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Budapest, Wednesday 18 October 2017

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | Views [201]

Out for dinner

Out for dinner

Started the day at St Stephens Basilica.  Of course, we climbed to the top.  The smog was far more evident today.  But it was a good view and challenging getting up through the tower – I got quite dizzy from all the circular stairs.  The treasury was small but interesting, and the church was typical Baroque – so much in one small space.  Then on to the House of Terror.  Very impressed with the way this was done.  It was a memorial to all that fell from 1945 to the end of communism – be that by being executed, sent to labour camps or sent from the country.  From there we went to the Szechenyl Baths for a look – but did not swim.  The rooms are very ornate.  And lastly the Great Market Hall.  This was built when Buda and Pest combined as they needed a decent sized undercover area for the market. So much fresh food and goods on display in a very incredible building.  Then out for a traditional Hungarian dinner – Ian had goulash soup for starters and I had goulash for a main – both very yummy.  Challenged ourselves with the metro on the way home and popped out at the Parliament building.  Amazing by night as it is lit up brightly.  There are 20km of stairs in this building.  I am surprised by how many people, particularly the young, smoke, not just in Budapest but Europe in general.  You can’t escape it.

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