Daily Journal: Monday, 24 April 2017

Another quiet day in Budapest. Time to focus on my travels in May, which starts next Sunday when I leave for Cairo. I still need to confirm where I’m staying in┬áLarnaca (Cyprus) and┬áDubrovnik (Croatia). Whatever I do, I need to commit to plan by later today or tomorrow at the latest.

Just had a couple of errands to do today. Always a good reason to check out some new neighborhoods. One of the errands was to find a place to make a clothing donation. This would be easy in the U.S. or the U.K. because I’m familiar with the process in those countries. I Googled where I could donate in Budapest and found suggestions to contact a church with one suggestion about a location near Kalvin ter (near a Metro 3 station) that might have a place. And off I went.

As it turned out, I couldn’t locate the donation spot once I got there. Decided it was a good time for a cup of coffee. Saw a sign of a cafe that offered Illy coffee and went in there for a double espresso. Illy is my go-to brand when I travel, if I’m not sure what to order. Also, I purchase Illy when I’m in the U.S. or traveling for home use.

In this same area I found a pharmacy. This is where you purchase over-the-counter medication like aspirin or fill prescriptions. Places that look like a pharmacy or drug store will carry non-grocery items that you’d find in a Walgrens or Rite Aid. I needed to buy aspirin, Aleve, and Imodium (for my travels to Egypt).

Final stop was at the grocery for items to make Chicken Paprika tomorrow.

Now more research on Airbnb locations and plane reservations…

 

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