Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Budapest, Hungary

We made it to Budapest last night at 9pm local time. Bryan and I met Justin's friend Craig who hooked us up with an amazing apartment for two nights. It's in the center of Budapest near the markets and close to the Danube river bridge.

After unloading our bags, we had dinner at a medieval "style" restaurant with Craig and his girlfriend Kati. We drank a cup of mead and ate large portions of meat and potatoes. Afterwards, we came back to the apartment and met team "Do You Do Airports". Nick, Mark and Edward stayed with us at the apartment. Nick was the chap who picked up and stored our Micra for 4 months leading up to the rally. They are a great group of guys and we stayed up too late trying to top each other's stories. They left for Kiev this morning and we hope to meet them in Alamaty, Kazakhstan later in the rally.

Today we walked around Budapest a bit and had a terrific lunch at "Kek Rozsa" or Blue Rose. It's a Jewish-Hungarian restaurant and I had the best Goulash, ever. We're taking pictures of every meal and will be posting stuff on flickr later today if we can use Craig's SD card reader.

We're back at the apartment now resting up for the drive to Kiev tomorrow.

Justin promises to post again later tonight and provide more amusing stories and anecdotes. Hopefully my factual entries aren't too boring. It's all I can manage on no sleep.

We are having a great time and will enjoy our beds tonight. They may be the last we'll see for awhile.


R.M. said...

I'm so jealous you guys ate at Kek Rosa! That is right down the street from our old apartment.

kc! said...

WOW! Didn't realize you were headed that direction! I have family over in Budapest! Are you on the Buda side or the Pest side of the Danube? Hopefully you will have some time to tourist around? So much to see...