June 20–The Delegation Savors The Last Day in the Balkans

Our last day in Budapest.  The morning was on our own, some enjoying museums, others experiencing the famous Thermal Baths.  At noon we met M.P. Agnes Ostolykan at a small shop of creative Roma fashions, near Saint Stevens Basilica on the Pest side.  The skirts and jackets had color and flair, and we spent an hour trying them on.  From the shop we had a quick lunch of Hungarian goulash at a nearby café, and then we visited the famous Herend Porcelain showroom.  The displays were dazzling, as were the prices.  A quick stop for afternoon refreshment was at the popular confectioners shop, Gerbeaud, and then another visit to a Hungarian fashion boutique.

The last evening for our Delegation was done up in style, as we dined at the Hilton Hotel on Castle Hill.  Even better, our table was near the wall which overlooks the Danube and the city below.  As the sun went down, the Mathias church spires, Fisherman’s towers, and the Parliament building across the river were flood lit, a fantastic sight.  We dined while listening to romantic music played by four Roma musicians.  Budapest does not get better than this.

The last evening for our Delegation was done up in style, as we dined at the Hilton Hotel on Castle Hill.  Even better, our table was near the wall which overlooks the Danube and the city below.  As the sun went down, the Mathias church spires, Fisherman’s towers, and the Parliament building across the river were flood lit, a fantastic sight.  We dined while listening to romantic music played by four Roma musicians.  Budapest does not get better than this.

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