And back again.
The cruise boat left Vienna and travelled overnight back to our embarcation port of Budapest where we left just a week ago. We hadn’t had much of an opportunity to do any sightseeing when we arrived so we planned to rectify that today.… Read the rest
This has to be my favourite shop in the world. It was situated directly opposite our hotel and with its unassuming frontage was easy to miss.
It’s a lamp shop but unlike any I had ever seen before. In the window were several brass instruments that had been turned into lamps and they were beautiful, stunning pieces of work.… Read the rest
Thanks to my friends at Ryanair I have an extra hour at the airport to write this blog post, so much for the “on time airline”. Oh well.
When abroad Helen and I like to try and find off the beaten track places to eat.… Read the rest
Today, the reason we had come to Budapest when it was cold – the Christmas markets. I believe that these originate from Germany but they are everywhere now. We visited Birmingham’s German Market a couple of weeks ago and the ones in Budapest were supposedly bigger, hence the trip.… Read the rest
After a relatively mild start to autumn in the UK the cold of Budapest has come as something as a shock and it’s not even that cold. At 2 degrees it is still hat and gloves weather though so that is how we left the hotel this morning.… Read the rest
I guess for some London Stansted is a really convenient airport. There must be some people who say “I know let’s leave this dreary English weather behind and jet off somewhere sunny. Stansted is only just down the road”. Those people don’t live in Reading.… Read the rest