Budapest Revisited

December 23rd, 2009 by UFO in Traveling

More than two weeks ago me and Alina met each other in Budapest, where we spent longer weekend. For me it was, again, a big opportunity to forget about school and work and relax, at least for a little while. We planned to visit many sights that we had not before, so lying in bed was not an option :-).

Journey there was quite interesting, Alina was supposed to arrive to Budapest almost three hours before I was, but in the end, due to delays on both sides, we came in the same time. Sometimes a long delay is good for something, especially when you have to wait in the frozen train station with almost no place to sit.

Holy Crown of Hungary in Hungarian Parliament Building

First on our list of „places of interest“ was the ZOO. The place was nice, with lot of kinds of animals and interesting exhibitions, but as any other ZOO in winter, it was deserted. We should probably visit it again in summer to get the full picture. Next stop after ZOO was the Hungarian Parliament. Since the tickets for EU-citizens are free, the English tour had been „sold-out“ when we got there. Because of that we decided to take Russian tour. The guide was speaking slow, so I understood the bigger part of it. And what I did not, Alina explained to me later.

In the morning we started from Palvölgyi Cave, where we took a nice excursion, fortunately with English commentary. Later that day we also visited The Memento Museum, which is a museum with large exhibition of statues from the Soviet era and the Tropicarium, where we could see a lot of fish of different shapes and colours.

It was a very nice weekend for me, unfortunately I had to go back to school reality the next day :-(. If you plan to visit Budapest, I can only recommend it. But be prepared for quite high prices and complicated public transport system (at least from tourist's point of a view).

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