First day in Budapest
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March 15th, 2009 – by: Sunrise5
The day when I arrived, neither my host nor me were eager to go out. Nevertheless, as it was still rather early, he showed me around the Buda hill. It was 15 March, a National holiday in Hungary, so first we had to struggle through crowds of people who were on the way from a political event or so. I learned that at this time, the situation in Hungary wasn't the best and so this holiday became more and more a political thing.
It was pretty windy and rainy that afternoon, so we didn't stay too long up there. Instead, we visited the National Gallery which was free that day like all the other Hungarian museums. I had already taken some twenty something pictures when finally one of the ladies saw me photographing and pointed out that one needs an additional ticket for taking pictures. Luckily she hasn't seen me earlier, so later I walked out with some good pics on my camera :-)
At last the day of my arrival was also the day I learned that it was good for me not staying longer in Hungary than only for a week.
No. 1: Kürtös kalacs
It consists of a stripe of dough, which is wrapped around a bar and baked over fire. During the baking it gets coated with butter, sugar and nuts, cinammon or whatever you want. Therefore it gets crispy outside and inside its mellow. If you should ever go to Hungary - TRY IT!!!
No. 2: Túró Rudi
Generally it's sweet curd coated with chocolate. At least in Budapest, you can get it EVERYWHERE - really. I saw it in every supermarket, in every candy machine at the metro, in every Princessa-bakery (which are also in every metro station) and they have it even at McDonald's. It costs about 0,30 EUR. Nevertheless, I'm sure to have spent at least 5 EUR on this stuff during this one week.
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