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Current Events 18: Pajama Party on The Danube

May 23, 2019 - I wished that we could spend another week in Budapest, but we had to return to the ship on our second night there to beg...
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Current Events 17: The Alexandra Bookstore

May 16, 2019 - I have to thank our guide from the boat, Radi, for suggesting that we repair to the Alexandra Bookstore after the Opera...
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Current Events 16: The Hungarian State Opera House

May 09, 2019 - While the guide explained the history and design of the three-tiered Opera House, he had us sit in the plush chairs in t...
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Current Events 15: A Walk on Andrassy Avenue

May 02, 2019 - We consulted a map before setting out for the Opera House, a landmark that we had glimpsed during the previous day's cit...
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Current Events 14: Mystery Lunch in the Jewish Quarter

April 25, 2019 - We ate in a ramshackle falafel joint where we could not tell what we had ordered, owing to the girl cashier's limited En...
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Current Events 13: The Synagogue on Kazinczy Street

April 18, 2019 - Near the Great Synagogue on Dohany was a much smaller, Orthodox one on Kazinczy Street. It was about a century old. The...
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Current Events 12: The Tree's Testimony

April 11, 2019 - In the synagogue courtyard stands a monument to the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. It acknowledges Wallenberg's cour...
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Current Events 9: The Great Synagogue on Dohany Street

March 21, 2019 - The tour of the Jewish Quarter was an optional one, that is, available for an additional fee. There was no question that...
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Current Events 8: Between Buda and Pest by Night

June 21, 2018 - My second night aboard ship provided me with my first unique cruising memory, Budapest by Night. At the beginning of the...
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Current Events 7: Budapest's Great Market Hall

June 14, 2018 - The guides procured tram tickets for us so that we could explore some of Budapest on our own, and HL and I were among th...
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Current Events 6: Iron Shoes

June 06, 2018 - Our ship was docked very close to Budapest's most original memorial sculpture, Shoes on the Danube Promenade. Af ter a s...
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Current Events 5: The Humanitarian

January 30, 2018 - Fisherman's Bastion is a Neo-Gothic terrace affording views of The Danube. Its turrets and archways are ideal backdrops...
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Current Events 4: Castle Hill, Budapest

January 25, 2018 - There were other tourists milling around the royal palace enclosure, but not masses of them. Much of Buda Castle now hou...
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Current Events 2: The Ship

January 19, 2018 - It was in Budapest that HL and I met our ship, the M/S River Aria. HL had arranged in advance for a cab to convey us fro...
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Current Events: My Cruise on the Lower Danube River

January 16, 2018 - I made my first trip to Europe with Miri, when she and I were still in our teens. We worked and wheedled to get the fund...
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