Budapest - the Pest side

posted Oct 19, 2010, 10:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 27, 2010, 7:03 AM ]
I picked Budapest as one of our cities on this World tour because I had read about the many ancient thermal bath houses that dated back to the Turks and the Romans.  All 3 of us love to sit in the spa waters and take them in, they are relaxing and therapeutic.  My plan was to go to at least 2 or 3 but our six year old had a bit of a meltdown the one day and we only managed to get to one but we made the most of it.  When you are traveling with a small child you can forget that their little legs are half the size and Dax did a lot of miles on his and he was just too tired.  So the one day so we just ended up staying in the hotel almost the whole day for him to nap and do school.  He was just exhausted from all the walking that we had done in all of the cities.  Fortunately we had a nice hotel to relax in and it was the Hilton West End which is connected to a gigantic mall of 400 stores.  This normally would have made me ecstatic but I couldn’t buy anything because all of these low cost airlines that we are flying with allow anywhere from 15 to 20 kilos per bag and that can barely hold my skincare products, it takes alot of work to look this good. Ha ha ha.  Somehow I am a Hilton VIP and have a card to prove it and we received a delightful upgrade to a one bedroom suite for free.  This was a welcome contrast to the teeny tiny room in Prague.