Friday, May 09, 2014

We haz arriven

It was a long and tiring journey. Why on earth did England colonise Australia when it is so far away from Europe. While I had a little knowledge of Budapest before we arrived, it has quite blown me away. Decaying grandeur, yes, up to a point, but oh what grandeur. So so tired though. 9pm and R is snoring and I am about to do the same. Ok, one preview photo. I expect this must be Buda Castle upon the hill.




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  1. Andrew, so welcome in Europe.English colonised Australia because they were so mean and wanted to be rich.

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    1. Thanks Gosia. I adore that you say they were mean.

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  2. Budapest looks charming. Thanks - and looking forward to more in the fullness of time.
    I think the distance was the point - a dumping ground well away from their own back yard...

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    1. EC, while I do understand the history of it, couldn't they have just found somewhere a bit closer.

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  3. Good to hear you arrived all in one piece - now the games can begin!
    (They couldn't take them to America any more so they had to find another home for the ever growing band of rabble rousers')
    Cathy

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    1. Cathie, we Aussies are always problematic.

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  4. So....what's for dinner......goulash?

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    1. Victor, goulash is rather plain, but my goulash soup at dinner was very good.

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  5. Have a fantastic time there. Look forward to hearing all about it.

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    1. Thanks Fun60. See you soon.

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  6. That isn't the caste. The castle is up the hill behind the the white structure. AFAIK that is just a block of apartments.

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    1. Panther, while I did not ask what it was, clearly, it is not Buda Castle.

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  7. At least the tiring part is over and in the morning you can wake up for a grand adventure.

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    1. Rubye, thanks for reminding me. I have quickly forgotten the trauma of the trip.

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  8. You're in a land of castles? Wow.
    now get some sleep, we'll wait.

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    1. River, some days later, we still haven't quite adjusted and still waking up very early.

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  9. Oooo how exciting Andrew, you will have a brilliant time once you get over the jet lag.. Looking forward to hearing all about it :)

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  10. Hello Andrew:

    We have just caught up with this post. But then you know why we are so late!! As 'Panther' says, and as you now know, the building is not The Castle/Royal Palace.

    We shall, of course, be in touch. For now though, as you begin your cruise on the Danube, we have to say what a wonderful day Saturday was ending as it did with such a happy and enjoyable dinner. A million thanks for your wonderful generosity and please tell D that the tea towel is now hanging in the kitchen!!

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    1. JayLa, I will pass on to D that the tea towel has officially been hung at your abode and for your char not to sully it.

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  11. It looks warmer where you are at compared to where I am going in Europe.

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  12. It was Ad Rad, but a good bit cooler now.

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  13. Enjoy the new place :)

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  14. So looking forward to your posts. I've heard such great things about Budapest.

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    1. Great place Mitchell, and the nightlife unbelievable.

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