Christmas Day

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Christmas Day
Today is Christmas day and it’s a pretty mellow day. The rain is coming down in Budapest so it’s pretty wet, dark and ugly outside. Perfect because jetlag has set in and all I want to do is sleep, wake up and eat. This whole cycle goes on a few times during the day until about 5:30 when we head out to the city to visit family again. No matter what the weather is like, Budapest at night is beautiful. The lights of the city bring it to life. The buildings and the bridges are magnificently lit up so they can be seen from miles away. One great thing about it being Christmas is that there is hardly any traffic and it only takes minutes to get to the heart of Budapest.

Our visit with family is pretty uneventful, more wine, beer and palinka along with the little finger desserts.
Franz Liszt square


After sleeping, eating and visiting with family all day, we decided to go out to Franz Liszt Square. During my visit to Hungary in May, this was one of my favorite places to go at nighttime. The rain had finally stopped but the night was cold and windy. Walking through the square this time of years was definitely different. The patios were gone because of the frigid temperatures and everyone was indoors.

We went to our favorite restaurant/bar, Karma. It was nice and warm and cozy inside. I really enjoy the décor of this place, it’s an eclectic combination of Asian/Indian art. The same as the menu. We found a table on the third floor, sat down, ordered our dinkks and listened to music. The best part of the restaurant is the music they play. There is a DJ who plays down tempo house but as an added treat, he also plays live guitar. This adds to the music quite a bit because it gives it a bit of a unique flair.

We sat for a few hours listening to music and having some beers and decided to fight the cold and head back home.

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Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Franz Liszt square
Franz Liszt square
Budapest
photo by: Chokk