Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Market and café time in Budapest

One of the great good pleasures of travel is visiting the local food markets and sampling the local foods, especially the unique tastes that can't be found in that form back home.

That's why it's good to read, in my daughter Ann's blog, that she and her husband Curt started their two-week visit to eastern and central Europe this week with a visit to the market and plenty of café time on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

They're also experiencing the deliciousness of goulash, goulash soup, polenta, pork dishes and local beer. Oh, and don't forget the market (photo at upper left) filled with paprika and other seemingly exotic spices.

After Budapest will come Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Munich, Germany, for Oktoberfest; Stuttgart, Germany, to visit with friends.

Ann's Tweet on Tuesday said it all: "Here's my one tweet from Budapest: good food, good beer, beautiful buildings, great cafes."

(Photo credit: Ann Chihak Poff)

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