We went to Vaci Utca (utca means street) area for our dinner. Our tourleader told us that the area is famous for its cafes and that we may find many souvenir shops.
When I make this post, I search through http://www.budapestindex.com/near-vaci and found out that it's more than cafes and souvenir shops. It's a pedestrian with international brands. Whatt? I didn't find any of those shops. I read further that Vaci Utca is divided into two parts; the stretch between the Market and Erzsébet Bridge is full of souvenir and book shops with a few cafes, while the part from Elisabeth Bridge to Vörösmarty tér offers shopping opportunities with shops of major international brands.
Ok so this post is about Vaci Utca between Erzsebet bridge and the central market than:p We should have gone to other part of Vaci Utca.
From the hotel, the bus passed the Danube river, I love river so much. But in our itinerary, there is no plan of visiting the danube river. So when the tourleader gave us a 25 minutes shopping time, I walked to the river by myself to take pictures while the rest of the group got into the souvenir shops. The view from the Erzsebet bridge is so beautiful! Wish Rene were here, the pictures will be different than what I have taken:p
After the taking picture session, I walked to our meeting point and took pictures at Vaci Utca area. The souvenir shops were really tempting, and so did the ice cream.
At the end of the road, there is an open area with fountain, where we can enjoy from cafe or from the Burger King.
I also took pictures of the Central Market, but didn't get into the market.
And the Liberty bridge at Danube river with its light on! Ohh how I wish to take pictures of the river and the bridges with the lights on. Too bad we didn't go there on our way back.
Bangkok Thai Restaurant Budapest
That night we ate at a Thai resto called Bangkok Thai Restaurant. Surprising that there's a Thai resto in Budapest. By the way I also found a lot of "Thai Massage" at Budapest.
The resto served really good Thai food, started with tom yam, than fried shrimp, egg, fish.. mmm yummm.
written on October 21, 2011