Monthly Archives: October 2021

Thursday – Pécs, Hungary

We went to Pécs to see the ancient Roman cemetery. I guess that’s why. It was an awful long ride. They built these stone and masonry buildings for families. I guess they were like little chapels. When some body died … Continue reading

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Wednesday

OK, I said no more Budapest, but this excursion was about an hour outside the city in the wine region. We visited two vineyards near Etyek, Hungary. The filmed Matt Damon’s movie The Martian there. Very close to them was … Continue reading

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Tuesday

One last thing about Budapest, near to where the boats dock is a huge indoor market which sells, not only tourist junk, But all the groceries you could ever dream of. I think it must have been a huge railroad … Continue reading

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Monday

Budapest at night has to be the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. These first shots shots are of Buda. Buda is on the right, Pest on the left This is the Parliament in Pest. Look at this video. You … Continue reading

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Sunday – Budapest

Budapest is two cities, Buda one one side of the Danube and Pest on the other. Buda was the original seat of the government, and the old palace and fortifications are there, There are lpots of caverns in the hill. … Continue reading

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Saturday – The Hapsburgs

The Hapsburg family ruled great swaths of Europe from the 1200’s until the end of WWI. Earlier I posted a photo of me and Countess Alix, the great granddaughter of Archduke Ferdinand. She’s a Hapsburg. The  Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna … Continue reading

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Friday – Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava was a pleasant surprise. All throughout Eastern Europe the people condemned the Soviet Republic for the damage they did to the economy and their culture. In Bratislava they tore down the beautiful old Jewish neighborhood to make way for … Continue reading

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