Day 11 – Vienna to Budapest

Our train was due to depart at 08:42 and with me being extremely organised suggested arriving at the station no later than 08:00. It was a terribly early start and a breakfast was needed. There was little chance of me getting a full English at the station so I settled for a pastry with a sausage in…


After smashing this to bits we boarded the train. We managed to get another little room to ourselves where I took a fantastic panoramic picture that Tiff deleted as she wasn’t happy with the way she looked in it. I thought she looked fine and believed it could have been up there with the top 5 photos of the holiday. The journey was just over two hours and after seeing a Louie Theroux look a like on the platform we had finally arrived in Budapest…

The hotel we are staying in offered us the option of having someone pick us up from the station, we thought this would be a good idea. We were wrong. After looking around the station for a while he was nowhere to be seen so we just had to jump in another taxi. This was the first of 3 minor disasters outlined in the video below. I would just like to point out that I was seething at the time and the only way I could vent my anger was filming myself ranting about it…


After this I quickly cheered up and we booked a taxi to head over to Sziget Festival. Notice the irony. This taxi journey was successful and we had arrived at the island of freedom…



This place was pretty crazy and there was loads to do. It took us a while to get our bearings but after a few beers it felt like we’d been there all week. All Tiff wanted to do was sunbathe and eat watermelon, so she did…


All I wanted to do was be silly…


So I did. We found this huge chalkboard which everyone had been writing on so I wrote my name backwards on it in huge letters…


The only band we really wanted to see was The Last Shadow Puppets and we managed to get pretty close to the front…


The great thing about festivals abroad is that there is very little or no wind so you get a really good sound if you’re in the right places. This was probably the best sound I’ve heard at a festival and you could hear all the instruments pretty clearly. The crowd started filling up and the band played a great set even though they didn’t seem to take it very seriously…


After their set we made our way back to the hotel as we were looking forward to having a good nights sleep for the first time in two weeks.

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