Early morning in Budapest

Metro at 630 am to the park where the flea market and baths are. No coffee anywhere in sight.

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In the center of the park are the baths. The building is gigantic, and when I went in at 7 am, the only other people there were older locals. In one bath I asked an older man if he spoke English and he just looked at me like I was a crazy person.

I counted about 14 baths… They seemed to have different chemicals or something in each because the signs for each were different. I found the outside pools, which were steaming from the heat. It’s amazing that people just go and sit in the baths doing nothing. I got bored after a few minutes in each one.

After 45 min or so in the baths, i got my camera out of the locker, got dressed and went back through to take some photos. I got a few funny looks walking through fully dressed and I think one man yelled at me for taking photos!

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It was kind of a long walk through the park to find the flea market, and after a while I thought maybe this was a dumb idea and perhaps the flea market would be a waste of time.

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I was wrong. The flea market was amazing… All locals, all kinds of stuff for sale. Local baked goods, beef, soviet stuff, clothes, tools, etc etc. Fantastic.

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Harley of Budapest.

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Walking back to the metro station I couldn’t find anywhere to eat, so I stopped in a McDonalds for an Egg McMuffin and a coffee. Thought it was funny that there were instructions on the self serve soda machine.

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Breakfast.

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After this, I took the metro back to the hotel to change and drop off my wet towel and bathing suit, and to prepare for my next excursion.

– Posted from my iPhone in Budapest

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