Budapest To Bucharest 2014
May 4 - Paris To Budapest
We arose early and were picked up by Super Shuttle in a Mercedes mini van at 8:45. We got to Charles De Gaulle Airport in plenty of time to check our bags, eat lunch and catch our EasyJet flight to Budapest. A driver met us at the arrivals hall and drove us to the Bellevue House, our B&B for the next three nights.
Judit, our hostess, gave us a thorough orientation of the B&B. She also showed us how to get to the closest ATM, how to buy Metro passes and where to go for dinner. We took a walk, got some money, bought our metro tickets, walked along the Danube and ended up eating at Hunyadi Étterem. We both had a soup of beef goulash with egg dumplings. Ann had duck breast and red cabbage with apples. I had roasted pork tenderloin with broccoli and cauliflower in a rich white sauce. Ann had a Hungarian white wine while I had a Hungarian dark beer.
We were so stuffed that we had to take a short walk to settle our stomachs. We went up Castle Hill and looked at the view from our Buda side to the Pest side. Lights on the buildings make a spectacular scene especially toward the Parliament.