Friday, October 16, 2015

The Effervescent Pool At The Gellert Thermal Baths (1)

The Effervescent Pool At The Gellert Thermal Baths (2)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Keleti Station

Keleti Station was built in 1884 by Gyula Rochlitz And Janos Feketehazy. It is the only international train station in Budapest. It has being in the news lately due to all the Syrian Refugees using it to reach other European countries.  When I traveled through it felt a little disorganized,  I had no idea the where to go, the people that worked there where not helpful and I barely made  to my train. But that's all part of the adventure.   

St. Matthias Church

Built in 1015 in Romanesque style St. Matthias towers over Buda. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of Budapest. Used for coronation and major events since it was built. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Matthias Fountain

located on the western court of Buda castle. Matthias Fountain has to be one of the most impressive fountains I have ever seeing. Created by Alajos Strobl  in a Neo-Baroque style, this masterpiece  depicts King Matthias during a hunt.   

Sandor Palace

Sandor Palace is the presidential palace. The palace is used as the home and office for the Hungarian president  Janos Ader. Hungary has a parliamentarian form of government in which the president has no real power and functions as ceremonial head of state. In this system the power is in the hands of the Prime Minister. This is the southwest entrance of the palace.     

Friday, October 2, 2015

A lot of people wondered and questioned, why I was travelling by myself. Most people believed I was just going to wander around by myself, like a weird loner. But that was not the case. My first time in Budapest, I met Three amazing people (from Left to Right Beth, Angus and Chelsea) I first met Beth,  literally seconds After I had checked in. She was also in the same room. A quick hello, how are you, where are you from, was a enough to build a friendship. For the rest of that day we wondered around Budapest, talking and getting to know each other. She was a seasoned traveler, who was willing to give me a lot tips. Two days later, I was siting in the lobby of the hostel and a saw a girl reading a brochure about a tour I had being on earlier in the day. I made a quick comment and we started a conversion. That's how a met Chelsea. A couple of minutes later I met  her boyfriend Angus, who joined  us, and we hit it off. The next day which was when the picture was taken. The four of us hung out for the whole day. I  got to learn a lot more about them. They are truly some of nicest  people I have ever met. They where willing to share about their lives and their interests  with me. Being able to walk around Budapest with such good company was one the highlights of my trip.  It was simple  interaction that led me to make friends half way across the world. Just by being open minded and willing to engage and interact with others. Meeting people is truly one of the best things about travelling.