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Jul 9, 2004 - Budapest, Hungary

I just wanted to say goodbye to everyone, I will not be able to write. Have a good July and I will see all of you hopefully in a few weeks. Love to all - Agnes Budapest: Budapest, though I was only there for a short time, was gorgeous. An old city that is built beautifully on both sides of the Danube River. The old underground subway still exists and still runs as a part of everyday life. Stepping down into the subway station is like stepping back in time. The walls are tiled, the ticket booths are wooden and the train is so old and...

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Jul 2, 2004 - Hungary 1 (Budapest, Balaton, Danube bend)

Not surprisingly, Charlie's parents are really nice. They have a very nice house outside of the city that has all sorts of fruit trees and a garden in the back yard. My favorite has been the cherry trees. His mother makes the best cherry cake type thing and even made a cherry soup for my birthday. I also really like the city. For some reason it has a New York kind of vibe for me, although I'm not sure why since it's obviously smaller and the tallest building is like 20 stories. It has nice wide streets and side walks and the people seem to...

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Jun 29, 2004 - D: Budapest, Hungary

We had a surprisingly easy and comfortable 5 hour train ride from Timisoara, Romania to Budapest, Hungary. The international train was fast, clean, and really quite empty. Snow and I had an 8 person compartment all to ourselves. It gave me an opportunity to dive into Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown. Snow already read it and reviewed it in a previous entry. All I can add is it is truly a page-turner and is a must-read for anyone who has been to Rome. Unfortunately, our happy, mellow mood from a fast, comfortable travel day was seriously...

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Jun 27, 2004 - The longest train ride ever...

Pictures finally! I left Istanbul Friday night after Alan and I made a makeshift Mexican meal. Another trip to the grocery store and tortillas were substituted with pita bread, black beans with pinto beans and the salsa I found came in a pouch. What I also thought was cheese, was butter, much to my dismay when I opened the package. It served its purpose I guess. I'm tired of eating at restaurants. We went to the train station and got there early. I found a train on the tracks, but one of the cars said Sofia, so I assumed it wasn't mine. But...

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Jun 5, 2004 - Madyar Madness

The Hungarians (Madyars to them) have endured quite a past, mostly in the form of foreign occupation. But the city is grand, with a mix of Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Fifteen years of getting back to democratic rule have served them well. It is a thriving cosmpolitan city with a fun music scene, lots of cafe's, shops and of course their baths (which we will report on after testing first hand). I tell you, I never thought I would say this, but Bush looks pretty good when you learn the run of luck these folks have been ruled...

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Apr 17, 2004 - Budapest

And so by bus to the tenth country on our itinerary, Hungary. I was a bit miffed as I didn't get my passport stamped, and this time I didn't ask. Despite not being in the EU yet, the Hungarians and the Czechs don't seem to bother stamping EU passports as we never got a stamp when we passed through the Czech Rep on our way from Poland to Austria. Even Toy didn't get a Czech stamp. We left a beautiful day in Vienna behind and three hours later arrived in grey, wet Budapest. We eventually found our guest house which was absolutely gorgeous!...

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Sep 13, 2002 - Hungary - Budapest

Day 44 Friday 13 September Hungary - Budapest Im now in my 10th country. Hungary and the weather was crap today. Breakfast is in Room Service format a woman delivers it to my room. I didnt leave hotel until 11. First thing I Visa & Ticket did was go to Tourist Information and buy a Budapest Card. The metro system was too complicated to do it any other way. I headed out of town to the Romanian Embassy, there was a note on the door saying as of Jan 1 2001 these countries dont need visas, so i was OK. I then got a rail ticket to Brasov...

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