Thursday, December 22, 2011
It's a pity I'm not in the food blogging mode anymore, because Budapest would have given great inspiration for some culinary posts.
I didn't even take many notes about the wonderful dishes I tasted and the excellent wine I sipped, but in my short time in the city, I can definitely say that dining out at incredibly reasonable prices is one of Budapest's major attractions.
On the second evening of my stay, the Erasmus conference organizers treated us to a top-class meal at Speiz, a lovely restaurant in the historic Castle Hill district.
The event was billed as a "Wine Dinner," and this restaurant was sure the right place for that:
I wasn't aware that Hungary offers a rich variety of wines, and I may have to consider mail-ordering some because I definitely left the country wanting to learn more about them.
In general, savoring Hungarian cuisine was one of the highlights of my stay.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
So, with no further ado, a little update on some of the excitement in my life.
I went to an Erasmus contact seminar in Budapest from November 30-December 4th. Actually, the conference ended on the 2nd, but I worked things out to get a bit of time in the city on my own over the weekend. I figure I won't be in Budapest every day.
First impressions? To me, Budapest was more sprawling and grandiose than I had expected.
(I hate to say that I didn't do much research before I left, or else I would have known that Budapest was sprawling and grandiose.)
There may be more to come on this subject.