I sat out on the back patio late the other night with my laptop. I categorized most of my travel posts and put them in specific categories: PARIS, AMALFI COAST, ISTANBUL, LISBON, MERIDA, SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. All the international places I’ve been since I started blogging! They should be quick & easy to find now in my sidebar and you won’t have to sift through the entire travel category.
I’m also bound and determined to take pics of my Paris travel journal and put them all on Flickr today. I can’t start my Budapest travel journal until the Paris trip has been filed properly in my crowded mental cabinet!
How about a quick tour of the Budapest apartment? Come on, let me show you around…
Part of my reason for choosing this apartment is the charming and informative owner. All of the great reviews didn’t hurt either.
“Prepare to be amazed.” Those are the exact words a Romanian saleslady in a Kansas department store told my sister & I just a few days ago about Budapest. Preparations are under way!
Look! A nice big table to accomodate my travel journal supplies!
The writing below is from the apartment ad.
The apartment sits across from one of the city’s most lovely churches, on a wooded square and churchyard in the Cafe district of central Budapest. It has a large balcony that runs its length and overlooks the park. In spring, summer, and fall the Raday utca side of the square is the scene of a variety of street fairs and arts festivals, close enough to be just outside your door, but far enough away not to be bothersome.
The neighborhood is remarkable, it is at the edge of the center of town. But the surrounding street life is the most intriguing aspect of the neighborhood: an artists’, designers’, and bohemians’ haven. The Frank Zappa Café is a block away, as is one of the city’s best Blues cafés. There’s a design showcase a couple of blocks north with a great atrium café, and the Hungarian architects’ society is just around the corner, with an inexpensive and lovely outdoor restaurant. A modern full-service neighborhood market (open 365 days a year) sits at the end of the block.
You enter the apartment walking through a foyer past the bedroom with en suite bath, past the wc, with washer/dryer/utility room, into the spacious and stately living room — 26′ x 18′ with its long far wall and high ceilings opening onto a 25′ balcony that overlooks the verdant historic churchyard. All you hear are the birds, all you see is the slightly tattered park behind the church.