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A Budapest long weekend

A Budapest long weekend

Old Sep 23, 2023, 2:23 pm
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The views from the river have been outstanding and if you, dear reader, are ever in Budapest I recommend it as a pleasant way to pass and hour








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Old Sep 23, 2023, 2:51 pm
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After a sedate ten minute stroll Iím back at the intercontinental for a nightcap. Chatting to the doorman on entry he tells me that occupancy is constantly above 97% so the hotel never really sleeps.





unfortunately all of the food service has finished so it is a coin toss on room service or an early night and a big breakfast Ö time will tell. And on that note it is time to enjoy a nightcap and head for the suite. Next stopÖ breakfast!
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Old Sep 24, 2023, 12:23 am
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Last night the munchies won and i ordered a club sandwich which arrived a bit beige on beige, but was tastier than it looked.





I am happy to report that the bed is incredibly comfortable. A solid eight hours sleep has set me up for the day. The shower in the room is nothing special, a hand held extension from the bath taps, but the water pressure is immense, clearly pumped, and at full open will wake you up nicely! Its a shame thereís not a waterfall shower because with that water pressure it would be amazing.

The weather this morning is not looking great, clearly it has been raining recently and it is dull and overcast



still a fabulous view from the room, rain or not

The forecast for the rest of the day is more of the same so I may be getting a little damp, we shall see.

My first tour is not until 10:30 so Iíve a couple of hours to spare, time for breakfast and a little explore of the hotel
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Old Sep 24, 2023, 12:48 am
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The lounge offers a very substantial breakfast spread and eggs of your choice available to order










I like these little A frame flip over cards celebrating all things Hungarian that are scattered around


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Old Sep 24, 2023, 1:17 am
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Pancakes and bacon devoured before pictured




Some pictures of the lounge whilst it is quiet






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Old Sep 24, 2023, 2:30 am
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And here we go, my transport for the next three hours


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Old Sep 24, 2023, 2:41 am
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Or not 😆

Tour is delayed until 2:30 due to the rain and so it is time for a bit of follow your nose navigation and rain shower dodging



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Old Sep 24, 2023, 3:33 am
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A quick pit stop back at the hotel, as my wandering led me almost to the front door. A little time to dry out before heading along the river past the chain bridge





Iíve quickly realised that you need to keep your eyes open, there is art absolutely everywhere and not always obvious, such as this tiny bronze poodle on the wall close to the hotel, and this little painted stone that has been left on top of another bronze




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Old Sep 24, 2023, 4:24 am
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Unsurprisingly pretty empty streets. Hardly scratched the surface today, definitely a city I will return to next year.





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The joy of a Segway tour is the amount of distance you cover, the disadvantage being itís fleeting, but does set you up for what to return to later



Handsome chap

Parliament

Russian liberation monument

Shoes


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Old Sep 24, 2023, 10:08 am
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Far too much chattering means the Segway tour has run straight back to back with the ruin bar tour, so itís beer oíclock
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Old Sep 24, 2023, 11:47 am
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complete fail to photo the first beers, I was obviously thirsty! Now into the Ďfig barí and a very nice dark beer


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Great photo report. I've always had Budapest on my list to visit someday but your report has encouraged me to make it happen sooner rather than later.
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Old Sep 24, 2023, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Toula
Great photo report. I've always had Budapest on my list to visit someday but your report has encouraged me to make it happen sooner rather than later.
It is a stunning city and I will definitely return next year for a longer visit
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After a small beer and a Unicum it was time to head back to the hotel for food. There are loads of great looking restaurants on the way back but I have some food and beverage credit and itís a shame to waste it, plus the Lebanese restaurant is very highly rated.
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