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Vörösmarty tér

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  • Day47

    Crazy night

    June 21 in Hungary

    Es ging morgens früh los um das Tagesziel Budapest zu erreichen, um dort Andre zu treffen.

    Es war wohl der heißeste Tag bislang. Auf dem Weg wurde öfter die Donau zum Abkühlen aufgesucht.
    Ab Esztergom wurde es landschaftlich wieder schöner mit kleinen Bergen auf beiden Seiten.

    In Budapest angekommen nahmen wir ein "Low Budget Hostel" um im Partyviertel zu nächtigen. Zuerst sollten unsere Fahrräder auf der Straße parken, erst als wir kurz vor Abschluss der Buchung einer anderen Unterkunft waren, durften wir sie ausnahmsweise im Treppenhaus im 3.OG stehen lassen.
    Wir ließen uns durch die sehr warme Sommernacht treiben, besuchten sogar eine Skybar (die erst mit Hilfe der Promoterin durch verschiedene Treppenhäuser gefunden werden konnte) und schafften es während des Gewitters gerade noch vor dem Platzregen zurück ins Hostel. Dort wunderte sich Jo warum da ein Typ in SEINEM Bett lag. Zum Glück war noch ein anderes frei. In der Nacht wurde man plötzlich von einer laut ins Zimmer kommenden pöbelnden Frau geweckt, die wenig später wieder verschwand. Eine Stunde später gegen 5 Uhr schreckte Jo erneut hoch. Diesmal tauchte die Frau in Begleitung von 2 Polizisten und 2 gutaussehenden Polizistinnen auf welche die Frau ihre Sachen packen ließ und anschließend mitnahmen. - Was für eine Nacht.
    Am nächsten morgen buchten wir erstmal ein schönes Appartement. Jo
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  • Day42

    House of Terror

    May 6, 2017 in Hungary

    Today I went to a very unusual museum called the House of Terror. The modern museum is housed In the old headquarters of the Hungarian Secret Police (AVH). It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building.

    There was a serious of rooms in unique styles for each period of history. The audio guide combined with video and other stylised exhibits told the history of Hungry and it's checkered past under both Nazi and Communist rule.

    A slow dramatic sinking of the lift to the basement of the building while being told how prisoners were executed in detail was enough to send shivers down the spine. Walking through the torture chambers and seeing the memorials to those who died and disappeared was very confronting. A chilling wall of photos recorded those who died many missing death dates as none knows what happened to them. A very moving experience.
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  • Day4

    Day No1 in Buda & Pest

    December 16, 2017 in Hungary

    Today we set off on our first exploratory day of Budapest. I we purchased tickets for the Hop On-Hop Off Big Bus and decided to ride the bus for the full circuit to begin and then pick somewhere to go. On that round we saw the Palace, the famous Chain Bridge, Parliment House, which is the third largest parliment house in the world St Stephens Basilica and many other monuments etc. So we decided to make our first “get off” the bus at St Stevens Basilica.Read more

  • Day25

    Day Tour Outside Budapest

    July 9, 2016 in Hungary

    Today we had a private tour that started with the Skanzen open air museum. We then drove to the charming town of Szentendre. Its mediterranean atmosphere had cobble stone streets with narrow alleys and many unique shops. We did a private wine tasting set up in an ancient wine cellar below the water level of the Danube. And of course we bought a bottle of wine😄

  • Day26

    Jewish Heritage Tour of Budapest

    July 10, 2016 in Hungary

    Today we had an extensive tour of the Jewish Quarter in Budpest with an excellent guide and driver. We visited three synagogues, Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, kosher stores, the Shoe Memorial, the Glass House, and even had time to stop for a tradtional Jewish sweet at a local bakery. We also visited a funky weekend farmers market that each night becomes a trendy bar area. Needless to say the day was filled with history and emotion.Read more

  • Day40

    Budapest

    May 23, 2016 in Hungary

    We crossed the border into Hungary and arrived in its capital city, Budapest. Budapest is bisected into Buda and Pest by the River Danube. Our initial accommodation was in the Buda side but we had a slight issue with the host double-booking us so we had to move to another one of his apartments on the Pest side of the city. Despite the inconvenience and losing a few hours in the day, we were pleased that this apartment turned out to be a huge upgrade. We were in the heart of Pest and within walking distance to everything we wanted to see.

