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Eastern Europe retroblog: back to Budapest

Kate enjoyed her freshly squeezed orange juice at a sidewalk café.

You know that stage in every trip when you realize you are 100% ready to be home again? Hopefully you don’t reach that point any more than a day or two before your scheduled departure date; but in our case we’d been traveling for five weeks and Kate had been missing her right arm for nearly two [we’d said goodbye to Elliot in Sarajevo], so I think we reached it as soon as we got back to Budapest.I started writing about some of the minorly unpleasant things that happened over those last couple of days, but I think I’ll just show you some nice pictures and be done with it!

Exterior and interior shots of the Great Synagogue (Kate took the latter); a pretty fountain sculpture in a city park; a wonderfully atmospheric old shopping arcade; me at the same sidewalk café, having the most delicious coffee (with honey!) ever.

And that concludes my Eastern Europe retroblog. We’re going to Peru for three weeks next month, so there’ll be plenty more travel photos coming soon!

1 Comment to Eastern Europe retroblog: back to Budapest

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    July 22, 2010 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    It's such a shame about that cafe overcharging because that was some dang good orange juice! I can still taste it!

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