Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 11th July 2012


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Grateful we climbed to the top of St Istvan’s cathedral.

20120711 View from St Istvan's Cathedral

Love the colourful tiled roof. This was also where we saw a very moving exhibit on the Soviet’s treatment of many Priests during the years after WWII.

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 10th July 2012


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Grateful for Simon being able to do this in the Buda part of Budapest.

20120710 chippy at Fisherman's Bastian

Days of Gratitude – Monday 9th July 2012


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Today we were in Hungary so we learnt something about the Hungarian history and enjoyed visiting Heroes Square a fantastic reminder for them of the important people (well men) who have shaped Hungary.  Then we saw this …20120709 Hungarian Thermal Baths

A beautiful old building.  And where are we?  In a swimming complex … of course!  Grateful for a wonderful day of fun at the Szechenyi Baths (http://www.szechenyibath.com/) being soaked in Hungarian History.  Outside it looks like this …

20120709 swimming szechenyi bath

So many pools and saunas and a wonderful day.

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 8th July 2012


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Grateful for free bags of cold drinking water in Budapest on a hot and humid day. The bags were really good ‘cos you could use them like an icepack first and then drink them after you’d cooled your face and arms down. (The bags were in crates at the other side of this tent).

 

20120708 water tent

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 7th July 2012


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Grateful for being in Hungary with the ‘monopoly money’.  A 20,000 FT note from the ATM! The surprising thing is that it actually goes a fair way.  Beautiful dinner (I had perfectly cooked Salmon) and too much wine cost 14,000 FT (less than $60 AUS).  Don’t even talk to me about what this would have cost in Switzerland.

20120707 Hungarian money