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Weekend in Budapest

Yes, another weekend... I can't get enough

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I spent the last weekend in Budapest trying to see all the sights with my friends, Casey, Hilary and Samantha. This is us at our hostel... man at first we were a little scared because the outside of the hostel was not in the best shape, but inside was nice and safe.
I started the weekend off going to see Bank Ban, a Hungarian opera. It was in Hungarian and the supertitles were in German so I barely got the plot but there was royalty, poverty, love, death... standard opera plot but amazing singing. I couldn't see a thing from my $3 tickets, but luckily I got to sneak into a better box before the show started.
On Saturday we went to the Gallert baths, wow! It was amazing. There were 6 baths including two thermal, a sparkling, two heated and a cold wave pool. There was also a sauna and steam room. I came out completely relaxed and ready to start my second week of school.
We finished our time in Budapest in the laybrinth under the Buda castle. It contains caves over 10000 years old. There were ancient drawings on the wall from hunters. It was also used as a storage and refugee place during WWI and the Cold war. We walked through the caves with no lights on, just a old oil lantern and saw the drawings and some statues. It was great.
I came back exhausted with a lot of work but it was totally worth it and I can't wait to go back.

Posted by Caitlin L 16:47 Archived in Hungary

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