Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd June 2018
Dave wants to pack up and go, it seems Budapest has its own micro-climate, it’s 25c first thing as we wake but the temp is more like 30c we slept terribly a combo of heat and the Palinkas, not having those again. We haven’t done much of the sights in the city apart from walking around viewing them from the outside, we both really wanted to go inside Matthias Church up in Buda but it’s going to have to be a return visit in cooler climes. I tidy the inside of Pogo getting ready to set off, the usual things, cupboards secure, fridge secure and locked, dishes washed, Dave is outside getting fresh water with a watering can from the nearby tap and Pogo gets a big drink ready for some free camping, awning away, chairs away he just about to unplug the electric hook up as a lady drives her camper into the bollard holding at least 6 hook ups knocks it down and drives right over the top of it bollard! The noise made me jump out of my skin. Dave comes inside as it’s not safe to touch the bollard, he’s melting, sweat dripping from his face like a melting ice lolly.
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Route plotted, and we were heading towards Visegrad, 50 kms north of Budapest, Dave really wants to do a summer bobsleigh run, we arrived at the car park and took a little nap, as we were so tired from the lack of sleep last night, then it was decided to come back and do it tomorrow, so we parked down the road in a free overnight spot we found on park4night and recommended by ourtour.co.uk
A storm soon cleared the air and the cool evening brought a lovely welcome sleep. Dave can’t connect Pogos mi-fi it’s supposed to have 7GB as given to us in but it says we need to top up how can that be? We’ve been on a site with free wif? I wrote a blog in Microsoft Word ready to copy into the blog when we’ve got wi-fi next, and off we went to the bobsleigh, it was good fun we got 2 tickets each for 500 HUF per ride (€1.75), there was a typical toboggan one which was pretty fast and another on rails I just had one go and gave Dave my other ticket, he was a big kid and loved every minute of it!
We set off towards Slovakia, we have to be out of Hungary by midnight if we plan to go on any more toll roads that is, as our 10 day vignette runs out at 11.59 pm.