Budapest To Bucharest 2014

May 8 - Budapest Viking Tour

Our Viking tour entered its second day and its first day of organized activity. We started with an excellent breakfast buffet. Then we boarded buses for a morning tour of the city. We had seen most of the sites that we went to on previous days. It was good, though, to have a tour guide talk about them and give us new information.

 

The tour started in Pest and ended in Buda. On Castle Hill, we went into Matthias' Church which we had not done when we went up the hill from our B&B.

We had the afternoon free. Ann and I had lunch in the same cafe as yesterday and then walked over to the National Museum of Hungary. We saw all of the history of Hungary and the audio guide went into minute detail. Part way through it, I sat on a bench and dozed while Ann continued into the several rooms.

 

After the museum, we walked back to the hotel after stopping at a cafe for beer and rest.

 

Dinner to night was at Trattoria Toscana, an Italian restaurant a few blocks down the river from the hotel. Ann had a duck lasagne and a mixed salad while I had pici pasta with pancetta and porcini mushroom along with grilled vegetables. We split a bottle of the house white wine.

© 2016 Robert N Lynn

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