At least Budapest Keleti station actually looks like a station! It’s old and pretty…with the appropriate glass and steel roof!
A 30 minute walk to my next hostel was nice and calm so first impressions are good. I found a coffee shop that opens at….9am!!
I discovered that while travelling you really should keep an eye on the the time zone’s. I crossed one while sleeping and tried to check in a hout early much to the poor receptionists confusion. I was adamant I was on time…then had the clock pointed out to me…oops!
Mushroom soup and goulash with pancake…and a beer!
So I donned my new jacket brouvht for exactly this purpose and off I went into the city! I wandered over to Buda – I didn’t realise Budapest was actually 3 cities Buda, Pest and Ouda! I walked up a hill while watching a funicular with a HUGE queue! What a view!
I don’t know why it stopped me but it did. I sat a absorbed it for ages. I guess this is what the Artist was aiming for. I find galleries great, I like to look at paintings and decide if I like them or not but I am not one to stand at each painting and try to decide what the artist was trying to evoke. I like to wander through the gallery stopping when something catches my eye or I see something I want to look at more closely. But every painting…no…not my style!
My favourite thing in Budapest:
I spent a large part of my afternoon just enjoying the show listening to some classical and some old school music while enjoying the atmosphere.
This was loads of fun. The dancing and the music was a great glimpse into historical life in Old Hungary.
The 15th came too fast. Then it was time to check out and after a naught unpaid tram ride as I could find a ticket office or machine. I arrived at Kelenfoe station. Hmm. I think the stations are back sliding. As I waited for my train to be called in this homogenous concrete block I vaguely wondered if I was at the right station!
Thankfully it was!
Seems as I travel north the trains get nicer and newer…I wonder when I will get a pendelino train???