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We started the morning with the doorbell ringing, and the delivery guy having our luggage!

The city can best be described as friendly and walkable, but with a lot of graffiti. From our hostel, we were able to jump on the bus and head into town to see the sites. We started the day on the Pest side, since this is where we were staying. After stumbling upon St. István’s basilica,

we changed direction, crossed chain bridge, and headed for the castle district. We were planning to proceed south to Gellert Hill, but hopped on the wrong bus, so we took a detour through Vaci Street, and then carried on to the top of the hill to watch the sun glisten over the city.

We ended the day with dinner at For Sale – a restaraunt/bar with live music, peanuts all over the floor, and great hungarian beer, wine, and ghoulash. After a 3-hour European style meal, we found ourselves meeting some of our hostel buddies at Szimpla – a distressed-looking, very unflashy large indoor/outdoor cafe and bar where you can get local beer and wine for under $3.