Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Danube

We spent the morning sipping coffee, reading by the balcony and formulating our day. We drove to a shopping center, called MOM Park, which used to be a factory. After browsing some stores, Gabi and Mrs. Tessler left, while Mr. Tessler, Joe and I stayed at MOM Park. However, walking was our only medium of transportation. For about ten minutes, we were completely befuddled with directions. With gratitude to Eagle Hill, the Citadel and the tram tracks, we discovered our way home safely, despite trekking uphill in the blistering heat.
The rest of the day was spent in the flat until our boat trip in the evening. We cruised across the Danube, surveying both sides of Buda and Pest from the river's perspective. It was nice to refresh the history and trivia of all the places we visited on the first half of our vacation. The Chain Bridge, the Parliament, the Castle and the fortress looked like a painting as the sun set.
I can't believe tomorrow is our last full day in Budapest, Hungary.