Category Archives: Being Outdoors

14th December 2015

In short… Szabadság Híd (Liberty Bridge), river front, Grand Market Hall, Dohány St. Synagogue and the Raumbach Sebestyen St. Synagogue (which is in a state of disrepair)

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Budapest River Ride – 12/12/15

Yesterday we rode the amphibious bus “River Ride” around town and then INTO THE RIVER! Whilst it was a pricey excursion, it kept us warm and it was definitely amusing. Take note of the moment in the video where the … Continue reading

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Bikes of Budapest Part I

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Cat Cafe and a view from above

Today we dropped by the Cat Cafe on Rèvay Ut., then went to the top of the basilica to admire the view.

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Murphy’s Law

Damn Murphy and his law! B has bronchitis. All winter in Australia he has been saying how amazing it is that he hasn’t been sick, then the moment we get away on our holiday, he comes down with something! Yesterday … Continue reading

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A quieter day…

And much less walking! On Sunday we walked 10.8km, on Monday we walked 12.2km and today, only 6km. Bert had an early appointment to get his residency sorted; a necessary part of securing a loan locally to purchase a property … Continue reading

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Sziget Eye (Ferris wheel) at Erzsébet tér

Another new way of seeing a city we know so well! This was at the Sziget music festival last month and is now downtown. Excellent views of the city and a new perspective! We will be going again at night … Continue reading

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Walking the streets

B and I walked 10.8km yesterday and 12.2km today. It’s nice to be back in our second home and to see the city with fresh eyes again. My feet aren’t feeling too fresh though…! This apartment has been for sale … Continue reading

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Várkert & bazár (Palace Garden & Bazaar)

This is all new! It was so wonderful to see a new part of Budapest and be excited by the changing city. I think they’ve done an excellent job of restoring this area to its former glory.  

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Italy, Day 4 – Chianti wine region, Tuscany

A lovely drive through the hills to the village of Castellina in Chianti. Olive trees, grape vines, olive trees, grape vines… It just went on and on, rolling and sweeping, shades of green and burnt gold. The vines were heavy … Continue reading

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