    First, let me tell you a little bit about this city’s amazing history. Towards the end of WWII in December 1944, the Red Army launched a siege against the German-held Budapest, known as the Siege of Budapest. The Red Army sent more than one million soldiers to cut off Budapest from the rest of the German and Hungarian forces. What ensued was one of the bloodiest campaigns of WWII.

    With the Red Army encircling Budapest, tens of thousands of soldiers from the German and Hungarian army, as well as more than 800,000 civilians, were trapped within the city. Adolf Hitler decreed that Budapest was a fortress city and was to be defended to the last man. Food shortages were common and the extreme cold froze the Danube, effectively ending the covert delivery of supplies via barges at night. As a result of this 108-day siege, 320,000 Red Army soldiers, 125,000 German-Hungarian soldiers and 105,000 civilians died.

    Afterwards, Budapest lay in ruins, with more than 80% of its buildings destroyed or damaged. All seven bridges spanning the Danube were destroyed. Walking through the Old Town, you would never guess that this city endured such atrocities. Now rebuilt, the buildings are simply astounding. We were flabbergasted when we saw the city and even more so when we explored it.

    The architecture, trams and general vibe of the city reminded us so much of Melbourne. We started with the Market Hall right by the Danube. Its sheer size was impressive. Inside, vendors sold everything from vegetables and meat to souvenirs and clothes. Everything was priced just so for us tourists. Being the tight arses that we are, we weren’t interested in getting ripped off so we walked around once and left.

    We soon discovered that the food in other parts of the city was a great bargain (Flora does a happy dance). We gathered that the Hungarian diet included lots of meat and, boy, did they look delicious. Food was the cheapest we had seen in Europe so far and they definitely don’t skimp on the portions here! We had one of the best dinners here for a steal, right in the heart of the touristy area. We also caught up with Aunty Tina and Uncle Rob in Budapest. What were the chances of bumping into family on the other side of the world!

    After walking aimlessly through the beautiful buildings in Old Town, we went for a walk along the Danube. Just before we got to the Parliament House, we came across a moving sculpture in memory of the Jews that were killed in the Danube. 60 pairs of cast iron period-appropriate shoes were fixed onto the Pest side of the Danube banks. Under the Nazis, a number of Budapest Jews were forced to take off their shoes along the Danube banks before being shot into the Danube.

    Only a short distance away, the Parliament House that had been destroyed during the Siege of Budapest had been rebuilt. It is absolutely the most beautiful Parliament House we have ever seen anywhere in Australia or Europe. Budapest also offered free walking tours of the city but we sadly missed out as we found out about it too late. We explored the Jewish Quarter on our own but it would have been so much better having a local explain its history. We ended up in a Jewish food market, keen to taste their delicious looking burgers and hot dogs. Unfortunately, the photos on their menu looked a whole lot better than they tasted, which was not too different from cardboard.

    On our last night in Budapest, we decided to go back to the Danube to take some night shots of the bridges. For our first time doing night photography, I think the photos turned out better than expected.
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  • Day19

    Budapest by Night

    June 28, 2016 in Hungary

    Tonight back on the boat we took a cruise up and down the Danube taking in the City at night. It is so pretty during the day the sun allows you to see the buildings in all of their detailed glory. But when the sun drops below the horizon and the strategically placed up-lighting comes on, the buildings and the city as a whole take on a whole new and magical dimension. We just loved Budapest by night and day.Read more

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Vörösmarty tér, Voeroesmarty ter

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