First thing’s first – we’re in freaking HUNGARY!! We both keep reminding each other that, because it’s pretty awesome.
But first, let’s recount how we got here.
Our flights were nice and uneventful. We killed a few hours watching episode after episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as well as Zombieland. I killed another couple hours with the in-flight movie, Valentine’s Day, which Ray tuned into occasionally without sound and, as usual, was still able to summarize pretty much the entire plot of the movie afterwards.
Unfortunately our bags never made it to Budapest, which was not surprising to either of us. So we caught a cab to our hotel and were soon feeling like royalty, what with the personal tour of the hotel, and awesome room with a chandelier. Who doesn’t feel special with their own chandelier?
That evening, despite almost no sleep since Thursday night and going on day two of the same clothes, we met up with Ray’s teammate Matt and friends at an awesome bar/patio to watch the US-Ghana World Cup game. Nearly everyone in the bar was rooting for Ghana, but there was literally no jeering for the US team, even when we lost and they were showing the dejected US fans on TV with their ridiculous red, white and blue body paint. The bar went wild whenever they cut to Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger enjoying the game together.
We woke up today super bummed that our bags still hadn’t arrived, and trudged out to get coffee and a bite to eat. It was at the coffee shop that I realized that a) Ray totally fits in here with his slightly Eastern European look, and b) the outfits we had been wearing for 3 days were identical (jeans and a black Patagonia zip-up.)
After breakfast we took a stroll around the neighborhood and checked out Saint Stephen’s Basilica. The church took over 50 years to build, due to fact that the first two architects died during construction and the dome collapsed and had to be rebuilt.
We came back to the room to discover that our bags had been delivered, hooray! The plan for the rest of the evening is to shower and hop into some clean clothes and then hit the city for some dinner, tourism and perhaps some nightlife.
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