Showing posts with label budapest. Show all posts
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Budapest: to whet your appetite

Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Once more, we'll try to tempt some of you to take a trip to Budapest this Christmas, especially those of you that live just a train ride away. We just couldn't bare to leave some of these experiences/moments unpublished/unshared, sitting in our hard drives.

Boat rides on the Danube, floating past the great Parliament House, photographing it through the window - reflections and all. Seeing little retro cars like the Trabant, and hearing the stories from their Communist past. The wonderful markets and being able to devour the heavenly orange-jam filled cookies by the 10 fold (O yes, I do remember the very way it melts away in your mouth and stays chewy in the centre!!). Having the cookies daily with a perfect cup of Nespresso. Clinging onto the handles of the metro as it's being driven rampantly, jolting back and forth on the sharp brakes and hard accelerates.
The quirky soothing interiors of the metro. Heads swimming with numerous confusing place names, unable to tell them apart.

Nerves jittering with excitement at these thoughts.


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1.Parliament House and grey day. 2.The Trabant. 3.Cookies at the Great Market Hall (it was orange jam btw.). 4.Metro interiors. 5.Coffee Break in the apartment. 6.Metro details. 7.Details of the Chocolate-dipped orange cookies and nespresso we devoured. 8.More cookies at the Great Market Hall. 9.Pest waterfront. 10.Trainstation, leaving for Krakow. 11.Rush hour at Pest.

Budapest: in all its grandeur

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Once in a while, everyone has a desire to go on a journey/ see something fresh outside of that 'everyday' they live in. These photos are from our travels earlier this year. I can't even believe that I was traveling through the land of 'The Room' magazine! Budapest.

Before then, I had no idea what Budapest would be like. I didn't know what to expect. Firstly, our trip in was definitely difficult. Apparently the pilot didn't show up for work and one had to be flown in all the way from London.

We arrived into Budapest just after sunset but what struck us most was its sheer grandeur. The scale of the buildings that lined the sidewalks, the wide boulevards, civic landmarks - all traces of the Hapsburg. But the most inspiring of all is that within this beautiful, imperial city fabric an old world charm is very much alive! If felt like people took pride in their culture, their arts and craft, their finesse.

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1.View of Budapest from Castle Hill. 2.Archaded sidewalks. 3.Near Dorottya Galeria. 4.Vorosmarty ter. 5.Umbrella trail down Vaci Utca. 6.Glass roof in 4 Seasons. 7.Elaborate draincaps. 8.The Little Prince. 9.Area around St Stephen's Basilica. 10.Amazing cakes in Jégbüfé. 11.State Opera House. 12.More desserts from Jégbüfé. 13. Art Nouveau window grille in 4 Seasons.