Although the story can take a long time to explain if you go into all the details, the short version of Amy's geneology is that her great-grandparents came from Hungary. Although she had spent a couple of weeks in and around Budapest when she was in Europe as an exchange student, there was no questions about being able to share in Valda and Delia's exploration of Budapest.
So last weekend Paul and Amy stayed in the oh so friendly Gallery Hostel and explored the city with Valda and Delia.
Through the Hungarian Club in Auckland Valda had met Gorgyi and Bence who were our guides for the weekend. We saw some great sights, the city all lit up at night and enjoyed some yummy local food thanks to their local knowledge.
Inside St Stephen's Cathedral
Outside St Stephen's Cathedral
Stained glass in St Mathais Cathedral
The Hungarian Holy Crown (Replica held in St Mathias Cathedral)
Paul and Amy with the beautiful Hungarian Parliament Building behind
View of the Palace by night
Paul considering a job change
Valda and Gorgyi looking for traditional Hungarian clothing
A Russian Locker in the train station