Up bright eyed and bushy tailed and on the road at 07:30. My knapsack is bursting. Two trams took me close to the highway so I had a half a kilometre walk. Getting rid of my last Austrian coins a beer at 09:00. I really lucked in with a businessman going all the way to Budapest in a big BMV. Pleasant countryside similar to Romania. Through the border in 20 minutes. A very beautiful city although far from the grandeur of Vienna. Buda is one side of the river and Pest on the other. I ended up finding a room for $4.50 in an old bourgeois mansion. The communist booted out the owners and converted it into housing for multiple families. It is a beautiful old district here! I have a spectacular view of the city below. There was even a hot water shower. I went to a store called Elelmzer for a big salami sandwich which I ate in a nearby park. The prices for food seem very low like Romania as I look at the menu of a nearby restaurant where the most expensive dish was $1.25. I was no fan of Serbian Goulash hopefully Hungarian is better. After my lunch I walked around for a few hours giving some thought to the bravery of the Hungarians in the 1956 revolution against the Russians. I bought some bread and sliced meat for a dinner with a can of beer. Out like a light at 20:00.