Daily Journal: Wednesday, 8 March 2017

I was in for a pleasant surprise this morning. Sun and more sun throughout the day. The forecast was for clouds. Amazing how a few rays of sunshine can really perk you up.

Made it to the gym in the early afternoon and found that I pretty much had the place to myself. Makes it easy to get through your workout and not have to wait for equipment to be available. I’ll have one more workout at this gym on Friday before leaving on Sunday. This gym’s location has been super convenient.

I had made plans to meet up with Csabi after his dental appointment. We headed over to the Buda side to check out my new neighborhood for when I come back on 31 March. From there we walked down to the Mammut Mall where there was a Cafe Frei. This is the free trade coffee shop that we enjoy and has several Budapest locations. Fun to go through the menu, by country, and try new flavors.

Csabi said there is another mall a little further up the hill from my new flat. I’ll probably do more window shopping than buying since I only have so much room in my suitcase. The Buda side of the city is a little less urban and more residential – and hilly has well.

Thought we might have some time to check out some of the gyms that I might join in April but it was getting late. In fact, I didn’t get home until 8:30 – and still hadn’t eaten since late morning. Just made some baked chicken and mashed potatoes. Today, I walked a little over 16,000 steps so ready to rest and watch some Next Generation and head to bed.

Tomorrow I will start wrapping up loose ends before leaving Budapest. It really is going to be interesting coming back and see more green. I think the trees, shrubs, and grass are still shaking off winter. A few more days like today should do the trick.



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