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right before a concert

I was sitting in a famous concert hall in the old Hofburg Palace in Vienna minding my own business. I had just bought a ticket to see a Johann Strauss concert, famous for songs such as the Danube Waltz, and I was anticipating the action ahead when a middle aged tourist sitting right in my ear let out the biggest frothy belch followed by a quick apology.

It took all I had in me for the next five minutes not to burst out laughing.

Im in Budapest now. I was just at a supermarket, (here in Europe we all have to pack our own bags), and I grabbed a plastic bag to start bagging my groceries. The hungarian woman clerk starting shouting at me in hungarian and charged me 25 HUF...the equivalent of about 15 cents.

I spent 4 hours yesterday in the thermal baths of Budapest. There were dozens of 100+ degree pools, 40 degree pools, steam rooms, saunas, indoor and outdoor giant hot tubs! I had a massage and got back in for a while...really rough day. I then went to the National Museum where I was in my hayday learning about the Barbarians, Romans, Byzanztines and Ottomans, all of which settled this area at some point. They had much of the artifacts and jewelry on display from the people groups I read about in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" by Peter Heather.

I have to say, the majority of europeans are incredibly well dressed, especially the women. its like they all just walked out of a fashion shoot. insane.

the next destination is Trannsylvania in Romania. Ill keep you posted on more quirky adventures...

Posted by iaremia 11:22 Archived in Hungary

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BURRRRRP hahahahaha!!

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