Europe Days Five And Six: Hungary . My Last Evening And Morning Hikes Through The Streets Of The Castle District in Budapest.
After my long hike on Saturday morning , exploring the streets of Budapest, I returned to the Budapest Hilton Hotel atop the Castle District overlooking the city . I spent the afternoon editing the many photos I took and reading a little about the history of the city. By late afternoon I was hungry, in Hungary again and decided to eat. I chose Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant, since it was just off of Trinity Square near my hotel and it was crowed every time I walked by. It was a good choice,
and a traditional blueberry and olive oil cake for dessert. It was good and filling. And I had a wonderful conversation during my meal. The waitress was a local girl and we had a pleasant chat about the city while she served my meal.
I was full from my delicious meal, and although tired from my earlier eight mile hike exploring the city, I decided to again stroll the quiet cobblestone streets of the Castle District. The skies had cleared and it was a pleasant June evening in Budapest.
In this neighborhood, the only sounds disturbing the quiet of the evening where the beautiful songs of the many Eurasian blackbirds that live in the many chestnut trees along the wall. Their song is heavenly, so unlike the harsh squawking songs of the blackbirds in my native Pennsylvania.
I walked back to the Fisherman’s Bastion and took a final glance at the city below. I wanted to stay up to watch it light up again, by I was exhausted from my almost 10 miles of hiking. And my driver to Slovakia was scheduled to pick me up at a 10 a.m. I wanted to take a final walk on the streets of the Castle District in the morning before I left this beautiful city. Here is a link to a gallery in my blog with some more photos from my hike. Europe Day Five. Hungary Budapest Evening walk June 4 2022.
I awoke early on my last morning on my short stay in Budapest. I was I traveling to Slovakia to try and find the villages were two of my great grandparents were born. It was a cool, party sunny morning when I left my hotel and walked past the impressive and historic Matthias Church.
Again, I wish I had more time to take in all of the sights and history of the city. . It was a nice walk and I hope to return again . Here is a link to another gallery with photos from my last hike in the Castle District. Europe Day Six. Hungary Budapest. Morning hike June 5 2022.
“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.”