Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From Budapest

I have learned to navigate the public transportation, and thus am at home.  I punch the little paper ticket before each subway ride and am careful to hold onto it, in case it is inspected at the other end.  The city is a dream for those of us who love mass transit: tram, subway, bus, train, and all running efficiently.  If you're 65 and older (no, I'm not there yet) all these are completely free.  As a result you see far more elderly riders about the city.
No transport photos yet, though there'll surely be some blurry ones up here on my return.  I'm in no hurry to get back.  Last night I heard the Hungarian Philharmonic at the gilded Opera House: Gyula, Mozart, and Schmidt, with a Chopin nocturne as an encore.  The audience was wild with applause - a sweet and generous music-hungry crowd.  Let's stick around a while longer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am jealous but happy for you! It all sounds grand and quaint at the same time. I'm looking forward to your pics and updates!