Project 365: Day 249 – The other hill in Budapest

7th March 2015 – Budapest, Hungary

From one hill to another, we move along, seamlessly.
While giant museums and galleries adorn one hill,
Its forgotten souls and there statues that embellish the other.
It’s a giant walk, I am told. But hell, I am all set for the kill.
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St Gerard looks down upon Budapest – Budapest, Hungary

Yesterday I had walked until the Verkert Bazar. If I had walked a little more, I would have seen the other hill that adorns Budapest.
While the castle hill is definitely the star attraction of Budapest – complete with the national museum, gallery, and church – there is another hill on the west side which still holds a few wonders of its own. The Gellert hill is named after St. Gerard, who was unceremoniously thrown to his death from this hill, and who has a big christ-like statue now adorning the hill.
The famous Gellert thermal baths are located at the foot of the hill, but given my adversity to spend money on this trip, I did not even go close to it. I went uphill. Climbing the Gellert hill is a good and decent workout, with all the uphill walks. But totally worth it. At the very top is the citadel, offering views all across Budapest.
Thats a lot of walking for the day. I think I will rest now, because tomorrow, I face my most feared nemesis.
I have a bloody dentist appointment for tomorrow!
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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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