Sunday, June 12, 2011


A few weeks ago, I traveled north with my friend, Liz, to Esztergom a small town on the border of Hungary and Slovakia.

Train on the way there

going to Mass at the Basilica/Cathedral - strangely, Budapest is not the See City for the Diocese of Esztergom-Budapest

The crypt under the basilica where Cardinal Mindszenty is buried -- if there's a picture of Bl. JPII praying outside your tomb that's a pretty big deal

wandering around the castle

eating a MASSIVE pile of greasy food (between the two of us)

walking to Slovakia (I'm in two places at once!!)

eating ice cream there

walking back -- the Slovaks (on the left side) have a much better view!

The only not-so-great part of the trip was how I kept getting us lost :(
A poor sense of direction and a dislike for asking for directions aren't a good combination.
All in all it was a good day -- nice to get out of Budapest for a few hours.


  1. you beat me to posting about esztergom! :)