Capital Gains

Budapest Travel Blog

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I met up with my best friend Raft, his wife Szabs (her 30th being the reason behind our trip), Katy (Her chief brides maid) Neil (her other half) Me mate Dave, Froggy, and a couple Szabs is freindly with from Brum, James (J) and Kirtsy in Luton Airport. Spirits were high as this 'make shift' group spent those ordinarily tedious hours at the airport getting to know one another, as our nerves about the unknown dynamics the group would produce slowly manifested themselve into a cackling anticipation of what the weekend would hold.

Before long, we had touched down in Hungary's capital. After dropping off the luggage we headed out by foot into the town centre for some food, seing as Dave had gone 1 hour without passing something other than beer between his lips. Kirtsy, it turns out, is a vegetarian. And the first lesson I learnt was that Hungary's rustic approach to eating left little for those with a less functional, more sentimental use for the creatures with whom we share this planet. To me,Hungarian food is great. Meat. Basic, tasty Meat. With lots of pots.

Our Szabs guided us round Budapest as we took in the Chain Bridge, The Castle and the Parliament building. All of which are worthy of any City in the world in terms of their architectural prowess. Not least the Royal Palace which, by night, looks simply astounding beside Castle Hill and the Castle itself in the background.

Our day in Budapest was beautifully rounded off with an all you can eat (and drink, which pleased Dave) Hungarian restaurant, at fantastic value we paid little more than £10 for a colourful Hungarian Buffet supplemented by bespoke plates of meat coked in front of your very eyes from the grill.

Tomorrow we would set rails for Szabs hometown in time for a party in her local town hall...
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