Where is John Lama? travel blog

The enormous Hungarian Parliament Building, the largest building in the whole country.

The Danube River runs through the center of the city.

St. Stephen's Basilica, named in honour of Stephen, the first King of...

The Museum of Applied Arts

This is a great street full of shops and restaurants just a...

I met this little French Bulldog puppy named Panda while exploring.

The Four Seasons hotel in Budapest is spectacular.

This is the lobby of the Four Seasons hotel.

There is a huge market just a few streets from where I...

The market had a strudel stand, complete with this charming message in...

Zoli and Molly enjoying their strudel. There were no complaints after leaving...

 

This is a small church near where I was staying that had...

The front of St. Stephen's Basilica.

Budapest has the second oldest underground railway in the world.

This is an electric "smart car".

We went out for Italian food with a couple of Zoli and...

Molly and Zoli brought me to a "ruin bar" which was basically...

Buda Castle is the historical castle complex of the Hungarian kings in...

Budapest is also known for its natural thermal springs. This is the...

This is the hot spring fed pool inside the Gellert Hotel. I...

The Gellert also had pools outside.

I love these great vegetable stands on the streets in Europe.

This adorable kid held the door for me as I was leaving...

I took a tour of the Hungarian Opera House. They wanted me...

The opera house is constructed entirely of Hungarian materials, with the exception...

One initial function of this grand staircase is to allow women to...

Zoli and Molly brought me to a great and authentic Chinese restaurant.

My last night we went to Margaret Island which is located in...

Margaret Island has a dozen huge clubs which are open 24 hours....

Budapest easily won the Best Nightlife award on my trip. The whole...


us $1 = 200 Forint

My initial plan was to make Munich, Germany my last stop, but during the trip I found out my friends Molly and Zoli had moved back to Budapest and they invited me to visit. It was great to have a couple locals to show me the sites in Hungary. Budapest seemed like a less touristy and more liveable city than Prague.

Budapest became a single city in 1873 when the towns on each side of the Danube River, Buda and Pest, were joined. I explored both sides of the river during my four days here, and Zoli and Molly showed me some places I would never have found on my own.



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