DAY 4: Friday, July 10, 2009
We woke up on Friday and could not believe it was our last day in Budapest already! That cancelled flight really screwed us out of a full vacation day, which stinks. But, we were ready to hit the ground running once again to see all we could in the short time we had!
We met for breakfast at the hotel at 8:00 a.m. The breakfast was very Hungarian, with lots of pastries, bread, meat (like, lunch meat - salami, etc.), cheese, rolls and eggs. It was very tasty! Jacob met us there as we were finishing up to help us plan our day, then we packed our bags and checked out of the hotel by 9:30.
We left our luggage at the hotel then started our walk. We walked over to the Danube, then down towards the Chain Bridge. On the way we stopped to see the Shoes on the Danube, which is a memorial to Holocaust victims who were shot into the Danube. Empty shoes line the river for a stretch, and it was very powerful. I thought the pair of child's shoes was especially poignant. This memorial was definitely one of my favorite sites in Budapest.
Up next: Family ("rehearsal") dinner and sightseeing in Györ!
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