We got back from Budapest Saturday night/Sunday morning (after flying through Toronto).
Still trying to adjust to GMT -8..
What a neat city to visit. Pretty large at 2 million people - one 5th the population of the country - but you can still cover quite a bit on foot.
We also rode public transit above and below ground to get around.
A very vibrant and fairly large city, it is filled with history, and delicious fried food. And graffiti.
To compare to our trip last year to Prague is not quite fair, as though they are similar in some ways, they are very different.
Prague is smaller and a little more like a colorful fairy tale (also with lots of graffiti, however) and Budapest is a little more "reality" based. Hard to explain, I suppose without being there.
On Thanksgiving I had turkey for dinner. Stuffed with cheese and ham and fried, of course.
By the time we got back to CA, I was craving green vegetables.
If you go, I highly recommend Paprika (the restaurant) about a half mile walk east of Heroes Square and The Old Amsterdam near the Elizabeth Bridge.
I know I'm in the minority so far as Americans go, but I love being able to smoke anywhere, anytime and no one cares. After dinner cigar? No worries, mate.
The people were VERY friendly.
As per last trip, my wife took better photos than I did Photo Page! with links to our respective photos. Before last year, she'd never even owned a camera..
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!