We take a train from Budapest to Vienna this morning. Budapest has been fantastic, though the weather was not always so great, chilly and rainy at times.
We had a wonderful stay this week at the Danube Guest House. Bob and Zoli have been the perfect hosts. They were gracious, helpful, informative and kind. Our room was large, well furnished and very clean. Breakfast was simple, healthy and delicious, especially the croissants, and the Krups espresso machine reminded me of my beloved Capresso machine at home. Staying at the Danube Guest House is an incredible value, especially given the great location of this B&B in central Pest. Highly recommended.
Like always, soccer is playing an important part in our trip. Two nights ago after dinner at Mosselen Belgian Beer Cafe (great beer selection, but not as good as The Trappist back home in Oakland) we watched the last few minutes of several Champions League matches at Champs Sports pub just a few doors down from the Danube Guest House. Last night after dinner at Menza we watched the second half Everton versus Standard Liege in a UEFA cup match.
Tonight is the big highlight, though, as we have tickets for Rapid Vienna versus SV Reid in Vienna. Rapid Wien is in first place in the Austrian Bundesliga and scoring a lot of goals, so it should be exciting. Fortunately, it looks like the earlier forecast of rain and cold has changed to partly cloudy and cold.