On the banks of the Danube

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View from Pest toward the castle at Buda

Budapest, city on the banks of the Danube. Coming from the West the city has an eastern atmosphere, coming from the East the city has a western atmosphere.

We came from the east. And yes, the city had that western attitude, which was a bit of a disappointment, because we are used to that western attitude.

Nonetheless, Budapest is a beautiful city, and very big.....
The river Danube here is already very wide, and fast flowing, and yet it still has a long way to go with lots of rivers adding their water to it before it reaches the Black Sea.

We planned to swim at the big pool at the Pest side of the city, in the park, after we did some shopping and sightseeing.
Went to the banks of the Danube, walked across the Chain Bridge to the Buda side of the city.

Where to go? Road sign at the Buda side of the city.

That big city means long distances to walk, and we got pretty tired, so we skipped the swimming, and did a bit of lazying around.

Had dinner at the jewish quarters, close near the big synagoge. Just a simple pizzeria/restaurant with the intriguing name of "Pizzeria Den Haag". Because we wanted some simple dishes the kids would like we decided to enter, to have dinner and to find out why the restaurant was called "Den Haag". So we had some pizza and lasagna, nothing special, except for the dessert :) - I just love sweets (maybe I have said that before :D), and Hungary is a great country for sweets, pastry, cakes, in other words: the good stuff :)
Oh, and the name, they explained it was simply because they had Heineken pilsner beer on draft..... We instead had cola :P

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Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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