Second Day in Budapest – It Snowed!


Friday, December 2, 2011

A beautiful dusting of snow for my second day in Budapest!  Fun day today –  after searching down the Railway Office to have my rail pass validated, I walked downtown to take a closer look of the famous Chain Bridge, the Parliament Building  and to see a Memorial to Murdered Jews  where in WWII  many were shot by the Nazis on the  banks of the Danube River.  The next stop was the Great Market Hall where I had a lesson in Hungarian cusine. You see, they sell produce and meats – EVERY kind of meats imaginable and……. unimaginable.  I doubt I will ever get  the image out of my head of the pigs feet ( piles of them), chicken feet (piles of them) and chicken heads, with their eyes closed thank God, (piles of them). On a much cheerier note, the top floor of the Market was full of souvenirs.

Did I mention how foggy Budapest is ?  So all of those great look out points to see the city  landscapes – great spots to see a lot of nothing. I had a  ticket for a free boat ride but decided there wouldn’t be much to see since it is even foggier by the water. No wonder the tickets were free   .  But entertainment can be found anywhere and during  a stop  in the  grocery store, beside the foil wrapped chocolate Santas,  we found foil wrapped chocolate devils. Something for every child, or adult,  I presume…..

Tomorrow an all-day train ride  to Ljubljana, Slovenia…..


Budapest’s Chain Bridge


Memorial to Murdered Jews


Hungarian Souveniers at the Market Hall


Foil Covered Chocolate Devils for the Holidays


It’s Easiest to Drink Coca Cola Light.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dane
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 16:55:04

    Looks great Jeannie & Mike. Keep the updates coming. Love to "travel" with you!



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