Budapest Day 2-3

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Budapest Day 2-3: 11-4/5-06

We have moved into our hostel which happened to be just down the road
from the apartment we were staying in. It is a nice place but is a bit on
the cold side. We said our goodbyes to Kelly from Canada and now we are
back to 2, Colin and I. The rest of the day we relaxed at the hostel and tried
to recover from the last few days of hectic travel. Around dinner time I
was able to get a hold of the local who said he would take us out on the
town and show us some sites. Colin and I got a bite to eat at a place called
Walhalla’s. It was alright, but the service really sucked. It is a
rare thing to get good service over here in Europe, very hit or miss. Chris
from Budapest meet up with us at the restaurant, and took us out to see some
city sites. We walked for a bit talking bikes; he is a fellow mountain
biker. After walking for a bit we jumped on a tram and used that to get
around. He took us down to see the Chain Bridge, Parliament, and some other very
impressive sites. Chris is a very cool guy, he learned his English from
just talking with people and watching American TV. Colin was not feeling too
well so we went back to the hostel and Chris and I went out to a club. We
meet up with some girls he knows from Spain and hit the town. The club was your
typical dance club you would find in most any US city. Every once and
awhile they would play a Hungarian dance song which was cool to hear since I
can hear the other music they were playing back at home. We partied it up
until the wee hours of the morning. Around 03:30 we all crashed and decided
to go out for gyros; that hit the spot! I finally crawled into my bed around

I woke up Sunday afternoon around 11:00; spent the rest of the day
recovering from the long night. Colin and I finally went out to see
some sites during the evening while it was raining. Today must be some kind
of Remembrance Day because there were a bunch of people at this memorial
commemorating the 1956 uprising. There is also candles all over the
city in places where I am guessing people died during the uprising. The rain
was coming down too much to get any filming in, I did get a few shots of
things with the camera but it is just lousy weather for that. Chris is going
to take us out tonight to show us the best view of the city from atop
Castle Hill. I will for sure be getting some pictures and film of that! This
city is a photographers prefect dream city. It’s about time to go eat so I
will sign off and go get some grub.
Tomorrow we are heading out to the Statue Park where all the communist
statues are stored that use to be all around the city.

This is Judge signing off from Budapest.
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