When in Budapest, part 2

After making it through another week’s worth of classes, I’ve finally found the time to blog the second part of my trip to Budapest two weekends ago. One post just doesn’t seem to capture the essence that is the Hungary’s capital city. With the Danube River splitting it into the Buda and Pest sides, I figured it would provide me with the perfect excuse to split my trip into two parts. So without further ado, here are a few snapshots of our time exploring the eastern part of the city, Pest.

We spent the morning touring Budapest's Holocaust Museum, both a humbling and educational experience. The museum ended its attached synagogue.
We spent the morning touring Budapest’s Holocaust Museum, both a humbling and educational experience. The museum ended in its attached synagogue.
Shopped at the Great Market Hall, an indoor market that sells everything from fresh meat and vegetables to souvenirs and candy.
Shopped at the Great Market Hall, an indoor market that sells everything from fresh meat and vegetables to souvenirs and candy.

Pushed through the crowd to try a Hungarian Lángos, a food similar to fried dough with Nutella, strawberries, and bananas.
Pushed through the crowd to try a Hungarian Lángos, a food similar to fried dough with Nutella, strawberries, and bananas.
St. Stephen's Cathedral is even more stunning in person.
St. Stephen’s Cathedral is even more stunning in person.
We stood outside just staring at the intricacy of the cathedral's architecture.
We stood outside just staring at the intricacy of the cathedral’s architecture.
The inside of the cathedral was so ornate and unlike anything I had seen before. A concert was being held at the time of our visit, so there were crowds of people milling around.
The inside of the cathedral was so ornate and unlike anything I had seen before. A concert was being held at the time of our visit, so there were crowds of people milling around.
We ended our day of sight-seeing with a stop to the well-known Cafe Gerbeaud for dessert. I ordered a Dobos Kehely (sundae) with cake, ice cream, caramel, popping candies, and a chocolate macaroon.
We ended our day of sight-seeing with a stop at the well-known Cafe Gerbeaud for dessert. I ordered a Dobos Kehely (sundae) with cake, ice cream, caramel, popping candies, and a chocolate macaroon.
Before boarding the train to head back to Prague, we ate our last meal at Kino Cafe near our hostel. I ordered Hungarian scrambled eggs, a slight twist to the traditional breakfast that adds mozzarella cheese, bacon, and spicy sausage.
Before boarding the train to head back to Prague, we ate our last meal at Kino Cafe near our hostel. I ordered Hungarian scrambled eggs, a slight twist to the traditional breakfast that adds mozzarella cheese, bacon, and spicy sausage.

When it was time to head back to Prague, I was sad to see the city disappear from view  as I stared out the train window. Budapest was beautiful, and I can only hope to go back again someday.

-Morgan

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