Sightseeing and thermal bathes!
Trip Start Aug 24, 2009
126Trip End Mar 28, 2010
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We got a campsite for 3 nights in Budapest in an area about 30 minutes outside of the city. It's getting pretty late in the year so a lot of campsites are closed already and the ones that aren’t closed, are pretty empty. So although we don’t have much choice of campsite, we do get to choose our spot (Usually near the bathroom…it gets cold running to pee in the middle of the night)! This campsite turned out to be pretty nice with good free internet connection and a pet…yes that’s right it came with a pet. Our first night there we sat down for some scrambled eggs and ham and who showed up but a cute little kitty who after some persistent meowing and rubbing won herself some ham and eggs (happy kitty)
In between the camping and feeding of the kitty we enjoyed the sights of Budapest. It’s a city with a lot to see and it’s all very spread out. As we were walking around, unsure of what to do next, 2 german ladies walked up to us and offered us there hop-on-hop-off bus tickets. They said they were good for 3 days but they were leaving today so there was a day remaining on them. We thanked them and hopped on a bus! These tours are great because they take you to all the main sites in the city and tell you all about each place. You can decide to stay on the bus until the next site or get off and walk around. The buses come every 15 minutes so you can hop back on whenever it passes by again! These are usually 20$ each so we were lucky to get them for free and see all the sights. We were both tired of walking so we mostly stayed on the bus which was okay since you got a good view of the sites and the city from it (It was a 2 floor bus with no roof)
Well you can’t go to Budapest without going out for a night on the town. Its known for its late night partying and luckily we had guides to help us out! As I mentioned in the Bratislava blog a large amount of the people we met there were students from Budapest. 1 of the guys we met offered to take us out and show us around a bit so after meeting at his apartment and meeting his roommate the four of us went out for supper
Well the next day was departure day so we ate some Ramen noodles, packed up our van and headed to Poland. It’s not a quick trip to Poland and involves driving through the Slovakian Tatras (Their slightly smaller version of the Alps) so we took our time and spent a night in Brezno, Slovakia.