06-14-16 A lazy day in Budapest

We joined up with our friends Gloria and Jerry and walked over to the hop on – hop off giraffe bus and headed out for the day. This 2-hour bus ride had something like 23 different stops but we only hopped off a couple of times. Commentary covers the sites and some Hungarian history and cuisine,  bus tour top of bus bus tour dcl & jpl  so it is a lovely way to meet Budapest on a sunny June day.

dinner 5-14 drinks group 2
Celebrating a nice dinner with great Rose.
dinner 5-14 Restaurant entrance us
Lovely restaurant.
wine at lunch
Rose, snacks and a nice place to just sit and relax.
Linden Tree
The flowers on these trees were perfuming the air all around.

Our first stop was the covered market, because a hat and mementos had to be purchased along with a food snack or two.  Vendors were selling all kinds of foods – meet stands,   Yellow bus - market nuts 1  nuts  and  market stuff gifts of all kinds.  Janeen and Gloria were on the hunt for a new hat  market jpl smiling  for Gloria and they both got new a new purse. market us with new purses   Architecture that stands out are the 18th and 19th century buildings, but there are plenty of 1000-1600 examples as well. outside market fancy building top 1  This building had a lovely mosaic at the top and appeared to have been recently restored.  Our entire route was scented by the blooming Linden trees that Janeen had to find out about.     Having traveled full circle, we found a late afternoon table for a snack and bottle of rose  before returning to the Corinthia Hotel to set our appetites for Italian hospitality and Hungarian recipes as well at Comme Chez Soi.  This Italian flavored restaurant is listed as #1 in Trip Advisor and we had a lovely time!

boat tour parlament 10
Parliment Building
boat tour - night sky
The evening sky over the Buda side of Budapest
boat tour castle 3
The Castle on the hill above Buda.

After dinner, we boarded a boat for an evening tour along the Danube which was lovely.

Tomorrow we check out of our Hotel and board the River Cruise!

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