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Mar 20, 2019 - Budapest: Parliment Tour

The tour of the Budapest Parliment building was more interesting then it might sound. The inside was as spectacular as the Libray of Congress is in Washington DC. The tour picked me up at my hotel and at the Parliment building we had headphones and a live guide. The guide was very good and told us all the details and some interring things too. You can only enter the building with a tour and must show a passport. The building was done in the Budapest grand period from the mid 1800’s until 1904 when they entered and lost WWI, then WWII siding...

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Mar 20, 2019 - Crossing the Danube

After the Parliment tour and some time looking around the excellent museum attached, I decided to catch a ride on the acclaimed by National Geographic Trolly2 the goes back and forth along the Danube. But first i had to find a place to buy a ticket which was quite a walk to a metro station and then with the help (donation of coins) of two nice ladies I got the machine to give me a day pass to ride buses, trams, and metro. I am having trouble understanding Hungarian money and especiallyy the coins. The tram was interesting and goes past the...

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Mar 18, 2019 - Vintage Bus Tour of 3 Cities

Today I took a vintage bus tour o the three cities across the bay from Valletta. They are Vittorija, Cospicua, and Senglea. There is a beautiful view of the three cities from the English Garden and salute battery. All three cities were part of the fortications by the Knights of St. John and they all have significant fortresses guarding the bay between them and Valletta After the tour I enjoyed some gelato across from the ferries in Selina and the took the long bus ride back to Rabat for my last night for awhile, since I wil be leaving for...

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Mar 17, 2019 - Rabat, Malta: Feast of St. Joseph and Street Bands

Here in Rabat (and probably through out Malta) they are preparing for the feast of St. Joseph. Last night and tonight there has been an adult band playing for hours from about 8;30 PM through the narrow streets of Rabat. It began with the ringing of all the church bells and along with bomb fireworks. Not beautiful colorful fireworks but the kind that sound like cannon blasts. The streets are beautifully lit and draped with cloth banners. Crowds of people in the streets dressed in their best. Men in suits and ladies in dress pants and...

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Mar 16, 2019 - Catacombs in Rabat, Malta

Saturday I took the ferry and then a bus to Rabat, Malta where I’ll be until Tuesday. Rabat is near the center of Malta and the city right next to the Mdina Fortress that I already visited with Jane. Rabat is also know for their catacombs which I visited yesterday. Archaeologists have discovered they were early Christian tumbs used up to and during Roman times. The catacombs were also used during WWII as bomb shelters. The museum of St. Paul Cathedral had a very interesting Archelogy display about the catacombs and life at the time of their...

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