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Family Vacation Part I (Of Many)

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It’s been a month since we got back from our first overseas trip as a family.  Budapest and Vienna were amazing!!!  So spectacular.  I fell in love with it as our plane was descending and I could see the Hungarian farmland stretching for miles.  I wondered, are any of the things I am seeing the same things my grandmother or grandfather saw at one time in their lives?  Could any of these people be extended family or descendants of neighbors that survived the war?  My connection to this land was immediate.

I remember my grandmother telling me about the beauty of Budapest.  She was spot on.  The architecture was unbelievable and the modern mixed with the historic was a visual overload for me.

We are so lucky that we were able to take this trip.  If there is any positive to chemo killing my fertility, it’s that we can afford a (inexpensive) plane ride for three.

I was proud to share my heritage with my husband and son and I’m so excited to share my pictures with all of you.

In all, I took about 4000 pictures on our trip.  Only a few hours after landing, Oliver exclaimed, “Mom, how many pictures are you going to take?” I know, crazy right?  Here are some to start you off.

**Disclaimer: I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to look through all of them.  I’m having trouble showing you all my favorites because they are all my favorites!

 

 

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And, we’re off!!!!

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First view of Hungary from the airplane.

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Central Market

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Our first meal! It was so yummy.

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Chimney cake, my first of many.

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Inside Parliament. My picture doesn’t do it justice.

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Someone wasn’t into the audio tour.

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Outside Parliament. I could study that architecture for hours.

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Oliver took this photograph. He ended up taking some amazing pictures on this trip.

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I made sure to find playgrounds for Oliver each day. Luckily, Budapest had great ones all over the city.

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Hmmm…which streudel to get?

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Holocaust Memorial. So simple. So powerful.

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Selfie at the Chain Bridge.

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View of Pest from the funicular going to Buda.

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The view from Buda was absolutely breathtaking.

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Don’t even get me started on the pastries!

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A Star Wars themed sausage joint in the Jewish Quarter. It seems kitschy but the food was amazing and there was always a huge line out of the door of both locals and tourists.

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The old mixed with the new on a street in the Jewish Quarter.

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The weeping willow at the Synagogue.

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Budapest is getting into the street food scene and Karavan had a lot of interesting choices.

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The Budapest tasting at New York Cafe.

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New York Cafe. Back in the day you could buy a cup of coffee and sit there all day. It was so ornate and wonderful.

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View from the Basilica

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About 350 stairs to get to the top of the Basilica.

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The Budapest Eye. It was a beautiful ride.

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Budapest rainbow.

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Oh, those chimney cakes!

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We found a model train museum. If you go to Budapest with a child (or not), Miniversum is wonderful. We all had a great time.

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The Opera House was so beautiful. Unfortunately, we missed the tour by 5 minutes so we only got to see the entrance. It’s supposed to be wonderful.

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Andrassey Avenue

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