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The National Museum
This is a big city, and seems like it could easily belong in Western Europe.  I've found a lot to do, from the restaurants, castle, nightlife scene, and lounging on the river.  The city is quite different from Prague--whereas Prague is somewhat of a toyland, with everything in close proximity to one another, Budapest is spread out, and the town is even distinctly separated by a river.  Buda, on the west side, is home of the castle and has maze-like streets, whereas Pest is on the west, is the commercial center, and has easily-navigable streets.

I went to Old Man's music pub last night, which has a slightly-older crowd, but live bands every night and great music afterward.  There's a pub upstairs, a dance club downstairs, and they work well together.  An amusing part of the night was after dancing downstairs, I went to the bar to grab a drink, and started talking to a girl seated at the bar.  This is how the conversation went:

Me: Hey, I saw you moving on your seat, you look like you want to dance.  How come you're not out there?
She: I like the music, but I'm shy.  I just came here.
Me: Oh?  Where are you from?
She: Ukraine.
Me: What brought you here?
She: Business.
Me: I am involved in business, what business are you in?
She: The sex business.  You want sex?
Me: ...
Circuitloss says:
I've been to Old Man's before. Fun place.
Posted on: May 01, 2007
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The National Museum
The National Museum
Parliament (under renovation)
Parliament (under renovation)
Matthias Church
Matthias Church
The labyrinth, I was running aroun…
The labyrinth, I was running arou…
These fountains were spouting red …
These fountains were spouting red…
The Chain Bridge, with St. Stephen…
The Chain Bridge, with St. Stephe…
St. Stephens Basilica
St. Stephen's Basilica
St. Stephens Basilica dome
St. Stephen's Basilica dome
St. Stephens Basilica
St. Stephen's Basilica
St. Stephens mumified hand--Im k…
St. Stephen's mumified hand--I'm …
The National Gallery from atop the…
The National Gallery from atop th…
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