Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Viena et Budapest

So I have to apologize.  I don't think this is going to be a very good blogpost about the last two cities of our trip.  It's over a month after and the details are a little fuzzy.

We got to Vienna and found our hotel.  It was a nice hotel, but very much like the others.  It was in a great area and the next day, we asked the front desk where we could hop on one of those bus tours.  We walked into the city center, passing the most beautiful buildings I've seen in Europe.  We hopped on the bus and spent the day driving around.  That night, Dad and I actually went to a former Palace and heard a concert of Mozart's music in the same hall that he performed when he was alive.  That was probably the highlight of the city.

The after that, we had only Budapest left to discover.  We left Vienna in the evening, arriving three hours later in Budapest.  The hotel there was the nicest we had stayed in.  Because Hungary is a former eastern bloc country, they still are relatively cheaper than the rest of Europe.  At dinner that night, Dad and I decided we wanted to do a walking tour of Budapest, so we e-mailed the company we saw online and set it up.  It was literally me, Dad and our guide for six hours.

Budapest was a beautiful city, but I wish I could have seen it a hundred and fifty years ago.  Everything was built in the second half of the nineteenth century.  It almost made the buildings look a little sad by comparison.  You could clearly see how beautiful everything looked when it would have been brand new, but today a lot of the buildings facades had fallen into semi-disrepair.

Budapest really was beautiful though.  I do want to stress that.  If you want to see a good view of the city, actually watch Katy Perry's "Firework" video.  We went to all of the major landmarks you see in that video.

After we finished the tour, we were both pretty pooped.  We didn't want to do a whole lot, so we went back to the hotel and rested.  Then we had dinner.  We decided to fly from Budapest back to Munich, so we had to get to the airport the next day.  Then one night in Munich at the airport hotel and I was back in  Paris!

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