Day 13 Budapest Baths

 I woke up today not even thinking that is was Memorial day in America. So first things first, Happy Memorial Day, and a thanks to all those who serve our lovely country, to make it how it is today.
Now, today, our only full day in Budapest ended up being perfect and relaxing. We went to the famous baths here in Pest. Which, were basically a public pool. I’ve seen way more nasty of water working for the City of North Las Vegas Aquatics. now those pool are woof … sometimes.  I didn’t really bring my camera around the water today so these are photos stolen from my fellow classmates on the trip. Thanks to them.
 There were indoor baths and outdoor baths. The indoor ones had such an awful smell to me. I can’t pin point what they smelt like… but I couldn’t handle it. oooohhh man, it was awful. And for some reason it didn’t phase anyone else. But the weather was decent so why not catch some rays today. Bless you summer time, you are my season.
 Outside there were three big baths, all for different purposes. One was like luke warm with a whirlpool circle in the middle, a lap swimming one, and then a warmer one.
 Its the perfect hang out for ALL ages. I loved that they were playing chess.. they were there for hours
 I caught this photo, only because this was probably 75% of all the men. speedos… pot belly.. only one thing is missing, most of them were a lot more hairy.
 The Asian crew all had the blue towels, they have to know where they all are, at all times.
 thats cute. Too bad its no longer 1983 homegirl.. they do make suits that don’t ride up over your hip bones.
oh and dont miss out on the belly that snuck into the photo frame on the right. Total. Accident.
 The lovely Kaitlyn
 Yeahh, basically looks like a public pool, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I really have missed swimming. I wasn’t used to having statues surrounding the pool, so that aspect felt very European. And at times I couldn’t help but watch the water around me.
Always needed to scan the water for distressed/active and/or passive swimmers. And I may have accidentally told some kid to not run. oops.
 Nicole and Kaitlyn, while Kaitlyn points at a couple in the pool that were mackin. Still overwhelmed with the number of lovers in Europe. Makes us all want boyfriends.
We disgust me.
 Before walking out to the baths
After a long day in the sun and after a short session in the sauna (which i loved) we were starved, as always by the end of the day. We skip meals, and never keep track of when we should eat. We found an authentic Hungarian restaurant and devoured some grub. I didn’t even have a second to take a photo of my dish, tooo hungry. Its the truth man, I’m more
tomorrow we move to Prague. I have really high hopes for this location, only heard the best about it.
See you in the Czech.
Day 13 Budapest Baths

Day 12 Buda*pest

 Welcome to the hood… of Budapest. First fun fact of the day:
 Budapest is actually two places.
Buda and Pest. 
Pronounced ‘Pesht’. I’m sure you all just assumed that it was one place, like me. Buda is on one side of the Danube River, and Pest on the other. Whenever we arrive in a unfamiliar country, its stressful to figure out where to go, but once you feel it out for a couple hours you can finally start having fun.
 Kaitlyn acting like she’s in an Americas next top Model photoshoot, because it would totally be something they would do, take photos on a sketchy subway in Hungary.
 makeupless.. we had to wake up at 6, so it wasn’t going to happen.
 We finally found our loft our professor booked, and it was way cooler than we were exepecting. We love it!
 It was WAY more spacious than our last hostel.. which could have been mistaken as a closet. But we do miss our charming hostel in Vienna.
 BUT, i’m definitely not complaining about our veranda/balcony/patio .. its lovely.
 And this is our view from the balcony. Today and tomorrow are Holidays here in Hungary, so people are still on the streets partying and its 12:15 at night and It doesn’t seem like its stopping.
 So much space. Loving it! too bad its only 2 days.
 So as most tours begin we meet at a famous Cathedral in the center of the town. In this case we met by St. Stephen’s Basilica, named after the first King after they became country wide Roman Catholics.
 Its crazy how much time and detail was put into architecture, streets, etc back in the day. I feel like these days we just building with the cheapest, quickest materials to build with, then stucco over it and call it good. I appreciate how careful and symbolic decor was thousands of years ago.
 We got a snack at a cafe called Californing Coffee Company near by and me and Kaitlyn split the best grilled sandwich thing ever.
 Then we met our awesome tour guide Andre. He was fantastic, and animated with his stories and really enthusiastic about Budapest. Not to mention he rocked a shirt with the kiddos from Nightmare before Christmas on it. automatic bonus points.
From the front of St. Stephens Basilica
 This was looking from Pest over the Danube into Buda.
Buda is generally the more classy and expensive place to live. It carries more of the buildings dealing with the government and other important people/stuff like that.
 we got to walk over to Buda on a bridge.
 It was way more beautiful here than what I was expecting.
 Doesn’t that car just scream Europe?… it does to me.
 And then the view from Buda looking at Pest.
 I ran into Eddie.. from Frasier. during our tour.
i thought he died.
This building was actually where the Katy Perry Fireworks video was filmed. I was fascinated by this and was trying to find where the balcony was that she has fireworks shoot out of her boobs. Couldn’t find it.
 Nicole has perfect Asian thick, long and shiny hair.
To end our first night here in Budapest we went to probably the best restaurant we’ve been to while in Europe. We loved every dish if I recall.  Mine was basically tomatoes, chicken, feta and potatoes. It rocked, we might go back tomorrow, and I may get the same thing.
Well, i’m literally falling asleep on the keyboard which in return types something like , “bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu….” depending on which letter my forehead rests on. So I must go, but tomorrow I hope to be rested more. I have to be ready for the local baths we’re swimming in.
Day 12 Buda*pest