28.07.2015 - 30.07.2015
We arrived to Budapest after a looooonnnggg bus ride. The bus was an hour late, but thankfully our hotel shuttle was still at the bus station waiting for us when we arrived about 10.45pm. We got to our cool arty hotel and had drinks and free snacks! We were starving after no lunch or dinner on the bus! It was so nice to be a nice clean and air-conditioned hotel after the last few places we had stayed at!
The next day was James’ birthday! We started the day with a champagne and all-you-can-eat-buffet breakfast at our hotel.
We then took a city sight-seeing bus around to get our bearings – stopping at the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Café’ for lunch. It had beautiful ceilings but the food and tables didn’t live up to our expectations.
The weather wasn’t too great, so we went to the Thermal Baths for the afternoon, had a nap at the hotel and then ended the day with some traditional Hungarian food.
Before heading to Vienna, we had time to go to the ‘Hospital in the Rock’ museum. It was quite a quirky museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker. It had hospital scenes using the old equipment and life-size wax people depicting how the hospital was used.