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Amanda's Travel log

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Hi, it's all about the adventure... ((*_*))

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Jun 14, 2009 08:00 PM Short lived

Short lived I started the day with such joy, as the weekend was blast. THe weather was perfect. I know here in London was nice but in Budapest there wasn't a cloud in the sky and I just enjoyed the sunshine.

Jun 13, 2009 08:00 PM Chocolate Banana!

Chocolate Banana! The thing to do in Budapest is head for a spa or swimming pool. There are so many all over the city; the one in Gellert Hotel is really brillant. It is in a wonderful surroundings and the water is source from a thermal spring.

It is time to head home now it has been an incredible few days. I love weekends like this, it feels like I';ve been away for a while and yet it is only a couple of days.

Jun 12, 2009 08:00 PM Plane, Trains and Automobiles

Plane, Trains and Automobiles We caught a jet stream (or something to that effect) that brought me into Budapest half an hour before schedule, but what it did mean was that it was a bumpy old landing. I mean so much so that I starting feeling nauseous.

I took public transport from the airport as my aim was only to spend £50 for the weekend and that cost me 3700 HUF which is probably around £12. I know that was a lot to spend, but it ended up being a 3 day pass so I thought it was value for money, espeically when I found out where my hotel was. Firstly I had to take Bus 200E from the airport to the train station, then on to the metro, then tram and finally a bus (it took around 45 minutes. We each journey costing 260HUF it made sense.

The was spent at the Castle which really shouldn't be missed and then in the park

Jun 11, 2009 08:00 PM Heading to where the sun is shining

Heading to where the sun is shining As I checked in for my flight online, there were various reminders that my flight was taking off from Terminal 5 Heathrow. There last time I was here they were just opening T5 and there were a whole set of problems with delays, loss of baggage etc. So in some ways I was excited to depart out of this terminal and for me it didn't disappoint. I thought it was well laid out and my departure gate was right next to the food hall, which for me was really suprising as I've never had such a short walk.

I like T5 whilst I didn't do much shopping there was a good range of shops, I especially like the sony store; but I did get myself a pair of snazzie concorde cufflinks - hmm my keepsake.

Jun 10, 2009 08:00 PM Weekend outing

Weekend outing Finally a weekend away. I've only been back for a little over a month and going back to work has had its challenges; so the best way to work around this is to take a weekend away. I wanted to do Tallin, but got a really cheap flight with BA so I'm heading to Budapest.

As it is only a weekend I can't be bothered to do research so I'm just going to turn up and see what happens... This is as exciting as I'm sure the trip will be.

May 29, 2009 08:00 PM It's hot hot hot

It's hot hot hot Second weekend in a row and the weather has been great in London. The temperature rose to a swelting 27 degress. When the weather is this hot, one of the nicest ways to spend time is on the river.

Now I know it is a tourist thing to do, but there were a lot of Brits doing the same thing. I took one of the river boats down to Kew.

These depart from Westminster Pier and it take an hour and 30 minutes to Kew Pier. If you stay on the ferry it continues to Richmond and then Hampton Court (which takes two and half hours). I'm not too sure how many services run daily; I think the times are around 10:30, 11:15 and 12:00 and the returns are at 15:30, 16:00. Acutally I'm not really sure when the last one departs. The vessels are a little old and not very attractive but the ride is really nice. The crew give a commentary of important buildings that you pass and there is a licenced bar on board. A few of the well prepared visitors had brought along their packed lunches and preceeded to have a picnic on board, which considering the length of the journey was a good idea. I'm not sure what the actual cost is, but as I had a travelcard I only paid around £11 return.

May 27, 2009 08:00 PM Been back nearly a month

Been back nearly a month And my feet are really scratching me; I just had to book something. So I'm booking a weekend away. Take a few pictures, have a little dinner, see a few sights is all I've got planned. And then I have to organised something a little further afield.


May 07, 2009 08:00 PM Decisions, decisions..

Decisions, decisions.. Ok it's that time again to decided where to vacation this year! I know I went ot Hawaii but it doesn't really count, for some reason.

Now back in the UK the fun should really begin but my travel partner is otherwise occupied. So my big plans of going to Thailand and Cambodia is out of the window until next year... Or the year after as next year is supposed to be Africa.

On the plan for this year, so far is, Russia, Hungary, Scotland, Jordan and possibly Iceland. Now this may not actually work out and the economic position is the UK is still a little dodgy. We will see...

May 04, 2009 08:00 PM Cultural shock

Cultural shock Wow who would have belived it that I would feel so out of place here. Going back to work was tiresome

Apr 30, 2009 08:00 PM Ok I'm back

Ok I'm back Got back into London half an hour before schedule, which was great. But not only that the sun was shining and the weather seems warm.

I came in at Gatwick so took the Thameslink down to central London, the good thing is that it only costs £8.90 and takes about 50 minutes, whist if I had driven it would have taken over an hour.

But the thing that was most astonishing to me was as I came out of the station was the amount of people smoking so much so the air was heavy; coupled with the car exhaust, dust pollution it was almost unbearable. Oh for the fresh air of the caribbean....

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