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Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary:
Latitude: 47° 28' 9" North
Longitude: 19° 1' 30" East
Altitude: -12 feet
From Seattle: 6538 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Backpack Guesthouse

Today's Travel:
Country: Hungary
Region: Budapest
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Castel at dusk Budapest, Hungary

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 307
Linear Dist: 93713
Countries Visited: 24
Regions Visited: 101
More stats...
Hotels: 50
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 35
Hostels: 97
Transit: 27
Beers: 1303

Journal Entry:
Today was a major walking day. I walked from the hostel (Southwest corner of Buda) to Városliget park (City Park) (Northeast corner of Pest). On the way I stoped in downtown pest and had a huge meal (I seem to have fallen into the habit of eating one huge meal a day) at Pizza Hut. I felt a little guilty, but it was good. I wandered around the park for a bit (nice castle, statues, lots of open space) and I was going to go ice skateing. I changed my mind about skating when I realized there was so wall around the ice, so when (not if) I went out of control it would be head first into a snow bank or concrete. Plus how was I supposed to get up once I'd fallen down? Walked back to the river, over the Széchenyi lánchid bridge (the first bridge to merge Buda and Pest into one city), and caught the tram back to the hostel.

Went with a few people from the hostel to play pool.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Budapest
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Hungary
CIA World Fact Book: Hungary

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