July 7th - July 13th, 2017
July is not the best time of the year to visit Hungary. It was very hot and packed with tourists. I think we would have spent more time in Budapest it the temperature was not in the 90's. We liked Hungary. The cities are beautiful and the people are very friendly, but the heat and mosquitoes were not fun. Did you know that on accuweather.com you can get a forecast for mosquito activity where-ever you are?
Our first night in Hungary was near Mako. The city is a popular tourist area known for the Hagymatikum Thermal Baths.
Mako Bus Terminal
Downspouts - These were all over town.
We went to Skanzen - a Hungarian open air museum just outside of Budapest. It has villages from eight regions in Hungary. The villages represent life in rural Hungary 100 to 200 years ago.
Main living space in a home.
Wash up area.
Pantry and bread making area.
Budapest - We only spent one day in the city. It was very hot and crowded with tourists. We took a free walking tour. I have never seen so many turn out for a free walking tour. There were more than 200 people. They were prepared for it with about 6 guides, but our group still had about 35 people. Luckily we had a great guide.
Our walking tour guide with one of the many statues in Budapest.
There are lots of pedestrian friendly areas in the city.
Looking across the Danube River to Castle Hill on the Buda side of Budapest.
Matthias Church aka Church of the Blessed Virgin.
Spire of Matthias Church.
Crow with a ring in his beak - you see a lot of these around the city.
The Hungarian Parliament Building
Shoes on the Danube memorial - placed in memory of the Jews who were shot into the Danube during World War II.
Statue of Imre Nagy - Symbol of freedom for the Hungarian people.
Decoration on the side of a home.
Festetics Palace in the town of Keszthely on Lake Balation. This place was huge!
Hungarian countryside. When your not in the cities, all you see are agricultural fields.