More to see in Budapest
While it was great to travel by the seat of our pants, that comes with a price. After two nights in Imperio Max hostel, we learned that it was a holiday weekend in Hungary and the hostel was full.
We took some time to find a new home, and as always, it worked out. We landed at Mandragora Hostel, which was great. Oddly, it reminded me of Southlands – my grandparents flat in Bombay. It has the same doors, stairs, and elevators, but the beds were softer (thankfully) and the showers were hot and forceful (no bucket baths here).
More sight-seeing was in order today: Opera House, Parliament, and Heroe’s Square. Between all of our wandering through the city, and stopping for coffee and pastries, this took up most of the day.
We ended with detour to dinner – We missed our stop, crossing the Danube, ended up on the Buda side, and finding out where every Hungarian person under 30 was this evening – A hungarian rock concert.
The music was hungarian, but it sounded like something we would listen to if it were english. Very strange experience, but an interesting site.