Tips on Budapest, Hungary

Editor’s Note: This originally started out as an email to a friend who was supposed to go to Budapest but then didn’t because of the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. My friend, Matt, is also venturing to Budapest, so I thought I’d expand my advice and make a more permanent record of my suggestions for others to stumble upon.

My original posts about being in Budapest:

Day 1: http://andrewferguson.net/2009/07/18/dateline-budapest-day-1-bussing-around-budapest/
Day 2: http://andrewferguson.net/2009/07/19/dateline-budapest-day-2-exploring/

Map of where I took photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/afdn/sets/72157621675025113/map/

All my photos from Budapest: http://www.flickr.com/photos/afdn/sets/72157621675025113/

Notes on Budapest: http://andrewferguson.net/2009/04/01/hungary/

House of Terror is the museum I was talking about. It’s located at “Andrássy út 60”

I also walked around Margaret Island and that was fun to see another side of Budapest.

Towards the Northeast is Hero’s Square, and there a pretty cool park behind it, including a hot springs (although we didn’t go to the hot springs).

The Great Synagogue, also known as Dohány Street Synagogue, is the largest synagogue in Eurasia and the second largest in the world. We didn’t go in, but it was cool to look at from the outside.

Right next to The Lutheran Church on Deák Square is the National Lutheran Museum, which we went to and I thought was pretty cool.

The restaurant I was telling you about is called “For Sale Pub” and is located at 1056 Budapest, Vámház körút 2, Hungary‎ (that’s the full address). Here’s the google map of it’s location: http://goo.gl/H9xf

As a side mission, if you go to the For Sale Pub and sit facing the door, as if you were taking this picture:
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…then look up. You should be able find my business card picture, as seen here:

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If you find it, take a picture of it. I’ll see about arranging some sort of super cheesy prize.

I also recall seeing some theaters. I suspect they might have some ballet…could be interesting.

Make sure you take an evening cruise on the Danube as the sun is setting. It’s spectacular. Also bring a jacket.

That’s all that’s coming to mind now. I hope you have a great time! We were only there for 3 days or so and I was already quite exhausted from traveling. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.

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Vote

Just finished my ballot and dropped it in the mail. I’m not going to provide a diatribe about how I voted, just the highlights:

  • I-1185: Yes
  • I-1240: Yes
  • R-74: Rejected
  • I-502: Yes
  • ESJR-8821: Approved
  • ESJR-8223: Approved
  • ESB-6635: Maintained
  • SHB-2590: Maintained
  • King County Prop 1: Rejected
  • Seattle Prop 1: Rejected
  • P/VPOTUS: Gary Johnson and James P. Gray (Libertarian)
  • Senator: Baumgartner
  • Congressman: Bemis
  • Governor: McKenna
  • Lt. Gov: Owen

I would, of course, recommend you follow my selections. But being as this is America, you are welcome to make your own choices.

The good news is that I’m in a lab most of tomorrow and flying all day Tuesday, so this political season is pretty much over for me!

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I’ve Been Everywhere, Man

This has been a heck of a week. I was in San Diego last Monday/Tuesday for a meeting, then got the call to go out to the East Coast for a week. I’ve been working about 12 hour days, but I’m finally at the airport ready to fly home. That will be nice.

Rachel and I are leaving for Bozeman Thursday night for a wedding that she’s in. There’s also a good chance that I could be heading back to San Diego early next week. And maybe back to the East Coast at least once more, if not twice, before the end of October.

We’re also flying out to Alabama at the end of September to go to Brian and Courtney’s wedding.

Did I mention we’re trying to do our own wedding planning too?

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