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December 17, 2017

Danube Bend

On our last day in Budapest back in September, we did a day tour to the Danube Bend, which is a region of Hungary where, yes, the Danube River bends. We thought it would be a nice easy way to see a bit of Hungary outside of Budapest.

Views from the cathedral at Esztergom. Across the bridge is Slovakia.

The Esztergom Basilica from Slovakia (across the river!).

View of Visegrad castle from our lunch stop.

We spent the longest time in Szentendre, a little town with cobbled streets and lots of souvenir shops.

And then we took a ferry back to Budapest.

December 14, 2017

Wednesday off

I had a day off yesterday. I'm currently working in the Emergency Department so my schedule is a bit all over the place - I'm working most weekends and have random days off during the week.

December 6, 2017

Sip my ocean

I had a day off yesterday and went to see Pipilotti Rist's Sip My Ocean exhibit at the MCA. It was pretty enjoyable - lots of immersive light based exhibits.

November 27, 2017


Please accept this post about Budapest from my trip in August while I try and get my life together.

One of the cities we were most looking forward to on our trip was Budapest. It's really exploded in popularity in the last few years, hasn't it! I was kind of imaging a quaint, small town based on people's pictures, but it's quite a big bustling city. It's divided into two by the river Danube, with Buda on the western side and Pest on the other. Buda is where the castle is, but Pest is the commercial centre and where we stayed and hung out. Budapest does have a bit of a party town feel, but there are still lots of cultural and historical points of interest.