Monday, October 29, 2018

Where József And Dorrotya Meet

Because of low water levels on the  Danube, our river cruise was delayed by two nights. What this meant for us was, that instead of staying on the ship the first two nights, the company put us up in a hotel in Budapest instead - the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge.

Let me remind you that our first four nights were spent at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, a spectacular five-star property.  True luxury.

The Sofitel?  Not so much.  Although billed as a luxury property, it didn't even come close. The lobby was beautiful, the front desk staff friendly and competent, and they had a very decent restaurant, but the rooms were less than spectacular.

A little disappointing, but river levels aren't something anyone can control - that's all up to Mother Nature (and probably global warming) - so we checked in, showered and slept, and got ready for our adventure.

The photo above is the view from our room - if I craned my neck and looked toward the corner.

József Attila Utca and Dorottya Utca are the streets where the buildings in the photo sit.  The building with the dome is the Ministry of Interior, and the white building on the right houses a post office.

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A Day Like No Other

2016: I Could Be This Guy
2015: Thinking Place
2014: The Fruits Of My Internet Surfing Labor
2013: They Never Talk About These In The Brochure
2012: A Day On The Giant Sleeping Frog
2011: Off The Board And In The Air
2010: Evening Fruits And Vegetables
2009: He Parks Like A Girl
2008: Out Cattin’ On Halloween
2007: The Bridges And A Cowboy
2006: What Happens When Time Falls Into The Wrong Hands
2005: Me

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