Day 1, 2010
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January 1st, 2010 – by: breezejen
At home we have our last family get together. We had another traditional Hungarian meal. For New Years, itâ€™s lentil soup. My understanding is that by eating lentil soup, youâ€™ll have a prosperous and lucrative year. I was just happy to have something warm and tasty that would prevent me from autodigesting and if it brings me good karma for the new year, well thatâ€™s just an added bonus.
We still needed to pack before our return flight home in the morning and I still wanted to go to Heroâ€™s Square but we didnâ€™t have to energy to move. So we decided on a nap instead. When we woke up it was completely pitch dark outside. After debating on packing or procrastinating and doing something more enjoyable, we decided go to Heroâ€™s Square.
At night Heroâ€™s Square is spectacular. The statues are brilliantly lit up and the crowds arenâ€™t overwhelming. I really didnâ€™t get a good idea of who or what the statues were of or why they were significant, but it was still neat to see.
We went to Franz Liszt square one last time grabbed a couple of lattes at CafÃ© Karma (it had only been a few hours since weâ€™d been there last). It seemed like the party atmosphere was still in the air. All along the square there were heated lamps with tons of people outside. Makes me wonder if they had gone home at all. At least in CafÃ© Karma the vibe was a little more relaxed, no loud music, just people having dinner. We sat for a while listening to downtempo music then decided that we really need to get home to pack. We said goodbye to the DJ, good bye to Karma and Franz Liszt square then good bye to Budapest.
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