On Sunday, January 13, 2013, the International Club met to hear Howard Otto share the events and sights of a recent trip to Budapest, Hungary. He and his wife Mary Kay were joined on the trip by their son Matt and his family. The usual tasty covered dish lunch was another highlight of the afternoon.
Budapest consists of two cities, Buda and Pest and is located on both sides of the very wide Danube River. There are seven bridges that span the river to accommodate the more than two million people living in this Capital City. One of the bridges the
“Chain Bridge” is a suspension bridge built in the 1700 and completely restored in 1949 after it was destroyed during the war.
He showed noted buildings of the city among them was the Mathias Church. It was named for a famous King in the 1200 century and the music of Franz Liszt has often been performed there. Another famous building is the Fisherman’s Bastion built on one of the many hills surrounding the city and dating back to the 1800. A noteworthy massive structure was the Citadel Fortress built on the Danube. Many tourists travel by Riverboat from Germany on the Danube to view Budapest, this “Pearl of the Danube” gem.
The International Club meets on the second Sunday of each month and is open to all Horseshoe Bay residents. Reservations to the potluck luncheon must be made one week in advance by calling Lourdes Langston at 598-1322 or Janice Cleavinger at 598-1063. When the group meets in February they will hear a presentation by Donia Bath about her recent trip to Cuba, the “Cuba of Today”. Put the date February 10th on your calendar.