Afternoon update from Budapest

Afternoon update from Budapest

I had a long afternoon and am a little worn out from all the walking, so I am not going to be writing much about my afternoon today... but I made sure to take an iPhone photo at each point along the way so I can at least update my readers on what I did today. I took hundreds more photos with my real camera and will get them edited and uploaded someday soon.

So... here's the short version of I have done this afternoon.

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Visiting a bath and a flea market in Budapest

Visiting a bath and a flea market in Budapest

Metro at 630 am to the park where the flea market and baths are. No coffee anywhere in sight.

In the center of the park are the baths. The building is gigantic, and when I went in at 7 am, the only other people there were older locals. In one bath I asked an older man if he spoke English and he just looked at me like I was a crazy person.

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Budapest coffeeshop, Terror Museum and more

Budapest coffeeshop, Terror Museum and more

I didn't know that there was a coffeeshop culture in Budapest, but once I learned of this, I had to visit one. I am at Muvesz cafe, which has been here since 1898. It may have once been a hangout for liberals and writers, but now it seems to be a stop for shoppers and tourists after their visits to Dolce as Gabbana and the Opera House across the street.

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First impressions of Budapest

First impressions of Budapest

After a 2 hour nap I tossed my camera in my messenger bag and headed out to explore in the direction the concierge suggested I go. It's completely different than what I expected... This feels much more like New York City or London than anything else. Below are some of my first impressions and observations about how it is different from Rome where I spent the last 3 weeks

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