Catch up with great friends
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Out of the city we head towards the natural springs where, we are told, have natural waterfalls with calcium deposits and cascading thermal water over the rocks. After befriending a lady in the local village for directions which we received in English, French, German and Hungarian, we head to the first of two sites
Smelly water and two hours later, we leave to head towards our friends who live in Budapest.
Arriving in Budapest, we navigate to Evi’s house (with a very simple map). Thankfully we never got lost. Polishing off the wine from Eger, we have a good catch up and laugh into the evening.
Day 1 Budapest – We make it into the city to catch up with our second friend (Dori) who was working with a Hungarian youth group from around the world who have returned to see Hungary for themselves. Coffee and several laughs later, Dori arranges us passes into the Budapest theme park that evening so we can continue to catch up. Again we overdid it that day and walked around the city until our legs dropped off (sites: Citadel.... Fruit markets in a wonderful old building... Simpla, a funky bar made up of off pieces of furniture in a funky warehouse feeling building)
Day 2 Budapest – Shopping for new shorts for Soren, a strainer for Evi and a wander of the city again. That evening we treated ourselves to a movie (Inception) in which we totally loved watching!!!
Leaving Budapest, Soren gets side swiped by an overtaking motorist which made him very mad. Luckily no damage done except a bit of road rage from Soren.
Memories of Hungary
- Catching up with some great Hungarians who actually smile and have fun (Evi and Dori). Sadly the majority of their fellow citizens do not know how to smile.
- Real thermal spa’s with the real smell
- Avoiding the highways as there was a road tax to use the roads.