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☆09☆行走布達佩斯(Lost in Budapest)

來到米蘭念書的好處之一,絕對是能夠盡興遊歷歐洲各國的地利之便。
第一個跟同學出遊的國家就獻給了匈牙利的布達佩斯。

One of the advantages of coming to study in Milano would definitely be the geographical location of the city, enabling me to travel around Europe within arms length.
And my first excursion outside of Italy was Budapest in Hungary.
_DSC3441  對於布達佩斯的印象,我停留在小說The Historian所建立的情景,
甚少閱讀的我因為對於吸血鬼相關的題材都非常的感興趣,
所以很難得的把一本小說給看完,但很慶幸自己能夠看完這本書,
因為除了對於Dracula的歷史考究之外,
我更喜歡的是作者順著小女孩尋根究底的過程,
豐富地介紹了土耳其、匈牙利以及保加利亞等等國家的城市光景。

My impressions toward Budapest was mostly perceived through the fiction novel, "The Historian."
I rarely read, since I am not one of those culturally intellectual beings,
however since I am fascinated with all topics related to Vampires,
I felt obliged to finish reading this best-seller.
And I was more than glad that I did read it after all,
because asides from the dramatic elements and historical events related to dracula,
this book has helped me visualize the landscapes of rather exotic cities such as Istanbul, Budapest and Sofia (and I really want to visit them all!).

DAY 1: THE MIDNIGHT OVERTURE

來到布達佩斯是個深夜,我跟俄國女生同學Sveta搭上計程車就前往了市區,
其實這次的出遊完全是個即興曲,除了知道自己要住在某間公寓兩個晚上以及有一張回程機票之外,
其他的東西全部都是且看且走。

We arrived at Budapest in the midnight; my Russian classmate and I took a cab into the city.
This trip was pretty much impromptus, asides from knowing I will have a place to stay for 2 nights and a ticket to get back to Milan, everything was just going to be imrpovised as the time goes by.
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班上同學在
Airbnb上找了一個很棒的短租公寓,位於布達佩斯的高級住宅區,
是一棟灰暗但又充滿歷史痕跡的建築,當然內裝經過裝潢非常的溫馨明亮。
(airbnb link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/868167)
進入公寓大廈的穿堂以及走上樓層望過去天井的感覺,是種曠然的心境,
時間跟情緒都突然地靜止了,好像一種永恆就在那個呼吸的瞬間,
沒有辦法解釋為什麼有這種情緒,但也可能是當時的我太過放大這個出遊的興奮之情。

My classmate rented an amazing apartment on Airbnb, which is located in a very nice area in the city.
The building comes off as very historcal and gloomy, but the interior of the hallways are just amazingly beautiful; the apartment itself is modern, warm, and cozy.
Desserted in absolute solitude, one could feel how time has stopped within such an environment.

離開公寓的第一站來到Simpla. 是個很酷的廢棄建築風格, 裡面聚集了各式各樣的酒吧、Cafe還有水煙吧;像是個夜生活的市集。
Our first stop was Simpla, an almost "debri-like" building of bars, cafes and hookah bars; it's more or like a bazzar of nightlife. 
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中間有一個很大的天井。A large open space inside.
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傳統匈牙利shot ─Unicum. Traditional shots─Unicum, supposedly tastes like a stronger version of Jaeger Bomb...
Not so yummy...
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Day 1-2: CATCHING LIGHT
米蘭的天氣一直陰雨,來到布達佩斯雖然冷但至少沒有被雨給壞了興致。
昨晚的夜店行雖然我3點就收工,但回到公寓4點睡早上8點多就醒了還是很傷的。
另一個女生醒了,我們小聊天一下我就打算要煮咖啡來醒酒,
當我順手地拿起了摩卡壺之後,想也不想的裝了水以及咖啡粉就放上爐子開始燒,
突然一陣異味我跟美國女生都覺得很奇怪,但更可怕的是爐子上的火怎麼突然變得很大?!
趕快地關上瓦斯才驚覺摩卡壺起火?!
然後就眼睜睜地看著摩卡壺底部開始融解,我才意識到我把電加熱的摩卡壺拿去燒了!!!!!

結論就是喝酒以及睡眠不足之人不可以早上煮咖啡。

The weather in Milano before departuring was horrible, rainy and gloomy; at least Budapest showed us som hospitality.
We returned to the apartment app. 3am in the morning, I showered and slept at 4am, however sadly, I still managed to wake up at 8 ish.
Since another girl also woke up, we chit-chatted a bit and I suggested that we make some coffee to help wake ourselves up for the day.
I took up the Moka pot and put in water along with the coffee powder,
didn't think much and just put it on the stove while lighting up the fire.
After about 10 seconds, we started to realize the fire got big and a nasty smell spreaded out;
suddenly we saw the Moka pot on fire, and the bottom of the pot was MELTING!!!!!

So what I did was I actually put an electronic Moka pot with a plastic base burning on a stove.

