I have heard the theory that before you arrive in a country, you should know how to say “hello” and “I’m sorry”. Seems like a good start. In Hungarian, hello is hello as well as goodbye. That’s where simplicity ends. I still don’t know how to say I’m sorry. When I asked the waiter on our first night how to say “cheers” in Hungarian, he grew a snotty smirk and spat out this five syllable gem: egészségedre.
Budapest was a welcome “vacation from the vacation”. I was living luxury style in the Hotel Zichy Palazzo (or Enrico Palazzo as I like to call it).
Wednesday, September 16 – Printa Cafe, Budapest
We saw so much in Puda and Pest – mostly Pest. Special thanks to our buddy Rick Steves. I adapted to a new way of travel with this new voice in the mix: the guide book. Here’s what we covered with his help:
Monday – opera house, parliament, boat tour of Danube – Buda + Pest. Dinner: Russian spot – duck “p” word, dumplings
Tuesday – Castle Hill, WWII hospital, Szechenyi baths. Dinner: Museum – veal in paprika sauce, Bulls Blood blend, apricot brandy
Wednesday – Jewish quarter, great synagogue, Jewseum, lunch, cafe – here I am. Opus!
Carol – Hopefully you have more to your food notes than I do. Duck “p” word?