Happy New Year!
I’m sitting on a train from Budapest to Innsbruck as I write this post. It’s only 6.45am so it is still dark outside but I love it. I love to travel. I love the process of travel. I love being in new places, with new languages (haven’t tried to speak Hungarian before) and unusual food. Even on the train they are offering Hungarian Goulash soup and interestingly, meat loaf roll with estragon sauce – estragon!?!
|Budapest at minus 13!!
We landed in Vienna over a week ago and have had the most amazing time. Four days in Vienna, two in Bratislava and four days in Budapest. Budapest is a grand European city. Hugging the Danube on both sides, the city is bursting with magnificent buildings and palaces. Discovering bullet holes in some of the stonework from the 1956 uprising is disturbing and harrowing.
And the temperature! It dropped to minus thirteen. Even with thermal underwear, I had to wear my ski jacket over my winter overcoat and was still shivering. But what’s a European winter without a bit of frostbite?
So, we are now heading for the slopes of Oburgurl for a week of skiing. The snow is falling up in the south Tyrollean Alps, so fun times here we come.
If you could travel anywhere over Christmas and New Year, where would you go?