07.08.2011 - 07.08.2011 29 °C
Arrived in Budapest at 8.00 am.
Went ashore for a guided tour - first to Pest and Hero Square (fabulous statues)
and then over the bridge to Buda and up to the castle overlooking Budapest. The buildings are simply amazing. I love Budapest, even better than Vienna. Everyone thinks I am mad.
After lunch, did packing ready for disembarkation tomorrow.
Had dinner with Jack and Luise from the USA. They are leaving the ship at 4.30 am tomorrow for their flight to the US. After dinner, there was some Hungarian music and dancers
and then we went up on the sun deck and the Captain took us on a cruise of Budapest harbour at night to see the lights. It was magnificent. Budapest is my favourite city, so far, but everyone else loves Vienna.
Wrapped up some wine for Devi, Paval and Ivan. Weighed myself on some scales in reception - eek! have probably put on about 5 kgs!!
Photos of some of the great crew.
I haven't yet mentioned Ivan, our Butler. He has been marvellous the whole two weeks. He does our washing and ironing and every morning sneaks into the cabin with a hot cup of tea before breakfast. Every time we come back to our cabin from a shore excursion, there is a little appetising snack waiting for us, and every evening after dinner when we come back to our room, there is another little sweet snack waiting for us. No wonder I have put on 5 kgs.