Driving back to Budapest

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Our panzio in Rottau, Germany
Today was another travel day so there was no hurry in getting anywhere, or getting up for that matter. We took our time waking up for breakfast, having our last meal with Herre Schmidt and packing our things. I really enjoyed our panzio as the service and the meals were outstanding.

We finally got on the road and headed back to Budapest. We said goodbye to Germany and the lovely little Alpine villages. We drove through Austria and said goodbye to magnificent mountain range. Before we knew it, we were back in Budapest fighting against traffic and fog to get back home safely.

At home we had a fantastic goulash prepared for us by one of the neighbors. After dinner, and the long drive, a nap was seriously in need.
Austrian Alps
We figured we were cooped up for most of the day, that we’d venture off during the evening time and have some fun (without the parents of course). We woke up about 10:30 and were ready to hit the town.

We ended up at Franz Liszt square again (it’s such a sure thing, why risk anything else?). This time, we decided to venture off to a different locale. We ended up at Café Vian. It’s about 4 doors down from our favorite place Café Karma, but the mood and atmosphere couldn’t be any different. Café Vian is bright and more cafeteria like than Karma and the music seems to be streamed in by some very mundane, top 40 station. It wasn’t great but it was tolerable. Since it was freezing cold outside, all the patrons were indoors. And, despite the late hour, many people were having dinner.
Cafe Vian, Franz Lizts Square, Budapest
I’m so use to eating before 8:00 pm, that a meal after that just seems so wrong. Regardless, people were thoroughly enjoying themselves. The down side of this place is that everyone seemed to be smoking. I don’t understand how someone could enjoy a meal with a cloud of smoke hovering over them. Doesn’t the smoke get into your meal and make you feel like you’re ingesting tar and tobacco? I don’t get it. The beer was good and the atmosphere kept us entertained. By the time we left, at 1:00 am , the place was still bustling and people were still ordering food. I guess that goes to show for something.

Anyway, the night was done for us, we decided to go home, get some rest and prepare for the next few days.

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Our panzio in Rottau, Germany
Our panzio in Rottau, Germany
Austrian Alps
Austrian Alps
Cafe Vian, Franz Lizts Square, Bud…
Cafe Vian, Franz Lizts Square, Bu…
Austrian village
Austrian village
Bye bye Germany
Bye bye Germany
Bye bye Austria
Bye bye Austria
Budapest
photo by: Chokk