Budapest To Bucharest 2014
May 5 - Budapest
We got to know the public transportation system. We rode on the underground, the tram and the bus. We followed Rick Steves walking tour of the Leopold District. This included the Parliament, Kossuth Ter, Kossuth Monument, 1956 Uprising Flag, Rakoczi Statue, Jozsef Statue, Nagy Statue, Szabadsag Ter, Reagan Statue, Soviet War Memorial, beautiful apartment facades, the US embassy, the Bedo-Haz Building, Market Hall, Postal Savings Bank, National Bank, St Istvan's Basillica, Police Officer Statue and the Chain Bridge. We stopped for excellent coffee in an outdoor cafe (the weather was sunny and warm). We went into the Basillica. We ate a good lunch at Cafe Kor. Ann had chicken on a skewer with a Greek salad while I had a grilled chicken breast with vegetable risotto.
After the walk we rested in our B&B until it was time to go back to the Parliament for our 5:30 Engish speaking tour. What a beautiful building both inside and outside.
We then took the tram and bus up Castle Hill and went on the first part of Rick Steves walking tour there. We did not do the last part of the tour because we had been there the night before.
Dinner was at a good fish restaurant near the Danube. Ann had carp with bacon and a sour cream sauce. I had grilled catfish with a similar sauce along with cooked vegetables. White wine for Ann and beer for me.
It was dark when we got back to the B&B, so we we decided to climb the Fishermen's Bastion and take some night photos of the Pest side of the river. The best photo is of the Parliament.