Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Arriving in Budapest, I was very thankful that most people spoke fluent English there. I was concerned about attempting to navigate the city without speaking a word of Hungarian.

Budapest seemed to be a very unusual city. The city is divided by the Danube River into two sections: Buda and Pest. Buda is the western part of the city and is quite hilly compared to the eastern, flat Pest. Pest contains the inner city and such landmarks as Heroes' Square and the Hungarian Parliament.

One of my most notable experiences in Budapest was our cruise on the Danube River. The city had a completely different feel when it was all lit up at night.

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