Monday 1 October 2012 - Monday 1 October 2012
It's too bad about the weather, because unlike Zacopane here it is very peaceful. But because of the weather we have decided to get out of Slovakia and head off to Budapest Hungary. The train to Brataslava, connecting on to Budapest is quite crazy. We haven,t quite got the art of rushing on and trying to get seats yet. It's like a free for all. Soon i'm sure i will lose my Canadian niceness and say WTF, time to push some of there rude Euros out of the way and get my seat. Even from Bratislava to Budapest we didn't get a seat, but this train had a Dining car, so we sat there for the last leg of the trip. As usual, when we get to where we're going we have to find a place to stay. Sometimes easy, sometimes not. Luckily here after we got off the train a nice old lady came up to us and told us about a suite she has right in the heart of Budapest. She said we didn't have to take it if we didn't like it. What the hell, am I gonna let a little old lady rob me? Her name was Maria, showed us how to buy bus tickets, and took us to her apartment on the bus. She rents out two apartments in her building, first telling us about her life and how she was born and raised in Budapest. She then told us of all the things to do in Budapest. She was not kidding when she said it was close to everything, it was right in the middle of everything. We made a very good choice trusting her and she trusting us, for this was a stroke of luck meeting her. And yes the price was about half of what we were expecting to pay. After unpacking we headed out on foot to explore, and were amazed at how beautiful Budapest is. You never know if you are going to like the next place, but we sure like it here.