Buses, Beers, Broads, and Bad Gambling= Budapest
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The first trip with the WU Wien Buddynetwork began on Friday the 27th of February. Waking at 7am after a 5euro all you can drink party (red bull and vodka) in the Haus Erasmus partyroom the night before was quite difficult and was quite noticeable by the excitement or should I say, lack of excitement shown on the bus trip there. After a sombre three-hour bus trip we arrived in the wonderful city of Budapest, which is not to be confused with Bucharest, home of the brave dog!
Budapest is split into two sides with Buda being the ideal residential area due to its steep mountains, lack of businesses, and dodgy cup games on top of monuments.
We finally made our way to our hotel feeling dejected from the humiliation of being cheated. I shared my room with Graham and Michael where we were lucky enough to watch MTV in our room. That night we ventured onto a boat on the Danube to have a three course meal which was excellent but fails to compare to the following nights meal which I will later mention.
Saturday it poured with rain but because of our early exit from the club the night before we were awake in time for the complimentary breakfast, which was top darts. We ventured out on the city to find flea markets but all we found was rain and puddles. Finally we found the House of Terror. This was the home of the Hungarian Nazis and later the Communist Party. The house has been preserved in the basement which had prison cells, padded cells, solitary confinement, torture rooms, and an execution room. Leaving the basement I felt very shaky and looking at Michael he was much the same.
The highlight of the entire trip without a doubt was the Mongolian BBQ. All you can eat and drink in 4 hours spells good times and trouble. Very simple process, order a beer, fill up a plate of meat, get old mate chef to cook it up, sit back and enjoy.....repeat 12 times!!! I have never eaten so much meat, Cal couldn't handle it and had a tactical vomit. Some people were unable to make it to the club and some might as well not have made it to the club (vomit and pass out in the clubs kitchen). This club, Soho London only rated higher than B7 as the beer was better. We tried to find a better club with little success but Michael managed to set off an alarm by punching a poster of George Clooney. We found McDonalds which I am amazed we could fit in after the Mongolian BBQ.
Now I must make mention the Michael Pierce way of attracting girls. Play fight with them in the street, pick them up and drop them hard on the curb, break their back and elbow, carry them home fore some loving. Poor Martina.
That night we watched Almost Famous in Hungarian and got told to go to our rooms by some Hungarian guy. Had to make my way to the downstairs bar due to the Michael Pierce process being in action. The front bar had Sammy Parris trying Australian jokes on the bartender and the big Brissle still smashing beers. Finally got to bed at 5:30am.
After checking out and missing breakfast at the hotel we decided on a big lunch.
The bus trip home was great. Everyone got handed a beer as they hopped on but 2/3 of the people slept. I was sitting with a heap of Dutch and Scandinavian guys and boy can they drink. From beer we quickly moved to vodka and the bus had to be pulled over because of Cal and Michael urinating in bottles. The vodka service got cut off when we started to pour our own and take it upstairs. Sammy Parris can be blamed for this for making a pre-mix and drinking straight from the vodka bottle. By the time we got to Vienna there were some very drunk people but I made it back to Haus Erasmus and not long after to bed!