I stepped off my airplane in Budapest and in no time at all, was hugging Bettina at International entryway. In fact, it took less than 15 minutes from when the wheels hit the ground to when we were sitting in the car. I'll call that a new record. She was so surprised by how light I was traveling!
We got home and spent some time catching up! While it had only been a little over a year since I last saw Bettina, there was so much to catch up on and talk about. I came to Budapest to spend time with Betti and hang out with her and her family. I know, this is a friendships that I plan on doing everything I can to maintain, because it is so special and unique.
June 1st 2016
On the first day, I met her godmother. Her godmother has been so nice to me, even before I ever met her (if you remember, last time I was in Budapest, she sent us out to lunch). This time, she gave us a wonderful tour of the city. To start, she is a journalist, so she has connections all over the city. So, our first stop was at the Google Office in Budapest. Every Google office is decorated in a theme about the place that it is in. This one was nautical themed, because of the saunas and baths in Budapest. We enjoyed the swings, the unique seating locations and the cool decorations. Certainly a unique thing to do in the city.
June 2nd 2016
On the second day, we went out with her entire family. The first thing that we did was go to a hospital under the mountain to learn about how it played a role in history. It was quite interesting and I learned a lot about Budapest in both the cold war and WWII. We then went and explored the castle grounds, which we were at a year and a half ago, but was much less sunny and now there were flowers! We found some absolutely gorgeous views! Oh and had amazing ice cream! I had a cherery poppyseed flavor and a cottage cheese flavor. YUM!!