Friday 13th of April, was our last day in Budapest, and we got busy packing our bags.
By 10am we left our luggage at the reception of the Avantegarde Apartments, and walked a couple of blocks to join the family for a late breakfast.
My daughter had bought some more anti-histamine and gave me a few tablets and I took another one with breakfast as they had helped with the cough the previous night. I certainly didn't want to be coughing during my flight to Dubai and then the long flight to Perth, so during one of the flights when I started coughing again I took another tablet and it helped!
|Blue Bird Cafe - right next to the Sissy mural|
The family sat around chatting , until it was time to return to the apartment and collect our bags from Reception.
We waited in front of the building for a short while and soon the Taxi that we ordered for 12,30 pm was there to pick us up, and we bade farewell to the family.
The ride to the airport took about 30 min, and after we checked-in, my husband went to the Lost and Found department in another part of the Airport to collect his tablet.
When we had arrived from Lisbon a few days before he had left his tablet on the plane, in the compartment in front of the seat, and only realized it the next day when he wanted to use it!
Our very enterprising daughter called the airline who said they weren't aware of it but that she could call the Lost and Found office. They suggested she send an email with all details of the tablet and after a while replied that it was there and she could collect it upon identification. As she was the one corresponding with them, she then had to write a note to her Dad to allow him to be given his tablet. But it all worked out and I'm sure he will pay more attention in future!
Our flight only departed at 4pm and we still had plenty of time in the departure lounge and decided we should spend our last Forints (Hungarian currency) buying a coffee for my husband, a juice for myself and a packet of crisps.
We really enjoyed our visit to Budapest and I leave you with a few more photos from the city:
Some of the beautiful buildings around the city.
My obsession with unusual doors and windows meant I took lots of photos of these around Budapest! I also have lots of them from Lisbon...
Top left - One evening on our way to a restaurant I noticed this plain looking building that faced a park, and had one single balcony and this gentleman was enjoying a meal outdoors. I thought it was quite funny.
Top right - My generation and older will remember the LP's. I saw this LP sculpture outside a music store.
Bottom left - In many parts of the city I saw pigeon feeders - I wonder if they have special "anti-conceptional" feed?
Many years ago pigeons were a pest in Lisbon and the only way to control them was for the Lisbon Council to feed pigeons with a special feed so they wouldn't procreate as much. It worked, as I haven't noticed as many pigeons around Lisbon.
Bottom right - I didn't realize the Hungarians had a good sense of humour, but obviously this pet owner has!
|Hero's square - statues|
|Gellert Hill - St Stephen's church, Fisherman's Bastion, and Parliament on the other side of the Danube|