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Central Europe - Budapest

sunny 40 °C
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The trip started in Budapest, Hungary where the temperatures were exceptionally hot - and did in fact break the record temperatures ever seen in the country in August at 40˚C. Being so hot, free water was given out all day long to keep people hydrated.



We started our trip by taking a tour of the Parliament building, before taking in the view of the city from Gellert Hegy. We then walked over to Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion, where the buildings had now been lit up after sunset, and finished by walking across Chain Bridge to view the riverbank in darkness.

Chain Bridge & Buda Castle

Chain Bridge & Buda Castle

The following day we went to the House of Terror, which like the KGB museum in Vilnius featured many genuine torture objects from the days of communism. Scarier still was the fact the last time Mum was in the city, these activities were still going on. Following on from here we went to Heroes Square, the Central Market and then the city centre, where we stocked up on naff souvenirs.

Heroes' Square

Heroes' Square

Being so hot it was hard to cram in all the sights we wished to see, but we managed the essentials! On the evening of our final day, my friend from Erasmus, Hanna came to meet up with me and we spent the evening catching up on Gellert Hegy. Luckily that night there was a storm, and so the heights of 40˚ would never be seen again (at least not until Dubai in 3 weeks) - and leaving 22˚ feeling rather chilly.


Posted by kmmk17 17:00 Archived in Hungary Tagged history hot erasmus homeland

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