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Addendum: Budapest

Yesterday’s post was short due to a fading laptop battery. Now that I am recharged and have paid the big bucks at the Hilton for some internet time, I want to write a little more about Budapest.

Yes, we are staying at the Hilton…the choice of the cruise line, and not a bad choice, really. The hotel earns a stop in Rick Steves’ tour of Buda’s Castle Hill because when the hotel was built in the late ‘70’s, the architects preserved the ruins of the 13th century abbey beneath it and opened them to the public. Behind the hotel, the 19th century Fisherman’s Bastion overlooks the Danube and Pest. And here’s the not too shabby view from our room.

Chain Bridge and Castle Hill, Budapest

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