Budapest, the capital of Hungary,  is a city divided by the Danube River, with the hills of Buda on one side and the flat of Pest on the other.  The splendid Chain Bridge over the Danube links the city.  Walking over the Chain Bridge is a must for any visitor to Budapest as looking at the intricacies of the engineering of the bridge makes you almost forget to look at the magnificent sights of this elegant city.

On a recent visit we stayed at the 5 star InterContinental Hotel, located on the banks of the Danube, on the Pest side.  From our suite, we had incredible views, not only of the river with its constant stream of river boats and barge traffic, but of the magnificent Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion atop the hills of Buda.  In the evening these buildings were lit up and certainly were a sight to behold whilst taking a stroll beside the Danube, which by the way, was not blue.

We loved Budapest so much that we are heading back for another river cruise.  Sandra T.  

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