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Phespirit goes to Hungary
Budapest     November 1996

AROUND HUNGARY

Map of Hungary

1 Budapest

Phespirit travelled from London to Budapest with Malév Hungarian Airlines. Whilst there he stayed at City Hotel Mátyás, he snacked at KFC and spent most of his evenings in the Old Amsterdam pub at Királyi Pál u.14.

City Hotel Mátyás is situated a few metres from Erzsébet Bridge (Elizabeth Bridge) on the Pest side of the Danube. To the north is Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Both are handy for visits to Buda.

A nice moment on the Buda side: walking into a shop and hearing The Clash's "White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)" on the radio.

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2 Szentendre

Szentendre is just thirty-eight minutes north of Budapest by HÉV, Hungary's local train service.

The little town is rich with quaint architecture, churches, galleries and museums. Best of all, on a sunny late-autumn day, a golden promenade along the west bank of the Danube.

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  1. Budapest
  2. Szentendre
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Budapest Szentendre