
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    Vickie Garvin

    Beautiful

    Vickie Garvin

    😂😂

    Vickie Garvin

    So incredibly beautiful

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  • Day88

    Last day in Budapest

    June 17 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    Miles: 7.6 Steps: 19326
    Flights stairs: 50

    I began having issues with my cell phone today - I buy a different SIM card in the different countries I go to, and right now I’m using one that roams all thru Europe. Well last night it started misbehaving and stopped roaming. So made it a bit harder to get around - slowed us down some.

    We went to the Buda side of the river today - Mathias church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and Gellert Hill. The bastion was really unique - almost looked fake, like it was produced for Disneyland or something - but it was authentic from ages ago.

    Everything and everywhere continues to throw stairs at us — was a big day today having to walk up to the castle and then up Gellert hill - 50 flights. It almost makes us cry at this point when we see a massive stairway to go up, but … just keep going.

    Quote of the day: “The bathroom up there is good. It has a seat and everything!”
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    Don Norman

    Budapest, is a beautiful place to visit. While we were there we enjoyed one of their wonderful spas for a few hours. The chain link bridge is unique and the market, under ground, was fun to wall through.

    Christie Mitchell

    The chain bridge is being renovated and unfortunately you can’t really see any of it. I hear it’s quite a sight

    Don Norman

    😟

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  • Day38

    Dernière journée d’intervention 🎓

    April 14 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    C’en est déjà fini pour l’école Gustave Eiffel de Budapest, on en ressort avec la tête pleine de bons souvenirs, que ce soit avec les élèves et professeur(e)s en classe qu’avec nos familles d’accueil.

    🛁♨️🌡☀️ Mercredi après-midi, n’ayant pas d’intervention prévue, nous nous sommes permis un petit temps de relaxation. Et comment aller à Budapest sans passer par ses eaux thermales ! Nous avons donc profité des thermes de Széchenyi sous le plus grand soleil de Hongrie.

    Entre deux interventions, pas de répit, les élèves nous invitent à jouer au foot avec eux ; encore de bons moments de partage ⚽️

    On quitte avec regret nos familles d’accueil respectives, nous sommes ravis de ces rencontres, avec une attention toute particulière à Johanne, petite fille de 18 mois du couple de professeurs, qui nous fait complètement craquer !

    ➡️ On a encore quelques jours à Budapest avant de se diriger vers l’école de Ljubljana dès lundi prochain. Madame Gacel, la proviseure, nous a très gentiment laissé son appartement pour les 3 prochains jours en terre hongroise, quelle chance !
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    Valerie Falletti

    On récolte ce que l’on sème, vous donnez de belles choses autour de vous, les gens vous le rendent c’est normal

    4/16/22Reply
    Guillaume Falletti

    🥰🥰

    4/18/22Reply

    Coucou Les Joyeux Aventuriers du Rail! Je ne me souviens pas de l'ensemble de votre trip et si vous passez par l'Italie mais j'aurai un plan (plutôt bon à priori ;) à vous soumettre. Thomas, on peut peut-être échanger par tél ou mail; ce sera plus confortable. Je te laisse mon adresse : anne_laure.grill@icloud.com Bonne continuation à tou.te.s, Des Bises estivales de la côte atlantique [Tatie Anne-Laure]

    4/16/22Reply
    Thomas Grill

    Coucou, nous passons bien par l'Italie courant juin. Je te contacte par mail. Merci beaucoup. Des bisous au Cormier et à la Bourrière !

    4/26/22Reply
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  • Day42

    Au revoir Buda 😢

    April 18 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Après une bonne semaine d’intervention, pendant laquelle nous avons pu sensibiliser plus de 150 élèves, on profite du week-end de Pâques pour découvrir un peu plus Budapest, et pour se reposer lorsque le temps est pluvieux 🌧
    Le soleil étant de retour dimanche, on se rend sur les hauteurs de Budapest au Erzsébet Kilátó, sous les conseils de Mme Gacel. Comme celle-ci nous l’avait décrit, la vue à 360 degrés est magnifique ! 🤯
    Bien entendu, on n’oublie pas de fêter Pâques comme il se doit 🍫 Antonin et Thomas se chargent d’organiser la chasse aux oeufs, qui donnera lieu à une victoire sans conteste de Jojo : Grâce à son flair surpuissant, elle trouve les 3 lapins cachés en un temps record ⏳
    L’aventure à Budapest se termine, et c’est en direction de Ljubljana que nous nous dirigeons désormais pour réaliser notre 3eme intervention dès mardi ! 🇸🇮
    8h de train prévues pour aujourd’hui avec atelier lecture 📖 pour certains, tandis que d’autres en profitent pour reprendre des forces.. 😴
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    Valerie Falletti

    Belle semaine de formation apparemment épuisante 😴. Prenez des forces pour la semaine à venir 😘

    4/18/22Reply
    Marie therese Falletti

    Profitez du voyage en train pour vous reposer un peu avant de reprendre une semaine de travail .

    4/18/22Reply
    Clémentine DEGENEVE

    Coucou de Claix à toute l'équipe

    4/23/22Reply
    Clémentine DEGENEVE

    ... bonne continuation. Profitez bien.

