Budapest via Everywhere

The travel woes continue unfortunately. We got up early (again) and pounded the free breakfast our hostel had, and used about half of their meat and cheese tray making sandwichs for later. These would come in key. We caught our 840 train from Ljubljana to Budapest and prepared for the 9 hour grind. Turns out the rail operators had some surprises for us.

We never spent more than 3 hours on any one vehicle. It went like this:

– train from Ljubljana to nowhere
– bus from nowhere to nowhere
– train from nowhere to the Slovenia/Hungary border
– walk 100ft across the border to a train
– train from border to nowhere
– bus from nowhere to nowhere
– train from nowhere to Budapest train station
– subway from train station to city center
– walk to hostel

As you can imagine this was crazy and tiring and ridiculous. Couple that with cough I seem to have developed, the fact that the last train was a smoking train, and the fact that I couldn’t buy water anywhere because we either would miss our bus/train, or they didn’t take Euros. (hadn’t exchanged any money yet).

Luckily our hostel here is really nice and it feels good to be back in a big city. Perhaps we can muster up the strength to get out tonight

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