Our tour guide Peter, who we will always remember because he helped make our "holiday" great!
This evening our crew said a few closing words. It was like leaving friends. We have so much enjoyed the 4 tour guides, especially Peter and Csaba who have been with us since Prague.
There are big ships and small ships but the best ships are friendships.
We traveled 560 miles, 500 nautical miles, 4 capitals together.
There is a German term which says you always meet twice.
We had a 7 course dinner which lasted over 2 hours tonight. We have come to the conclusion that Europeans like to enjoy their meals. We Americans eat way too fast. Thankfully the portions were small and some we only ate a few bites of so that we didn't get too full. After dinner a Hungarian opera put on a show which was fabulous, but would have been much more enjoyable if we would have been able to understand Hungarian.
*1 million people from Budapest died in WWII, 1/3 were Jews
*They call Budapest The Queen of the Danube
*The streets in Budapest are wider than most because they were built for the Military
*Budapest is has the biggest Opera House in Europe after Vienna
*Sales tax in Budapest is 27%
*17% income tax for everyone in Hungry.
*Buda has 1/3 of the population and Pest 2/3's.