Postcard from Budapest and Vienna

Reading Charles Wasserman “Tagebuch der Freiheit” -a journalist writing about Hungary in 1956-fascinating.

Postcards from the Edge (of the West Country)

I can’t believe that someone hadn’t made me go to Budapest before — it really is the most amazing city and I urge you to visit at the earliest opportunity if you haven’t already!

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Split into two parts by the Danube, Buda and Pest, it’s full of amazing architecture and green spaces. Budapest is also renowned for its hot springs and there are loads of places where you can take to the water.

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I also got to fulfil a long held dream and eat soup out of a bread bowl!

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On the second of our two full days there we bought a 24 hour city card which gave us unlimited travel plus free access to the St Lukacs baths (and some free and discounted museum entries, but the weather was so glorious that we didn’t go to any of these). We started off with our visit to the baths, which…

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