Hey, what's up, dogs? I'm back with more about my trip to Central Europe. Last time I ended my post with Cracow, Poland. Today's we're picking up in...(drumroll, please)....BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.
(Hey, are you Hungary? I'm Hungary too...let's eat! Sorry...just a little stomach humor.)
Sorry about the quality of the photos...it was a cloudy day. Hopefully you can still appreciate the architecture...
Anyway...Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. This place is actually a combination of two cities named Buda and Pest, which are separated by the Danube River. (Ever heard of the musical piece called "The Blue Danube"? Yup, that's the one.)
Although Buda and Pest were united in 1873, they have very different personalities.
You can see Budapest Castle above. The statue below is of the great Hungarian king, Stephen I...or "STEPHANUS REX," according to the inscription.
Here's a shot of the castle from another angle. Notice all the signs...especially the one indicating the direction of Free Wi-Fi! Hungarians really have their priorities straight.
Oh, and in case you didn't know--Harry Houdini, the famous magician, was originally from Hungary. You can find the House of Houdini in Budapest. It's a museum housing "the only collection of original Houdini artifacts in Europe."
Also, the Rubik's cube was invented in Hungary! I saw them in all the gift shops we visited. I've never been able to solve a Rubik's cube...have you?
This book reminds me of Little Fox. I wonder what "Vuk" stands for? According to Google, it's not the word for "fox," so maybe it's the name of the character?
The highlight of our time in Budapest was a dinner cruise on the Danube River. Look at this spread of delicious food.
(Oops...I forgot to give a drool warning at the beginning of this post. Oh well.)
And just look at these night river views...
Budapest has been amazing! I wonder what's next?...