Monday, April 8, 2013


The last stop on our trip was Budapest, Hungary. One of the best things about Budapest was how cheap it was. We had a three course meal for under ten dollars!

We went on a free tour of the city, and learned a lot about Budapest and some famous people from Hungary. According to our tour guide, Yoda got his awesome speech patterns from having his lines translated from English to Hungarian and back to English. Oh, and Hungarian is not latin or slavic based so... pretty much complete lack of cognates.

We spent the time exploring the city and eating lots and lots of food. We also went to the House of Terror, which told about the history of the USSR, and the Budapest Holocaust Memorial. 

Budapest has awesome subway cars. I want one. 

Emily and Rachel went home on Sunday, but Katie and I had another day in the city before we went home, and we decided to spend it at the Szechenyi Baths. Best. Decision. Ever. It was great to spend a day relaxing, and it was the first time in weeks that I felt warm.

While at the baths, we got these awesome bracelets that were our locker keys and tickets to the baths. They were pretty spiffy. We spent about four hours there before meandering back to our hostel, stopping on the way for some terrible Mexican food.

I had a really great trip, but I think my next two week backpacking trip will be through forests or something, not through cities. 


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