Saint Stephen I
GT group in front of the Holy Trinity Column
View of Parliament
After we finished up on the Buda side, we jumped on a bus headed toward the Pest side. We started in the Jewish Quarters, learning how severely Hungary was impacted by the Holocaust. It was obvious how much emotion there was behind our Hungarian tour guides voice, but she was so hopeful and proud of where her country has come from and where it is going, which is starting to seem like a common theme among Hungarians.
Next, we continued to Heroes' Square, where the Millennium Memorial stands along with statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary. It was a really exciting experience to be surrounded by so much history.
After hours of walking around the city, we were definitely in need of a short break. We stopped at this pleasant little cafe to get off of our feet for a few minutes, and more importantly, to get dessert. After our delicious break, we walked around downtown a little longer, then made our way back to our new home for the next six weeks. If our first day is any indication of how the rest of the trip will go, then we a surely in for the trip of a lifetime!
The group with the "Statue of Anonymous"
Everyone at the cafe
More posts to come soon! Enjoy!
Posted By: Jordan