Posts Tagged ‘gothic’

Isten hozott to Hungary

Why do I keep on traveling when I’m short on money? I want a restaurant, not MacDonalds. I want cabs, souvenirs and nightclubs. 😦 Oh well, you can’t have it all. Either way, it’s still worth it even if you have to sleep on the street or don’t sleep at all (my case). 

We left Coventry on Friday at 1am and we got to Zurich at 8am (yes, we spent what felt like an eternity in London airport). We had 2 hours in Switzerland before the flight to Budapest so I and H. decided to take a look at Zurich. A very short one 😛 

I’m going to be honest here. Zurich has top notch cafes and restaurants! God, everything looked so delicious. And so expensive! (Why don’t they have Euro anyway?) Oh, and ate some sandwich with swiss cheese…:) Apart from that, from what I’ve seen in 2 hours, everything looked sooo clean. C’mon, a city has to have rubbish on the floor!! It looks unnatural! (2 points for the people of Switzerland!) Oh well…yes, it is great when you live in a clean city. As to the rest of the city it looked…weird. There were portuguese flags all over the place 😉 Although I didn’t like Zurich I believe there’s lots of beautiful things to see there…not particularly in Zurich but in other places, near the mountains perhaps. I’m definitely making a come back. 

At 2pm we arrived at Budapest (the airplane looked like my grandma’s car). My greatest fears started to come true. The language, the language, the language. ‘Do you speak English?’ – ‘No.’ – ‘French?’ – ‘No.’ – ‘Spanish?’ – ‘No. German’. German??? I have no clue! lol Yes, it was very difficult to find someone who speaks english but what the heck! There’s nothing better than gestures! And from that moment on ‘ok’ became a thumbs up 🙂 

As to Budapest it looked beautiful. The old monuments, building and bridges is what makes it a gorgeous city. A little bit too old and degraded perhaps. I still have mixed feelings about Budapest. When you’re walking down a beautiful street you can immediately realize there’s a horrible one next to it. The truth is that sometimes I felt like I was in those markets that you see in the Travel Channel. Warning! Do not enter metro3! Scary place! Budapest has beautiful places to see but it also has the most horrible ones! Buses from the year 2000 and buses from the year 1000 lol The parliament was my favorite! 🙂 It’s astonishing!

We then went to Miskolc for the Epica classical concert. A 3 hours concert is more than you usually expect so yes, it was great 🙂 Just a quick note for Simone Simons, the vocalist: ‘Jesus Mary and Joseph! 1st you’re fat; 2nd you don’t give a shit about the audience! Great music and voice though! 🙂

Enjoy the pics 🙂

P.S – I had (still have) some horrible back pain during the whole trip 😦

Pictures (from top to bottom): the parliament; Széchenyi chain bridge; dinner before the concert (it was heaven!); Simone Simons in concert. See more

 

 

Welcome to Hell!

Hellfest 2007 – 01 – 07

Destination: Clisson (North of France).

24h on a bus to get to the biggest heavy metal festival in France. We had a longgggggggg way to go! Did I mentioned that I won’t be doing this again in the next 100 years? Ok, just to clear that up 🙂

But of iron our body is made, and we got there! We had Clisson to visit, and of course, three days of pure head banging! The mud, the loud music, the drunk guys, the camping, not having bath for 5 days made me feel quite literally in Hell (how ironic the festival name) but I can guarantee you that it was an experience of a lifetime!

Enjoy the pictures my friends. They talk for themselves!

Pictures (from top to bottom)

Hellfest entrance; mud; mud; Epica (Simone Simons); MUD!; After Forever (Floor Jansen); Clisson’s Castle