My First Visit in Budapest, Hungary

Let me greet you first a Happy New Year 2013!  I  hope that  you gladly welcome the new year. I also hope that you are all  doing good. I can’t complain until now since a lot of wonderful things happened during  the first week of the year.  There is only one not so good news and I hope that it will be  fine soon.   I am praying that one of my wishes for this year  will come true. That is, to have a vacation back in my home country.

Let me go back to my main topic.  Last 2011, I had the chance to go to the  capital city of  Hungary. I can’t imagine that I was able to visit  Budapest. It was indeed a dream came true.  I can’t imagine  that I finally stepped on this land.

We took a bus trip when  we went there last summer 2011. My dear  friend Jean was with me.  Our trip started in Regensburg, Germany which is around  525 kilometers to our hotel in Gyor, Hungary. Normally when you drive  with the car going there, it will only take  around 5-6 hours driving. Since  the maximum speed of  most buses in Europe is only around 100 kmh, it took us almost 8 hours to arrive in our hotel in Gyor. That is including the  breaks or stop-over we made along the way.

Many of my friends have been telling me that Budapest is a beautiful city. I agree with them. There are a lot of sights to see and it is not so expensive compared to other  capital cities in Europe. Among the sights we experienced   are the Chain Bridge, the Fisheman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, the Gellert Hill, Heroes’ Square and the Parliament.  The highlight of our trip was when we  witnessed the fireworks  at the Danube River during its National Holiday  last August 2011.

It was so far a  fabulous  trip we had. Of course, I still want to visit this city again when I have the chance and  finances.  I took some  images  for you to see.

St. Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary-©

View of the  Parliament in Budapest, Hungary from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Taken last August 2011.

St. Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary-©

St. Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary-


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