Category Archives: Budapest 2015

Leaving Budapest

When we arrived in Budapest, a little over a week ago, it was night time and we couldn’t really see anything beyond massive Tesco and Burger King billboards. Today we left in the morning and though the fog remained, it … Continue reading

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A diotoro

Way back in April, when we started booking stuff for Christmas, I thought it would be a lovely surprise to book three seats for The Nutcracker. Not for me but for mum. Mirinda knew of course, but I knew she’d … Continue reading

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Stupid carbon rod

A couple of funny things happened today. The funniest by far was the chap who attempted to sit on air which he mistook for a seat at a tram stop. His wife/girlfriend/partner/sister who had successfully managed to sit on the … Continue reading

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A little Hungary

Today included quite a bit of public transport. In all, we caught four trams and a bus (our first bus in Budapest) and did a bit of walking between sights. Our first visit (having traversed the city in a sort … Continue reading

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Sobering day

The mosaic above seems like the best way to begin today’s post. While we ended our touristy stuff on a pleasant note, it began far more sombre and desperately sad. We went and visited the House of Terror, something that … Continue reading

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And then the drilling started

Our lovely, luxurious, seemingly quiet accommodation turned out to be more like a building site as the clock moved towards 9:30. Mirinda was not best pleased. She rang up reception and told them what she thought of them. Given the … Continue reading

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Kate & George and the potato plate

What a day. Described as “the worst holiday day we’ve ever had!” and “The day your mum’s knees died!” it was not a very nice one. Not that it didn’t have it’s moments. At least a couple, anyway. There was … Continue reading

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The woman in seat 6F

One of the amazing things about Valium is how you can just observe what’s happening around you, no matter how close, and remain detached; an observer rather than directly involved in what’s happening. This is very fortunate and, clearly, an … Continue reading

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