The Sassy Winter Spirit of Budapest

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  1. Tai chi in Budapest? I wouldn’t have believed it if not for your wonderful photo. We do live in a global society! The photo of you drinking too much wine is precious and as for Adi – He certainly know how to mug for the shot! Wonderful post on your adventures through Christmas in Budapest. My favorite is the Art Nouveau illustration on the menu of Café Bouchon. Lovely! – Neek

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    1. Well spotted Neek. I love that Art Nouveau cover of the cafe’s menu too. Thank you for the apt observations and Adi is way more photogenic and relaxed in photos than me.
      Tai chi in sub-zero temperatures was certainly a novelty. I will try and bring more from Budapest since I could not stuff all into this one post 🙂 xx

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  2. Is Café Bouchon a Bouchon as in Lyonnaise Bouchon or does it refer to a cork, I wonder? Fabulous pictures and fun stories abounding. I’m off back to France tomorrow where normal service may be resumed …. apologies for rather patchy coverage the last three weeks xx

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      1. I was in England, drove back to France at the end of last week and was in Switzerland yesterday. States will follow but not until April, I think. What a blinking saga … my passport got trapped in the US Embassy (this is the problem with clever systems that rely entirely on computers rather than humans …. sometimes you need a person and in this instance there was no way for me to talk to one). All good now but hugely stressful for a few days and then had to hare to England and condense a trip that was supposed to be a week longer. Xx

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      2. Just to think of it, AI is quite something but it makes you think about what the future holds. I have started watching a show called Humans on Amazon Prime. It is giving me the jeebies. Naturally I am sorry that you had to deal with this entire bot(ch) business in trying to recover your passport. England-France-Switzerland and then again back to England… that is making me dizzy. Better catch a dollop of laziness too if you can in England! *hugs xx

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  3. what a wonderful place , the pictures tell you had a great time . Interesting how the castle was built of cardboard and wood initially and then re-made with stone! That deep fried bread looks amazing !

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  4. Budapest does look wonderful. Fun fact, my brother in law is Hungarian, and he and my sister went and travelled around Hungary (and Italy) for a month. I was totally not jealous 😛

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      1. Both goulash and paprika chicken are made often at their place. We usually crash there when we visit Auckland, and they always have the most amazing meals 🙂

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  5. I so enjoyed reading about Hungary. At first I was intrigued by the hooded statue, impressed by the Magyar statues, and in awe over that amazing castle. I would love you to send me a photo of some part of your Hungarian experience for my Monday Mystery Photo posts, if I can be so forward to ask you directly? I credit you with the photo and post links to your blog as photo contributor for two weeks. I can delete the post a month or so later, if you wish for it to be deleted. I haven’t had any photos of Hungary yet, or none that I can remember. Thanks for considering. And seeing that photo with the Langos, at the Markets, made me hungry for one. I might have to take a trip to the market in my town that sells Langos!! Excellent post!!

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    1. Haha a trip just for Langos. Why you are a soulmate! I could not believe it that the guys did not go for even a bite of it.
      I will send you a photo for your Monday Mystery post and you do not have to delete the post at all. I would be delighted to share it. If you give me your email id, I can send it to you. xx

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  6. Your post bought back memories I was in Budapest about two years ago for Christmas and I remember seeing those trees in the christmas markets. My favourite part of that part of trip was ice skating on christmas day (I had never done it before)

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  7. Mmm, haven’t been to Budapest for over 20 years but will probably remedy that this year if my Hungarian girlfriend (finally) marries her French boyfriend. She, of course, would agree with you. She thinks everything is better in Hungary!

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    1. Christmas is a wonderful time to be there because the festive markets all over the place seal in the spirit of it. Thank you Amor, I think the recipe was a charming surprise. As for going to Budapest, when is the next flight love? xx

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      1. Oh A if only Europe is not 13hrs away, I’ll drag my whole family there every year. For now I shall be content reading abt them from your perspective, which is one of my favourites 🙂

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    1. Thank you my love. This one you shall surely enjoy to its very hip core. Good question lastly. I have to forage into my souvenir box and fish it out. I have been thinking of the deliciousness of it. Here I go! 🙂 xx

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  8. ooooh everything looks like a fairyland and you know what, your pictures of all the holiday food gives me such intense cravings. I wont be at peace until I try my hand at making that deep-fried hungarian bread! I mean, boar is a bit much to try in my kitchen but recipe for Langos I can hunt for! 😉 Amazing trip and memories girl! xx

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    1. Even better would be to go hunting for the boar with a few hounds for company? To do things the old way. Hmm deep-fried bread –could you actually bring yourself to immerse it in a vat of oil and not suffer a coronary from just the act of it? Thank you for the lovely comment as always, Mallika. xx

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