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HUNGARY | Monday, 19 August 2013 | Views [479] | Comments [1]

I wrote this days ago but forgot to upload it.. :)

After 10 hours of travel time I arrived in Budapest feeling the beginning of a cold coming on. I'm staying at a place called Tiger Tim's place, run by a welsh guy named Tim, obviously. A small hostel that use to be a standard house at some point. Finding the place proved difficult, to get to Tim's you enter a code at the door at street, run through a courtyard to a second door that locks if you're not fast enough. Up to the third floor, down a passage way that looks over the courtyard you just walked through to a door. Enter another code, walk up a set of stairs and your there. I'll make a video of this trek when I can

I spent the first two days lying in bed and organized to stay two more days than I was going to to make up for it. On the third day I was we'll enough to start doing stuff but not really well enough to be bothered to do to much, mostly due to the 40+ degree heat wave we're experiencing.
At the street level, Budapest reminds me a lot of Paris, just on a smaller scale. I payed for one of those hop-on hop-off tour buses and saw the sights and spent some time at the castle. 
Budapest's night life is pretty interesting. Scattered around the city are these so called 'ruin bars'. Most buildings in Budapest are like the one the hostel is in. Bar owners have purchased an entire, usually ruin down and uninhabitable building and turned it into a bar. It makes for interesting multi level layouts, with little bars in what were probably apartments at some time.
I'm hoping to get rid of this cold before I get to Vienna, I wanted to go to Salzburg, but getting accommodation there proved difficult. I'll see if I can get there afterwards.

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In bed sick... pfft.. Clearly you didn't have enough vodka. Vodka kill everything!

  Numbnuts Aug 23, 2013 8:18 AM

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