Sunday, 9 December 2007


Hungarian Paprika

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

Freedom Memorial

View of the Palace by night

Paul considering a job change

Valda and Gorgyi looking for traditional Hungarian clothing

Icon Art

Heros' Square

Heros' Square

A Russian Locker in the train station

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