Budapest To Bucharest 2014
May 6 - Budapest
We awoke to a bright sunny day. It was a little cool at the start but it warmed up later. After our breakfast we walked to our Metro station, took the M2 line to Deak Ter and walked over to Vorosmarty Ter for the start of Rick Steves Pest Town Center Walk. This was an all-morning affair. We saw Gerbeaud Cafe, "Fashion Street", the beginning of Vaci Utca, the Danube Promenade, Pesti Vigado Concert Hall, the Little Princess Sculpture (left), Kamermayer Ter, the Former Pilvax Cafe, Ferenciek Tere, Jegbufe Cafe, Parisienne Udvar Gallery, Karolyi Mihaly Utca, Centrali Kavehaz, Karolyi Park, University Square, a Serbian Orthodox Church and the Great Market Hall. We stopped and had cappuccino at Gerloczy Cafe. Lunch was at a good cafeteria at the Market Hall. Ann fixed her own salad while I had chicken with gnocchi and vegetables. We were entertained by a guitar violin duo while we ate.
After eating we toured the market while eating strudels that we bought at one of the stalls. The market has fruits, vegetables, meat, bakery items, candy, liquor, cheese, paprika, fish, clothing, hardware, souvenirs and even a grocery store.
Leaving the market we took a tram and Metro to the Opera House. The 4:00 tour seemed to be a bit pricy (I am having trouble converting forint to dollars) so we took the Metro back to Buda and walked to our B&B.
Dinner was nearby at Dunaparti Matroz Kocsma. Ann had a chicken salad while I had goulash and a cucumber salad. Beer for me and white wine for Ann. After we ate we strolled along the Danube and walked back to the B&B.