|Parliament. If you squint, it looks kind|
of like Westminster Palace.
Sarah says before we got there, she pictured Budapest as this exotic city with buildings with odd towers - almost medieval or Middle Eastern. She was a bit intimidated and unsure what to expect. It's not - it's actually fairly westernized. The currency is non-Euro and low-value (220 to the dollar), and the language is completely unrelated to any language spoken to the west, but the architecture is solidly European and most people speak enough English that communication isn't difficult.
|Sunset picnic overlooking the city.|
|Some things defy explanation.|
We had four nights here, and spent most of the time walking around, eating ghoulash and chocolate-covered cheese bars, seeing the city and meeting the people. Next, onto Croatia.