Friday Photo – 11

When I first visited Budapest in September 1992 I didn’t much care for the place.

The Danube was far from blue and I found the city centre traffic a bit much, so much so that I hot-footed to Prague at the earliest opportunity.

When I returned with Mrs Wilbur in the winter c.2005 this all changed. We had a brilliant time and I quickly realised that it was the time of year that made all the difference.

This photo of the Parliament Building was taken on the second trip.

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  1. In my opinion Budapest knocks spots off Prague even without a Blue Danube!

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    1. Prague has got under my skin but now I am afraid to go back due to the stag culture and the uber popularity. When I first visited you had to book accommodation through the state agency and food was rationed. There were hardly any tourists and I loved it. Last time I went it was very crowded with tour groups and stag and hen parties, plus prices had of course gone up. I fear I may have to keep my memories rather than return.

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      1. That is a good idea. I went in 2008 and I found it rather rowdy. Stag parties have a lot to answer for. I went to Riga in 2005 and returned every year until 2009 by which time the night time scene was under siege and prices had rocketed. I went to Budapest in 2014 and didn’t any marauding Brits at all!

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      2. I have just booked two nights in Riga – hopefully too cold for the staggies!

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      3. Where there is no sense there is no feeling! I look forward to reading all about it!

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