Just saw Claire’s photos of Budapest. I’m adding that to my future destination list.

Budapest is a lovely city. It was actually the first European city I ever visited. And as far as Europe goes, it’s pretty affordable. 

One of my favorite things about Budapest is that its name is literally taken from the fact that one side of the Danube river is called Buda, and the other side is called Pest. Buda… pest. BUDAPEST!

Anyway, here are some pictures I took when I was there in 2012:

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St. Stephen’s Basilica on the right, as seen from Castle Hill

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Dome at St. Stephen’s Basilica

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Matthias Church in Castle Hill (that’s where some of Claire’s photos were taken)

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Liberty Statue

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Budapest at night, as seen from the National Concert Hall terrace