Thursday, November 29, 2007

Things I Miss About Budapest: Baked Roll

Nowhere else have I seen these baked rolls and there are quite many places I have visited. The kürtős kalács really is a delicasy you should not miss when in Budapest. Unfortunately I cannot recall the real name for these rolls right now but it does not diminish their great taste. Thank you christie and Enikő foreducating me on the name!

As you can see these rolls are cooked on open fire (well not so much on fire than embers). After they have baked enough yhey are rolled on sugar or cinnamon or what ever flavour you want (and is available to the stand).

These were just the perfect snack for a casual stroll through the streets and parks of Budapest. For me they somehow have stated to represent the feeling of not being in hurry to anywhere. Damn I miss that feeling.

And those baked rolls.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Things I Miss About Budapest: The Climate

I know this doesn't look much or anything special... But the picture was taken mid April. Here in Finland I have used to the fact that there is still heck of a lot snow on the ground that time of the year (yeah, well, not here down south in Helsinki, but where I grew up and went school to). And look at that! Trees have so green leaves! And that was the coldest April locals had experienced for quite some time.

Winter is nice. Snow is nice. But it is the cold and the snowflakes on my face that I can't quite handle. I like summer so much better. The warmth...

The warmth...
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Things I Miss About Budapest: Presence of History

There are so many historical locations in the Budapest that just about where ever you are there is something historical around. Now looking back at the summer spent in Budapest I truly find myself longing for all those evidences of past times and the former glory. These ruins in the Margit Island is one good example.
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