Conclusion: Drunk and people who don't sleep enough should refrain from making coffee in the morning.
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久違的星巴克。Long time no see dear Starbucks.
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想不到出門在外看到星巴克以及聽到店員會說流利英文,有種莫名熟悉感。
Wouldn't imagine that seeing Starbucks and hearing the baristas speak English would give me a sense of home.
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每次到教堂就是要來個登高拍照,因為教堂不高所以沒有鐵欄杆圍著,拍起來特別"舒爽"。
Whenever visiting a church or touristy building, I would go up to the top so I could take pictures of the city.
I liked how this church wasn't that tall so there were no metal windows blocking the view, making it easier to take pictures.
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要從Pest 通往Buda的大橋,走過去真的是徹骨寒風因為毫無遮蔽。
The bridge that sits on the Duna river, connecting Buda and Pest. Walking through it was one of the most horrible experiences I have ever had.
SO SO excruciatingly cold with the wind.
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踏上布達的第一條街,車水馬龍。
One of the streets we first encountered after stepping onto the Buda side. It was a busy line of cars forming an oddly "ordered" moment at the redlight.
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登高總是有捷徑。Is there always a shortcut to achieve a certain height?
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到達布達皇宮,現為美術/博物館。The Buda Palace is now a museum.
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很貴但恰到好處的攤販熱食!STREET FOOD!!!
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好貼心的準備了IKEA毯子讓大家包裹吃東西。They actually provided blankets for their patrons. Milano should follow suit LOL!
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此行全女生團體照。The girls in this trip.
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返回公寓路上隨便照照。發現布達佩斯其實是個處處充滿設計的城市。
On our way back to to apartment and took random photos of stores; I really think the city has a nice aesthetic and is full of interesting visual designs.
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Day 1-3: MOSAIK
這間咖啡店很有意思,店門口跟店內牆壁到處都是塗鴉,店內有提供粉筆等等東西讓客人創作。
An interesting cafe that has graffiti all over the place. People just take up a piece of chalk and write whatever on any place they can see.
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雖然是種蛋糕,但口感卻是一個很軟的吐司疊很多層,每一層裡面都有甜甜的焦糖醬,我的上面還灑了核果。
Though it claims to be a cake, it seems to be just layers of ultra-soft toast with caramel filling and nuts sprinkled on it.
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小插曲:在我們如火如荼的聊天當兒,沒想到其中一個男同學跟店內一個女生搭上眼,要離去之前男同學還請服務生遞了紙條,
想當然耳男同學晚上的行程就跟我們略有不同了(笑)。說真的我們在場另外三個人都沒有發現他在跟別人眉來眼去。

Day 1-3: SPOONING SOME DINNER
同行夥伴找了一個船餐廳,坐落在DUNA河上。
So for the evening we went to a boat restaurant sitting on the Duna river.
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算是非常高檔的餐廳,但在克難旅行中還是要小小犒賞自己一下的。
看到擺盤就覺得好可愛!
It is a classy restaurant, though we were on "budget travel" but it was still nice to splur a bit.
The color scheme is really cute and girly for the entree. This was fois gras.
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傳統匈牙利牛肉湯。Goulish in soup form.
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傳統匈牙利燉牛肉。Goulish in stew form.
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甜點是秋高氣爽的色澤,濃濃的南瓜味慕絲搭配著肉桂香氣的烤蘋果碎塊。
The dessert definitely reminded me of thanksgiving; sweet pumpkin puree mousse with roasted apple and cidar.
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逛夜店!其實Sony RX-100夜拍實力真的不錯 ㄎㄎ
Checked out a club for the night; must say that Sony RX-100 did not let me down :)
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Day 2: LONELY ISLAND
這天早上我們耗了大半天沒有什麼行程的進度,沒想到我吃完早餐隨便去逛逛我就跟其他人走丟了。
尷尬的是狂撥大家的手機都撥不通,蝦晃了一陣之後就覺得乾脆自己再往別處走走。
This morning was not so productive since we were walking around looking for food as breakfast.
However I lost myself after a small detour, and couldn't reach anyone through phone (which makes sense when we are all using Italian telecom system service -> so ITALIAN!!!!).
after walking around at the church for a good 30 mins not being able to find the girls,
I just decided to go explore the other parts of the city.

因為聽說布達佩斯有個Club Island, 因此我就決定獨自前往島上。
途中經過了國會,但整修中所以拍到的照片好醜。
Because someone told me that club island was interesting, so I decided to walk towards that direction.
I walked by the congress but too bad it was under maintenance, and I couldn't remove the ugly fences out of the frame I wanted.
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下圖左手邊其實就是所謂的CLUB ISLAND, 但跟夜店毫無關係,CLUB是因為"country / sports club", 說穿了只是個很大的闔家歡樂公園,
美則美矣,可惜我也不能在這邊跑步,白白浪費了布達佩斯版本的中央公園。

On the left-hand side of below picture is where the club island is located. Though titled as "Club Island," it really has nothing to do with night clubs, but in fact is named in such way presumably due to the sports club located on the island. In a sense, the island is really just a huge foresty park sitting between Buda and Pest over the Duna river. More or less like the Budapest version of Central Park?
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最後我決定回到主要的大街上想辦法走回公寓,途中經過貌似火車站的建築物以及稍微熱鬧的氛圍,
回到教堂之後終於在手機上找到一個沒有打過的同學的電話,試著聯繫居然聯繫上了,
所以就跑到附近的cafe找他們然後就一起吃飯。聽到他們說最後用Segway逛了城市也覺得挺有意思,
可惜自己錯過了 :( 但無論如何,就算最後一天的我迷失在布達佩斯街道上,我卻沒有太多的焦慮或恐慌,
試著不要去想那麼多、試著不要害怕一次,我想這就是我Lost in Budapest的最大收穫。

Eventually I got bored of the island and walked back to main street trying to find my way back.
During the meantime I was able to get in contact with one of the girls, and went to meet up with them;
they did a segway tour of the city which I thought was really cute and fun so I was a bit sad I missed out the tour.
Nevertheless, for the first time being entirely alone in a city with no plan or not knowing a direction,
I wasn't panicking or frustrated; I tried to not think about it and not be afraid of the situation.
Being "Lost in Budapest" probably was one of the most rewarding experiences throughout the trip.
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