After flying for nearly 10 hours I finally arrived in:
Yup, I’m right here in beautiful Budapest (two cities — one is Buda (south of the Danube and Pest (Pesht) to the north. For over two days I’ve wandered over 20 miles which included going on a “free” tour of both sides of the river. The guide was Regi, who learned to speak English as a teenager:
We met her in front the tallest structure in town — St Stephens Basilica. She took us literally everywhere–and I have proof:
If you rub his tummy you get sexually enhanced — really!! That’s why his belly is so very shiny:
Ok, this is Hungarian Folklore or is it?
The statuary of the city is almost everywhere and most it is paid for by the European Union — perhaps we need to join so the USA can improve the look of its cities:
Regi took us through all nooks and crannies of the town:
Plazas–this was in front of St Stephens:
A Ferris wheel called “Eye”– sorry London–at least is half the size of the original:
The Chain Bridge:
A monument to the Black Plague survivors:
and Mathias Church which high above the Danube in Buda. Its unusual to have a non-saint name placed on a Catholic Church. Mathias was a king, hence a non-saint:
As an added bonus the Church has crow on on of its turrets that holds a gold ring– representing Mathias becoming king:
Squint and pretend you can see it!
With that thanks Regi for introducing me to this delightful city!!