Day 08/34 Eastern Europe Trip

Budapest

We slept in a little and decided to go back to Most Bisztró, this time for their weekend brunch special. We were able to get two “menus,” basically combos. These are really popular here, even in restaurants. We picked bellins for drinks, I got a savory french toast that came with sour cream, tomatoes and hungarian paprika (SO GOOD), and The Boyfriend got The Hungarian Breakfast – sausage, bacon, over easy eggs, potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, alllll mixed together. For dessert (which I completely forgot about by the time it arrived) he had raspberry yogurt, and I had some kind of hungarian cheese cake. WOW.

IMG_9005

The Boyfriend’s breakfast. I didn’t snap a photo of mine!

We decided we definitely needed to work off that breakfast! The cool front had lingered, so we thought – what a great day for a hike! A friend of mine sent me some info on good places to hike around Budapest, so we decided to try it out. The area is called Budakeszierdő. The reason was chose it is that you can hike to this amazing lookout point.  Even though it was pretty far away from the city center, it was super accessible by bus.  I just can’t get over how amazing the public transportation in here! There truly is no need to have a car.

This trip was particularly exciting because it was Bartley’s first time using public transportation. (Other than the trip over the pond, of course.) We brought him in his soft kennel, so we wouldn’t have to pay the price of an extra ticket, and so we wouldn’t have to muzzle him. He wasn’t the most comfortable, but all in all, he did great. 🙂

It took about 50 minutes to get there, and as soon as we arrived we knew we’d made the right choice.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

We meandered down many different trails. until we made it to the base of the final climb up to the tower.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And wow oh wow were the views spectacular… These pictures just don’t do them justice.

IMG_8938IMG_8989IMG_8945

Here are some more pictures from the trek back down.

 

When we made it back to our starting point, we got dinner and I think it’s actully the best dinner I’ve had the whole trip: fried pork, homemade potato chips, and cucumber salad. Mmm.. The Boyfriend had grilled sausage and chilled marrow soup. We also tried a beer we haven’t tried yet, from Slovenia.

IMG_8969.JPG

When we were just about to leave, we noticed perhaps the most beautiful view of the day, right behind the restaurant!

IMG_8979

PS… There was a wedding reception going on inside the restaurant. We couldn’t stop laughing when we heard, Summertime Blues by Alan Jackson. How insane to hear that atop a mountain in Hungary – and a karaoke version, no less! Next on the “playlist” was Killing Me Softly. So random!

When made it “home,” we were super tired, so we just stayed in and relaxed.

Advertisements