Monday, June 25, 2007
I love Budapest. It isn't at all what I was expecting. I guess I was expecting a more war-torn third world type country, but it is actually very pretty and looks like the pictures I have seen of London. Yesterday we arrived in Budapest on the Pest side which is the nice side of the city. Our hostel is one of the nicest we have stayed in the whole trip. We walked up one of the main streets to an area that had some statues, a zoo, a park, a museum, and a castle. It was a lot of stuff crammed into one area. This morning we woke up really early and checked out the Parlimant(sp?) building that was designed to look like the British Parlimant. Then we saw St Stephens Basilica and a bunch of communist statues. We then took a tram over to the Buda side of the city which is a little bit more ghetto and more how you imagine Budapest to be. We were trying to find a Chinese Market but we couldn't find it so we walked up this huge hill to a church that looked over the whole city. Budapest has been great and tomorrow morning we are leaving for Prague.