Budapest, Hungary 2012- Last day in Hungary

We decided to start the day by finding out where is the shopping mall. We have been in only one shopping mall called “West End City Centre“.  It has 400 shops and it is the most impressive and largest shopping mall in Budapest. It is located next to the Nyugati Train Station. West End is open from Monday-Saturday at 10:00am-09:00pm, every Sunday from 10am-06:00pm.

After shopping we headed back to the hotel, and leave our belongings and enjoyed our last moment in Hungary. We walked again and there I noticed this small building with interesting architecture.

Calvinist Church  Budapest, Hungary- daylight photo

Calvinist Church Budapest, Hungary daylight photo

Calvinist Church Budapest, Hungary-night photo

Calvinist Church Budapest, Hungary-night photo

We went to passage and reached this called “Adam clark Tunnel“  with stop light under the Buda Castle.

Adam Clark Tunnel Budapest- Photo from a distance

Adam Clark Tunnel Budapest Photo from a distance

Adam Clark Tunnel Budapest, Hungary

Adam Clark Tunnel Budapest, Hungary

After sometime we decided to finally go to Royal Palace which is at the top, and we needed the lift which is like hundred years old; in order to reach the top. Continue reading

Budapest, Hungary 2012- Second day

As we woke up the other morning, we headed out and visit the other famous bridge on our lists and it is known as “Margaret Bridge”.  It was the bridge in a yellow paint and just like the “Chain Bridge” it is a two road lane with cycling path and walking path in each side. It is also crosses the Danube river just like the others. Margaret Bridge has total length of 637.5 meters. It is also the second oldest public bridge in Budapest. There was also pedestrian located almost at the middle of the bridge so people can cross from each side, because Margaret Bridge is connected to this called “Margaret Island”.

Margaret Bridge from a distance.

Margaret Bridge from a distance.

Margaret Bridge Budapest, Hungary

Margaret Bridge Budapest, Hungary

Margaret Island is a long Island connected to Margaret Bridge. When you enter the Island, you can immediately say what this long island can offer to you, and of course what you will see for first is this called “The Centennial Memorial”. You can also rent family bikes or normal bikes to some locals inside the Margaret Island, because it is surely a long walk if you would do it, and trust me; you’ll not going to even see what’s at the middle of the Island, because you’ll immediately be exhausted (Just like what happened to me and my husband.) We never been to anywhere further, because we were so exhausted, then we realized we should have rent a bike so we can all have seen what was there. As I looked at the map, there was the “Water Tower”, but as I told you we never reached that area. Anyway, one thing I can surely say is that; it was a good nature there, and if you feel like doing some sports, and bicycling; well I guess that was a pretty enough good place for that. Continue reading

Budapest, Hungary 2012

Budapest is the capital and largest city in Hungary. It is the combined city names “Buda” and “Pest”.  To become a single and largest city they were combined and using its names, it is now called “Budapest”.  Their currency is called “Forint”. They have bigger amounts on their bill. (e.g. 100 dollars, is about 2,000 of crowns here in Czech; it depends upon the rate of exchange, but in Hungarian Forint it is about 20,000 forint.) For first time, you will be confused and really make a little mess in the head, when paying, especially those who are bad in Math. (Like me!)

Hungarian Forint

Hungarian Forint

I didn’t study much about the history of the city so I’m sorry if I will be giving you just few information this time. One thing I knew was they have these four most popular bridges in Hungary called “Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, and the Liberty Bridge”.

As I mentioned more than a week back, we went to Budapest, Hungary for three days to look around and observed. We left last June 9, and arrived to Hungary about 2pm their local time. It was approximately 7 hours of travel from our city Jihlava, so when we arrived to Budapest we were kind of exhausted. When we arrived to bus station and drop-off, we asked the driver of the bus where we can find a taxi (We are new in that city so we haven’t have any idea, how exactly and where exactly to wait for taxi). The bus driver said, it was just on the other side around the small PUB. When we went to check, there was no one.

We went across the street and looked around if we can find taxi, and yeah we did found one, but unfortunately since he doesn’t speak English, and we do not speak their local language; we didn’t understand what he said. So we went back to bus stop, and waited there a little bit longer because there was this sign “Taxi”. So we hoped that if we stand there, and taxi will see us, they will probably stop and finally bring us to the hotel; but it never happened. It was sunny day, and temperature was about 30°C. I was freaking out, exhausted, and without sleep, so I started to be mad, and complained to my husband. (Sorry) Continue reading