Budapest, Hungary – part four

We started the day by eating an early lunch at Ötkert. It was only okay and nothing to write home about.

After lunch we walked over the bridge to Buda for the day. Many people do not know that Buda and Pest are actually separate cities (I didn’t). So when someone refers to Budapest they are combining both cities. Buda is on the west side of the Danube River and Pest is on the east side.



Buda Castle sits on the top of a hill and can be seen from the bridge and many areas of Pest. That was where we were heading. The walk up to the castle was winding and gradual.


We had great views of Pest and the Danube River from the top.


Known locally as Halászbástya, Fisherman’s Bastion is a terraced battlement on Castle hill next to Matthias Church.





We also had a great view of the Hungarian Parliament building across the river.



We walked back down a different way and found a quaint trail that cut through a wooded area. It was beautiful.


After crossing back over to Pest we stopped at the Tigris wine bar for just one glass. They had an extensive wine line. Hubby chose a red and I had a very sweet white wine.


We had pretty much covered all that we wanted to and weren’t left with much else to do. We wandered back to one of the Christmas Markets for some Forralt Bor (mulled wine).




The 3 little pigs



For dinner, we returned to our favorite place of the trip, Bor la Bor. I had the Turkey with Ewe cheese and potato croquettes. Hubby had the Lamb ragout with Dill Cottage cheese pancakes. It was the perfect meal to end our 2014 European vacation. Until next year…goodbye, auf wiedersehen, viszontlátásra, sbohem, arrivederci, adiós, and au revoir.


~ by willtriforbeer on December 28, 2014.

3 Responses to “Budapest, Hungary – part four”

  1. You must have really loved those potato croquettes! I’ll have to try to make some like those if you could recall the ingredients. Any great meal is a nice ending to a special trip.

  2. That pig looks pretty yummy.

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