Day 3, Budapest
On Friday we went to visit my cousin Zsuzsi in Budapest, who, together with her children Zalán and Patri, as well as her partner Mihály, were expecting us. Zsuzsi and Patri had prepared a nice lunch for us.
In the afternoon Mihály took us to Budapest to do some shopping. Ann bought some books and I some CDs of Hungarian folk music. Afterwards Mihály took us to the Buda Castle, which I had seen only from the outside before. There was a very interesting exhibition of old statues recently excavated from a ‘statue cemetery’.
Mihály had invited us all for dinner at the Silver Carp restaurant in Buda. Unfortunately, because of other engagements, Zalán could not come with us. The meal and company were excellent.
Zsuzsi has been caught preparing the lunch.
Help is at hand. Patri to the rescue!
Mihály and I are patiently waiting for the drinks and food.
The drinks had arrived and half consumed; Zsuzsi is serving the food.
Group picture: Zsuzsi, Patri, Zalán, Ann and Mihály. This time exceptionally I took over the camera.
One of Zsuzsi’s masterpieces.
An outflow pipe of an old fountain in the inner city has caught Ann’s eye.
The courtyard of the Castle of Buda. By chance a fair and concert was being prepared as we arrived there.
The smell of food permeated the air. Here soups are being prepared in ‘bogrács’.
In the Silver Carp. Zsuzsi had ‘gulyás’ in ’bogrács’, Patri ‘scnitzel’, the rest of us ‘fogas’ (a type of pike-perch from lake Balaton) in tarragon sauce.
Zsuzsi and her partner Mihály, our host for the evening
Discreet music in the background made our evening complete.