A day of touring, marzipan and shopping!

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     We met another local guide today and took a tour of Budapest, saw both the Buda and Pest side. Both are beautiful I might add. We went to the Royal Palace which was gorgeous and had amazing views over at Pest! After that we went to lunch, Kerry and I decided on <gasp> Burger King, yep we ate BK, and it was freaking good!! Then we took a trip to Szentendre which is an artist village outside of Budapest. It was pretty cool, we visited the Marzipan museum. Now I personally don't like to eat marzipan but seeing it made into art was damn cool and I took like 1,149 pictures of it, you've been warned because I'm posting every last one of them :)  We then went and looked at a church I honestly can't tell you what church it was, I was a little churched out at this time, lol, I'm a castle girl.

After that it was shopping time, I had been pretty responsible thus far on this trip but I had decided I wanted a Hungarian top no matter what and I wanted some glass/pottery from Hungary. Kerry's not much of a shopper so I separated from her and ended up shopping with Ying because she was also looking for a top. We both ended up getting ones we liked and when we got  back on the bus we discovered that Sharon had also gotten a shirt. We were going to a traditional Hungarian night out that night and we decided that we were all going to wear them. We then talked Kerry into buying one as well so the 4 of us could all go in our new shirts, lol.

     The traditional Hungarian night was amazing!! The food.... words can't not begin to describe what it was like. We started of with goulash which I had never had but now I'm a huge fan of!! Who new paprika could be so tasty, then they set this huge wooden platter of smoked turkey, sausages, beef, potatoes, pasta etc in front of us, there were 6 us at the table and we could not finish this food.

Pest
God knows we all tried tho, lol. The night was made even better because we ate with Sharon and Paul and Mick and Kerry from Australia. We had met them in Berlin and had been hanging out with them pretty much the whole trip. I think that's another reason why this trip was so amazing, the different people we met. I still email Kerry and Sharon and they are actually getting together in early Sept and we will be talking on the phone, I'm so excited, they were really great people with wonderful senses of humor. On the way home Franco our driver played some disco music and we had a little stobe light effect going on, such a good night. Oh and on a side note, I saw this really cool bar on the way to dinner that you had to go thru a coffin door to get inside, now how cool is that :)

 

 

Aditu says:
I did for like a second, and then I was like ahhh no pressed meat I couldn't identify. At least I told myself that it was ground beef :)
Posted on: Aug 05, 2007
X_Drive says:
Don't you feel absolutely wierd eating at an American fast food place while in Europe. We did. Like it's sacrilegious.
Posted on: Aug 05, 2007
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Pest
Pest
Heros square
Hero's square
Heros square
Hero's square
Heros square
Hero's square
Crossing the Danube from Pest to B…
Crossing the Danube from Pest to …
Looking up at the Royal Palace
Looking up at the Royal Palace
A building left over from WW II
A building left over from WW II
Left with all its bullet holes as…
Left with all it's bullet holes a…
Walking up to the Palace
Walking up to the Palace
Pretty bird
Pretty bird
Another cool bird, this guy wanted…
Another cool bird, this guy wante…
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace
Looking over at Pest
Looking over at Pest
Heading towards the Chain bridge
Heading towards the Chain bridge
The Chain Bridge
The Chain Bridge
Szentendre
Szentendre
The start of the marzipan pics :)
The start of the marzipan pics :)
The church in Szentendre
The church in Szentendre
Looking out over Szentendre
Looking out over Szentendre
The blue angel, no one could figur…
The blue angel, no one could figu…
The market
The market
Whew look at those gas prices, lol
Whew look at those gas prices, lol
The wine guy
The wine guy
Before
Before
After
After
Ying, Kerry, me and Sharon in our …
Ying, Kerry, me and Sharon in our…
Mick, Sharon and Paul
Mick, Sharon and Paul
Me, Kerry and Kerry
Me, Kerry and Kerry
This little dog had a broken back …
This little dog had a broken back…
He was running all over to be pett…
He was running all over to be pet…
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