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:
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:
…then look up. You should be able find my business card picture, as seen here:
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.
Late last month, I made Alaska Airlines MVP. To make this membership level, I accrued over 25,000 miles on Alaska/Alaska Codeshare since January 1st. I currently sit at:
This entitles me to exciting things such as:
- Unlimited Complimentary Upgrades
- Preferred Seating
- Priority Boarding
- Checked Baggage Fee Waiver
However, as I look at my status, I see that I also only have 19533 miles to Gold! And I think I might be able to make it. Here’s the forecast for the rest of the year thus far:
- Return trip from Huntsville: 4022
- Trip to San Diego: 2100
- Trip to Maryland: 5820
That’s 11942 miles, 61% of the miles I need to get to Gold. The remaining 7591 miles could easily occur if I fly to Maryland and San Diego again, which is possible.
Non-work related, a round trip to Honolulu and back is only 5354 miles, so I would still need to travel San Diego again and even that would leave me a few hundred miles short.
If I do make Alaska MVP gold there still remains the fact that I would have flown over 50,000 miles this year, which is enough to miles to fly to Moscow (via Frankfurt) and back almost four times.