Yesterday after going to the gym I went to Szenchenyi bath.
It is ranked the second best bath house in Budapest, although it
was my personal favorite! The baths were outdoors and on a nice day
like yesterday, it was very relaxing. There seemed to be many more
young people at this bath than the others I have been to. After the
baths we came back and got ready for an excursion to the opera. We
saw an opera written by Mozart! Seeing an opera in a foreign
country is interesting, it was sung in German and the subtitles
were shown in Hungarian. Therefore, it was a little difficult to
understand! I was happy I had been to an opera before so I
generally knew what to expect. Today was one of the last days we
have in Budapest, so I made the most of it! It was a beautiful day,
so Leonardo and I climbed up to the top of Gellert hill for a view
of the city. Climbing the hill was something I’ve wanted to do
since we arrived in Budapest, and it definitely lived up to my
expectations. The view provided a beautiful panorama of the city.
We spent the rest of the daylight hours walking around Budapest and
taking in the sites. For dinner tonight, we got together with the
Roma who we have been working with at a local pub. There was food,
a band, and dancing. It was a great way to finish our program with
the Roma from Budapest! I have found Budapest to be a very
interesting city. It sits in limbo between Western and Eastern
Europe, and is often considered the ‘gateway to Eastern Europe’.
There are vivid examples of both cultures in the people and