So there were two things that surprised me about Eastern Europe broadly that Budapest encapsulated quite nicely. The first was the persistence of art, whether for its own sake or serving a (political) motive, in the streets and every public space available. The second was the persistence of certain figures - namely, Shakespeare and Holmes and Watson. I saw these three guys pretty much every day of this two-week trip. So, a little from Column A: And a little from Column B: . This was also pretty confusing, but Pretzel Guy seemed willing to roll with it, so I followed his example: .
We spent a lovely morning walking down Andrássy út (Budapest's answer to the Champs Elysees, apparently) . (I'm not imagining things, right? This dude legit has fangs, right?)
. Anyway, Andrássy út led us down to Heroes' Square and then into the park, where we found the baths, a church, and a castle (you get two out of three). And I did a little window-shopping: (you don't even know how much I wanted one of those little piggies).
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