Sunday, 12 August 2007

August 9th, 10th, and 11th (Days 23-25) Budapest

Budapest is a marvelous place. We are staying on an island in the middle of the Danube, and it is an oasis of peace and quiet apart from the music festival that is taking place on the adjacent island. I jest not! Ah well. John has been off exploring Pest and Buda, and I will leave it to him to describe. I have been drawing instead, sat in the park. It seemed the perfect opportunity to chill out.

A bizarre thing happened while I was drawing yesterday. There am I., minding my own business when a guy on a bike (taking his dog for a walk) suddenly screeches to a halt beside me and points at my foot. He then proceeds to get off the bike and sit down. The next thing I know, he is massaging my feet!!! (Only for the brave I can tell you). He only spoke Hungarian, and I only spoke English and about 10 words of Polish so I haven’t a clue why he was doing this!! There were loads of other people around so I wasn’t too concerned, but on a scale of 1 to 10 of strange and odd things to happen this had to be a 15!!! John was depressed as no one had hijacked his feet while he had been out :-)

Better go and see what he has been up to today. New pictures to follow soon. We are off on the bikes again tomorrow, following the Danube.


Rory said...

enjoying your adventures (having been to a few of the places you have visited) and also reading a book about a man who (motor)cycled round the world twice.....a future project for the way I refereed all 3 papers for Johannesburg and we are still waiting for a second referee to complete our paper.....Rory

nigel said...

will you stop abusing the services of random foot fetishists and get on with the cycling! Hazel you pervert