Evan and I are home from our travels. Both of us agree that of the three cities we visited, Budapest, Vienna and Prague, we liked Budapest the best. The others are no slouches, mind you, but there was something very charming about Budapest. I’m not sure if it was the beautiful (and sometimes stunning) waterfront, the easy subway accessibility or the friendly people that did it for me, but I really enjoyed being there.
We got in around 11 am their time after flying all night. So after checking in to our hotel and taking a brief nap, we figured the best way to spend what we could manage of our first afternoon was to take a boat ride. We actually enjoyed the boat ride so much, that we went back on our last evening there and cruised through Budapest in the dark. So to get started, here are some pics I took as we floated down the Danube admiring the sights in Budapest.
|This is the Liberty Bridge built in 1896 for the Millennium World Exhibition.|
|The Margaret Bridge has an unusual Y construction. One branch goes to Margaret Island.|
|The spectacular Parliament Building glowing in the evening light.|
|The Chain Bridge at night.|
|The Liberty Bridge at night.|
|The Parliament Building at night.|
|Evan and I are celebrating that we actually managed to negotiate our way down to the boat with two hours of sleep.|