Sunday, 15 October 2006

Kate's Birthday Trip to Budapest

It was Kate's 28th birthday on October 4th.


We decided to celebrate by going to Budapest for the weekend. Oh, what a treat... Just me and three wonderful ladies, Kate, Sophie and Kym. I was so excited, I forgot my pyjamas!


We walked all over Buda and Pest, exploring both towns. We first went to a hill in Buda visiting a church built into a cave.



We went up to the top of the hill and decided to visit a war memorial, which was very poignant. In the evening we discovered a little local pub which served food. We had a good meal and of course we had to try the Unicum - a local herbal liquor, which I thought tasted good, despite what the others thought.


The next day, we did more sight-seeing, visited the catacombs with fake cavemen paintings on the wall, but nevertheless was very interesting.


They even had a fountain of wine.


Afterwards we went to see the Fisherman's Bastion and Buda Castle.


In the evening we had a lovely fancy dinner, with musicians playing, while we enjoyed yet another fine meal.
On our last day, we went to the thermal baths in Pest, where we spent a few hours trying out every pool and just relaxing before we took the plane back home.