Hi.

Welcome to our blog. We are starting to document our Silk Road journey.  We will start with some of the planning and preparation!

Budapest

Budapest

We spent the night of Friday 9 March in Budapest, staying in relative luxury in the Hotel Bristol.   Unfortunately, Sonia found the room too hot so we are spending Saturday night in a motorway service station.

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We have been industrious tourists.   Sonia swam and soaked in the Gellert thermal baths while I found a laundrette and dried my socks.  

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We then inspected one of the many heroic statutes at the top of Fisherman's bastion before I led Sonia off for a soup in the rococco exhuberance of the New York cafe.  

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We found a nice picture of a tree in the only art gallery we found open.  

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This evening we are going to see the opera Hunyadi Laszlo (we are promised with English subtitles).   It is a typical jolly opera tale  with the wicked king gorily killing the goodie to get the girl.

Read on to find out where we get to next.  

Romania

Romania

Venice

Venice