30th Dec 2010 - Berlin and Budapest
Hop on hop off bus around Budapest
The breakfast is getting a bit boring already but had it as it saves money on food later in the day
Got to the starting point for the hop on hop off bus. It has about 15 stops in all. A cold day but no more snowing. I cant say this is the most exciting city ever and really there was noting to show us on the bus. i eventually got off at the Castle district - lots of museums in the actual castle itself but it was the surrounds that was more interesting. Just wandered around really and took photos. Did the toilet thing - smallest ever - difficult with winter clothing and a back pack and a wet floor that you did not want to put your back pack on. Decided not to go to any of the museums as all had entrance fees and unless they are recommended find them a bit boring. A river runs thru Budapest - one side used to be called Buda and the other Pest and when they became one city it was called Budapest. the Buda side is the hilly part and the Pest side is the low ground. Hot chocolate and mulled wine stalls everywhere as there was in berlin - no sausages in bread though which is a bit disappointing.
Back on the bus and went up around the citadel - got off at the enxt stop to go on the boat trip - not many others did but the directions werent that good so by the time I found where I needed to go the boat had just departed. After looking around the area and it being nearly dark i got a taxi back to the hotel and sat in the lobby area with a book Stephen Leather's Rough Justice (excellent) and had an early dinner and a coffee and a hot chocolate.
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