We got up, had breakfast and prepared to go to the train station. Decal took a taxi and some of us walked. We arrived early so we could purchase our tickets. However, the train was about a half hour late do we spent a lot of time waiting at the crowded train station. The train came and 7 of us wound up in a compartment with all the luggage. Then a man came along and he had a reservation for one of the seats. We made room-some of us went to the dining car. After a few stops the train was less crowded so everyone found a seat. The man in our compartment was going to go to Budapest but he was going to get off at the wrong stop. We prevented him from doing this and then he became more friendly. He is from Argentina and could not speak any English. We can’t speak Spanish but some how we were able to communicate a little. In fact we saw him in center city Budapest.
After we checked into our hotel we went out to see the sites. We are staying on the Pest side of the river. We went to the main area of the city that has many shops and restaurants. We were site seeing for a while and then decided on a restaurant that had Hungarian food. It was almost 7:30pm so fear not that we were eating the early bird special. Lori and I ordered a Hungarian meal of pork goulash stew, chicken paprikash, potatoes, and something like stewed tomatoes. It was a ton of food for a reasonable price. After we couldn’t eat any more we learned dessert was included. We were able to get dessert to go but sorry no pics since it is still in the to go box. It was getting cold sitting in the outside cafe so we headed back to the hotel. An early night for us.