Day 06/34 Eastern Europe Trip

Budapest

Due to staying out SO late… today we slept WAY in. At some embarrassingly late hour, I went down and grabbed coffee and croissants for us: two lattes, one pesto/prosciutto croissant, and one cheese croissant. Delish!

We continued to have a pretty lazy day. We bought our train tickets that we’ll need for some of our later travels, Vienna to Ljubljana and back. Then, we decided to take a closer look at our finances and make sure we weren’t over-spending. Ironically, the place we picked to do this, turned out to be a huge tourist trap. We paid more for this mediocre meal than we have for ANY other meal thus far. :/ That aside, I’m proud to report that we’re in good shape! We’ll cut back a little now that we’re in the swing of things. 🙂

We went back to the aparment, and just continued to keep things calm. (This was probably our slowest day so far.) JUST when we were supposed to be getting ready to bus over to the Castle District, The Boyfriend fell asleep. 😀 It didn’t really matter though, because the buses come so frequnetly. Yay public transportation!

We took the bus to Clark Ádám tér, and started our journey up to the Castle District. We decided to hike rather than take the funicular up, because you have more opportunites to take in the view… but I think we hiked up the wrong side. It was still a nice trail though. IMG_8812.JPG

We didn’t really know what order we’d see things in, but our goal was to see: Buda Castle, Matyas Church, and Fisherman’s Bastion… and enjoy the breathtaking views of Parliament and Pest from each stop.

First up, was actually this incredible view of Buda and the sunset.

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Next was Buda Castle, and the views from its perspective.

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Next was Matyas Church. Wowzers.

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At this point, we were hungry, so we stopped at an outdoor cafe for some drinks and a “Hundog,” a delicious grilled sausage topped with Sauerkraut and seasonings.

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Finally, we made it to the Fisherman’s Bastion, and enjoyed the views from its persepective.

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By this point, it was past 11:30. Twas definitely time to head home and walk Bartley and go to bed. 🙂

 

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