Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting everywhere by tram

Here is some more of our explorations of Budapest. Getting to know our city and the public transport that takes us there.

One of the many bridges that cross the Danube between Buda and Pest.
(Great view on foot!)
Holocaust Memorial to the hundreds of Jews who were shot on the banks of the Danube.
(Take Tram 2 to get there.)
Heroes Square in Pest.
(Metro 1 goes straight there.)
A statue of Peace in Heroes Square, which stands opposite of War and alongside Knowledge and Glory.
The park behind Heroes Square contains interesting art and beautiful architecture.
Another view of Buda from the Pest side.
(The view on Tram 2 along the river.)
Central Market Hall is a good place to pick up Hungarian souvenirs and local produce. It's a bit far from our house, but luckily we found a great market just a few tram stops away from home.
(Tram 2 to Central Market and Tram 4 or 6 to our little local market.)
We're finding more treasures in our new home. Some of my top picks include Charlotte, an AMAZING dessert cafe, and a little sewing shop a few tram stops away from the house (will be useful when my sewing machine actually gets here).

Europe, thank you for being so efficient and creating vast networks of public transport. I'm an independent woman again!


  1. What a wonderful city. Know you will enjoy it to the well as surrounding areas. I loved the symbolism of war being opposite of peace, knowledge and glory. Makes one ponder on why the difference between Nairobi and Budapest.


  2. Looks lovely. The Holocaust memorial must have been very sobering. Looks like you guys are getting the hang of everything.