    4/23/22Reply
    Clémentine DEGENEVE

    Bisous Thomas 🌞

    4/23/22Reply
     
  • Day15

    Budapester Verkehrssalat 🚋🚒🚕🚲🚲🚕🚚

    April 19 in Hungary ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Čenkov - Budapest
    74 km / 481 hm

    Als wir heute Morgen das erste mal aus dem Zelt luken, wird uns auch schon in slowakischer Gastfreundschaft Kaffee gereicht ☕️. Die ersten Kilometer sind gespickt mit Lost-Homes und mindestens genauso vielen Müllbergen 🙁 Als wir die Brücke ins Hungarenreich überquert haben, um einer Donauschlinge den Weg abzuschneiden, denken wir noch das war ein guter Clou. Der Tausch geht leider mit einer Schar radikaler LKW Fahrer*innen, Schlaglöcher, in denen Mensch Haustiere beerdigen könnte und dezentem Dauerregen in dieser Etappe einher. 🙈🙃 Zähne zusammenbeißen und weiter lautet die Devise (in Ungarn übrigens Forint 💰). Am Stadtrand weckt ein grüner Trail Erinnerungen an die Heimat, bevor wir mitten im Big City Life die weiße Golden Gate Brücke bewundern 🤩
    Langos und ein Blick ins Nachtleben der Ungarn wir den Abend für uns abrunden 🤙
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    Jimbo Beobachter

    hat sogar was künstlerisches

    4/19/22Reply
    RideAbout - WildWildEast

    street Art, quasi 😜

    4/19/22Reply
     
  • Day9

    Budapest Zoo

    June 4 in Hungary ⋅ ☁️ 70 °F

    Went to the zoo to see some animals! 😊 surprisingly saw some I had never seen before. Animals are always interesting to observe. Got a traditional Hungarian sponge cake afterwards, then went back to the same Thai restaurant. Met up with new Belgian friends and we went dancing and then went back to the techno boat afterwards. I am quite getting into techno haha.Read more

    Olivier Kempf

    The shrew!!!

    Olivier Kempf

    Yesssss

    Olivier Kempf

    Still the healthy Nutella diet 🙄

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  • Day87

    Budapest

    June 16 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    Miles: 10.1 Steps: 24873
    Flights stairs: 31

    Budapest is famous for their thermal baths, so we went to Gellert thermal baths - built in 1918. It was gorgeous. Very unique in that they not only had varying temperatures of warm/hot pools from 96° ranging up to 104° (which is actually uncomfortably hot) - they also had ice cold baths along side them from 50-65°! It was exhilarating moving from one pool to the next. We had a VERY relaxing time laying out in the sun for 4 or 5 hours and dipping in the different pools to either warm up or cool down.

    We then hit the Great market hall - a massive shopping center built in 1897 that the locals still use for meats and produce. Really neat to walk around and see how people shop here.

    Everywhere we go in Europe there are remembrances and memorials to WW2 - the one we saw today was heart breaking. In Budapest in 1944-1945, the Arrow Cross militiamen executed nearly 20,000 Jews at the Danube river. They lined them up in rows and had them remove their shoes, which were valuable and could be sold - and then shot them, having their bodies fall into the river. An artist in 2005 made a monument - “Shoes on the Danube bank” - sculpting period appropriate shoes out of iron. It was very moving to see these lined up on the promenade, especially the child’s shoes. As I sat there I could almost see the history play out before me.

    After that we headed to Margaret Island - it’s literally an island right near the city. There’s running, walking, biking trails everywhere - game fields - just a great space. And of course they had a fountain set to music - I seem to be drawn to them!! Watched it for at least an hour.

    Jordan ended up leaving me there to meet up with a friend from high school, and I stayed and hung out at the island. All of a sudden a GIANT storm blew in SO fast. I had no idea what hit me. And on top of that my SIM card quit working and I lost all cell reception. I didn’t know what metro to take back, no one to call even if I could … and lightning everywhere. Definitely an experience. And it was 10:30 at night. So I walked — almost 4 miles, in the dark, in the pouring rain, lighting exploding - towards the area I thought the hostel was in. I eventually made it to a McDonald’s with free wifi and was able to pull up my google maps to get myself back, but it was pretty scary for an hour or so. The excitement of traveling to places I’m completely unfamiliar with!

    Quote of the day: “You and I remember Budapest very differently”. (Marvel, referring to Jordan and My evenings)
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    Lisa Pelletier

    you look very contented here!

    Christie Mitchell

    I am. 😃 very much so!

    Julie Burdette

    Cute top!

    Christie Mitchell

    Thanks!! I bought two of them in France! Same style, different colors, as I do! 🤣I’m trying to replace most of my tshirts with nicer shirts - cause they look better, trying to get rid of my farmers tan, and mostly because they’re not as hot. I tried to buy them before I left but none of the spring clothes were out yet so no luck.

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  • Day2

    Ein Abend in Budapest

    June 26 in Hungary ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Mit dem Zug ging es 13:40 weiter nach Budapest. Ein herrlicher sonniger Abend. Ein Besuch bei der Freiheitsstatue oben auf dem Berg musste sein. Auch wenn dort gerade alles wg. Baustelle abgesperrt war, so war der Azsblick dich großartig. Meine Unterkunft im Shantee House war schon speziell. Mein Bett im 4er Zimmer war belegt. Ich hab statt dessen in einer großen Jurte im Garten geschlafen.Auch Platz für 5 - aber zei Betten waren frei.Read more

    Ein Bild von der Jurte, bitte. [Stephan]

    Sehr schöne Impressionen 😃🥰 [Ela]

     
  • Day211

    Budapest

    January 16, 2020 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    The weather has been really cold for the past two weeks, lows of -7 and highs of 0 deg if your lucky.
    We decided to have another look around Gellert Hill on the way to the Gellert thermal baths only to find a winter wonderland.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Matthias Church, Iglesia de Matías, Mátyás templom

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