The beauty of Middle-Eastern Europe

Trip Start Nov 24, 2006
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Trip End Jun 28, 2008


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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

POLSKI:
O 9 rano obudzil mnie Marcin i kazal wstawac. Zjedlismy sniadanie (wliczone w cene noclegu), a w miedzyczasie, gdy Marcin nastawil pol chleba na grzanki w opiekaczach, ucielismy sobie mila pogawedke z pewna Kanadyjka. Po kilku jej zdaniach juz wiedzialam skad znam ten akcent - pochodzila z Toronto, tak jak moja przyjaciolka Hania :D. Zanim sie spakowalismy itp., zrobila sie 1 popoludniu. Obsluga hostelu pozwolila nam zostawic w nim swoje bagaze (czy juz wspomnialam, jacy byli mili?), wiec ja i Marcin swobodnie ruszylismy na, tym razem dzienny, spacer po miescie. Nie wiem, ile kilometrow zrobilismy na nogach, ale sporo. Marcin zywi podobne uczucia do Budapesztu, co ja do Lizbony, czyli chcialby tam kiedys zamieszkac. Umowilismy sie, ze zalozymy po hostelu w obu miastach i bedziemy sie odwiedzac, za kazdym razem Marcin przyjedzie do mnie z kawa, a ja z czekolada do niego :).
Chodzilismy uliczkami, jezdzilismy poldarmowym metrem (maja bardzo stary system, wiem ze to nieuczciwe, ale kasowalismy srednio co czwarty bilet), podziwialismy parki i architekture. Znalezlismy m.in. synagoge ukryta gdzies w glebi uliczki, miedzy kamienicami. Do tego, zeby dostac sie do srodka, trzeba bylo przejsc przez szereg pomieszczen. To pokazuje, jak niebezpieczne  musialo byc tu  kiedys  wyznawanie  Jahwe.
Wrocilismy do hostelu po 17tej, pozwolono nam wziac prysznic (a przeciez doba hostelowa minela nam dawno temu!), pogadalismy z obsluga i czas bylo ruszac dalej. Wsiedlismy w metro, a nastepnie pociag poza miasto, zeby wydostac sie z Budapesztu. Dojechalismy do Szentedre i stamtad ponownie stopem. Szlismy przez kilka km, zrobilo sie ciemno, a ja ze zmeczenia stalam sie marudna. Juz dobrze po zmroku zatrzymal sie jakis Wegier i zawiozl nas do Esztergom, miasteczka graniczacego mostem ze Slowacja...
 
ENGLISH:
I was woken up at 9 am by Marcin, that told me to get up. We ate a breakfast (included in the price for the stay), and while Marcin`s half a bread`s cob was being made in toasters, we had a nice conversation with a certain Canadian girl. After a few words she said I already found out where did I know that accent from - she was from Toronto, just like my friend Hanna :D. By the time we packed our stuff etc., it was already 1 pm. The hostels crew would let us leave our luggage there (didn`t I mention how nice they were?), so me and Marcin went to explore the city, this time during the day. I don`t know how many miles we had walked, but it was a lot. Marcin has the same feelings to Budapest as I do to Lisbon, he`d like to live there one day. We made a deal that each of us would open a hostel in those 2 cities and we`d be visiting each other, where Marcin would bring me a coffee each time and I`d bring him a chocolateJ . We had been walking in the streets, taking metro half-for-free (they have a really old system, I know it wasn`t honest but we`d punch like every fourth ticket), and we were admiring the parks and architecture. We found, for instance, a synagogue hidden somewhere deeply in a street, in between tenement houses. Moreover, to get inside, you had to go through quite a few rooms. It speaks for itself, how dangerous used to be believing in Yahweh.
We came back to the hostel after 5 pm, and we were allowed to take showers (even though our hostel night had finished quite a few hours before!), we had a chat with the crew and it was time to move forward. We took a metro line, then a train going out of the city, in order to get off Budapest. We arrived to Szentedre and from there we started hitchhiking again. We`d walked a couple of miles and it got dark, and from the tiredness I became peevish. It was already well dark when a certain Hungarian guy stopped for us and took us to Esztergom, a town having a bridge bordering with Slovakia...
 
 
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