Tag Archives: Budapest

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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Home for a holiday

As in, this apartment is our home for our holiday here. We’ve been enjoying the selection of records and listening to some bossa nova, George Michael and Peter Gabriel.

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THUD (That’s me landing back in the real world)

A year away from working as a teacher gave me lots of time to not think about teaching, and then I came full-circle and had lots of time to think about it again. Sometime in 2012, whilst sitting in our … Continue reading

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The Language Barrier

Language is such an integral part of what binds a community or a culture. Whilst we can muddle through with sign language and mime, ultimately, being able to communicate verbally with others is vital to your integration into a new … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Realisations

Spending three days at the pool has taught me a few things: 1. There are plenty of bad tattoos in Budapest. 2. We have the equivalent of “Cashed Up Bogans” here (this is an Aussie saying), and they all go … Continue reading

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Aussie tourist in Budapest flung from unsafe ride into zoo, eaten by lions

Vidámpark, Budapest, a set on Flickr. Sometimes, you have to do silly things. Not irresponsible, stupid things, like crossing the road without looking, or jumping out of a plane, or feeding a crocodile. Just silly things. Last Monday we went … Continue reading

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