OK, this blogging while traveling thing is a bit harder than I thought. This is not in real-time but we are only a few days off. Today, I will share with you our day in Budapest.
I’ve decided that these posts will be snippets about the trip as we go along. There will be a full recap post about the entire journey on our Viking Cruise next week. Our first full day on the ship was spent in Budapest, the beautiful capitol of Hungary. Hungary is landlocked and bordered by seven countries. They are Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia ad Slovenia. The country is slightly larger than Scotland. The Danube river divides the city in half giving you two sides: Buda and Pest. When the bridges were built the cities combined and became one – Budapest.
Our morning tour included Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Hill to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, Parliament and the liberation statue on top of the hill. Budapest has been occupied so many times that it has literally had to rebuild itself numerous times. The beautiful bridges were destroyed in WW II by the Germans so that the Russians couldn’t follow them. All were rebuilt after the war.
A quick note about my vacation style. When we are on a trip that is a lot of touring, walking and exploring, I keep it simple and casual. There is absolutely nothing to dress up for on this Viking Cruise and I really like that. Additionally, there is a heat wave going on right now and it is 90 degrees daily. I am loving this Elaine Turner Colbie crossbody bag (on sale) because it is the perfect size for our excursions. It also comes in teal. Super cute!
Today we toured Vienna. Spectacular! I’ll tell you about that next. xoxo- Tanya