|Budapest 47.4979° N, 19.0402° E|
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The bags are packed. The taxi to the airport's booked. The cat's sulking1. Yep, time for a few days away.
Three nights in Budapest, a train journey on Tuesday across the Hungarian border to Prague: three further nights in the Czech Republic, and fly home next Friday. Should be good.
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No itinerary to speak of; nowhere to be at any set time - just a few nice beers to be drunk, an eastern European goulash or two and a bit of culture thrown in for good measure. I know there's a terrific floating jazz bar2 on the Danube everyone raves about, so a couple of hours on board a boat listening to live music, with a drink in my hand - should tick all the boxes.
And, can I just say, I'm getting really excited about the six hour train journey - I absolutely love foreign train travel - the drinks trolley, a good book3 and just gazing out of the window; what's not to like?
I'm sure there'll be pictures and stories when I get back, but that's it for a few days.
Burt Bacharach - Trains and Boats and Planes (1965)
2 Columbus Pub
3 The Chalk Man
4 See you soon