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Grand Budapest

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On March 2014, I got a chance to explore Eastern Europe for 10 days. 1st destination upon travelling to the eastern of Europe is Budapest. Budapest is a capital city of Hungary. I just found out from our tour guide that the name of the city is actually consists of 2 different part of the districts, Buda and Pest. These districts is separated by Danube River. If we want to go across from Buda district to Pest district and vice versa, we need to pass a beautiful bridge named The Chain Bridge. It is a bridge with a giant lion statue guarding the edge the bridges.

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From Ferenc International Airport, our first stop is the Hero Square. This is a majestic landmark in Budapest, located in the central of the city. It is a quite wide square with great historical statues, monuments, and reliefs. It is seemed that the city is guarded by the cavalries of horses and knights. One thing for sure, it is a perfect place for taking pictures!

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After that we went directly to restaurant Sorhaz & Etterem since it is already lunch time and I was starving like hell :-p.

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And gosh! Hungarian does eat a LOT of meals. They provide lunch set menu which consists of appetizer, main course, and dessert and I must add, they all came in a BIG portion. And it is kinda perfect for me, because I do LOVE food hohoho.

Here is the appetizer, Hungarian Goulash Soup. The taste is like eating a red bean soup, kinda sourly but sweet as well.
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This is the main course Spaghetti Carbonara, yummyyyy
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Last but not least, Chocolate Ice Cream. I was very stuffed but happy.
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We were served red wine too, but I could only take a sip. Well, I am not a wine drinker after all, even not a social drinker.

Then the tour continues to the Buda district. We visited Matthias Church, a classy gothic style church. This church is beautiful both from the outside and the inside.

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Only few meters away from the church, is a breath taking Fisherman's Bastion! Originally served as a lookout tower in ancient days, I was reminded of the Gondor Kingdom from Lord of The Ring Movie. The tower is white painted bricks with a beautiful fairy tale design, and it has many stairways. From the top of the tower we can see the view of Budapest city. For me, this is considers one of the best tourist attraction in Budapest.

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We then took a walking tour to enjoy the city view from the top.
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The walking tour ends at the dock of the Danube river where we took a 30 - 45 minutes cruise.
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The night has fallen when the cruise ended. We took a walk to the nearby shops to buy some souvenirs and then headed to the hotel. Good Nite Budapest!

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Posted by astrywulandari 03:54 Archived in Hungary

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