Second Day in Budapest – It Snowed!

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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…..

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Budapest’s Chain Bridge

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Memorial to Murdered Jews

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Hungarian Souveniers at the Market Hall

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Foil Covered Chocolate Devils for the Holidays

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It’s Easiest to Drink Coca Cola Light.

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