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October 2014

Budapest – Day 10

After the spectacular lights the night before I rose early (30 minutes prior to sunrise) to see if some of the magic was still there. It certainly was. Here is the Budapest Castle which is now home to the state museum. The second image is of the Chain Bridge.  This was the nicest part of the […]

Arrival in Budapest – Day 9

We were warned no less than ten times that the arrival in Budapest on the Danube at night is spectacular. We were scheduled to arrive at about 11 so we scheduled and planned accordingly. As our arrival time neared we staked out places on the deck and assumed our positions. Here is Marty acting as […]

Bratislava and the float to Budapest – Day 9

We awoke just a short walk outside Bratislava. It is a fairly small capital city with a population just over 500,000. It is the only capital city that borders three countries – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. That partially explains its many years of integration into Hungary and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Since WWI the history has […]