National Gallop at Hero Square

After lunch, we walked to the Hero Square, Pak Peter our tourleader told us that there's a horce race there. When I make this post, I search through and found out that it was National Gallop, an annual cultural event celebrating Hungarian traditions. The event held from 15-18 Sept 2011, we were so lucky to arrive on the 18 at Budapest.

The center of this event is a national horse race, but there is also a festival of food and sweets next to the Hero Square.

Too bad as it was so crowded, I didn't succeed to take pictures of the real horse, but I took pictures of these fake horse:p

The road were closed, people may enjoy the competition from the inside tribune or from a giant screen on the street.

I took picture of Hungarian trishaws, which are different than what we have in Asia:p

After enjoying the festival atmosphere, we were transferred to our hotel: Zara Continental. There was a accident when our bus has to pass a narrow street to get to the hotel. A narrow street with cars parking on the left and right of the street, was really challenging for our driver and ended up a parked car was broken. Our driver had to deal with the policeman afterwards. It was 4 pm already, we had only two hours to take some rest before our dinner that night.

written on October 19, 2011

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