The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A moment, in Budapest

Buda and Pest: the hilly and the flat. I felt an unexpected affinity for the city of the  Magyars. Like Vienna, it has grand boulevards; like Prague, it has a castle on a hill looking down on the city. Reminiscent of both but completely and uniquely itself.
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A moment - that is all I had - but it was enough for me to know that, one day, I will have to return. And you'd be completely forgiven for thinking that I have a fickle heart, apt to develop a huge crush on this place or on that; without rhyme or reason; without so much as a second thought as to the whys and wherefores and just heeding the voice of instinct. Perhaps it's what wanderlust does to you. It gives you a sixth sense that you just cannot ignore and creates a wanderer's soul.
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I knew nothing about this city and learnt just enough to intrigue me. Budapest - who would have thought?
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Budapest, May 2016
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9 comments:

  1. I loved Budapest. Everywhere I went in Hungary, actually. Maybe because my paternal grandparents were Hungarian? The baths were fabulous. The architecture. The food. The countryside. I loved it all.

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  2. I have never been in Budapest, but it is on my travel list. My best friend Ilona had an Hungarian father, but he died when she was 3. But she had been in his family. Now they are all dead ! We are getting old !

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  3. IT's on mY BUCKET LIST NOW!!!

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  4. I can see a picnic lunch near that fountain. Beautiful pictures!

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  5. Dear Loree what a gorgeous place. From your photos I can see why you would want to return. Looks like your travels are bringing you to many lovely places. Enjoy dear friend! Hugs

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  6. Dear Loree what a gorgeous place. From your photos I can see why you would want to return. Looks like your travels are bringing you to many lovely places. Enjoy dear friend! Hugs

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  7. I've always wanted to visit this lovely place - thanks for the virtual tour. And what an amazing foto of so many locks of love!!!

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  8. It looks like a wonderful place to explore :)

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  9. Would like to visit this place
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