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Thermal Baths, Views and another escape

semi-overcast 22 °C

As it was a jolly long walk we hopped a Uber to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. After purchasing tickets and dumping our gear into a locker we headed out to the pools which weren't quite as warm as we were expecting.
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We hopped into one of the swimming pools which had a section in the middle of it where people were going around and around following a tiled circular pathway. Curious we headed over and joined in finding that jets of water were creating a current that was pushing everyone around fairly quickly. A couple of elderly ladies in front of us tried to exit but weren't quick enough and had to go around again to be able to get out of the current.
Deciding there must be hotter pools we exited the swimming pool and climbed the stairs to one of the side buildings. The pools in these rooms were between 20 degrees and 38 degrees. We went between them for a while and momentarily tried out a 45 degree steam room before deciding the stem was too thick and cooled off in yet another pool.
After a couple of hours in the pools we dried off and got some lunch from the café. Unfortunately the food all seemed to be cold to warm where it should have been piping hot. After partially finishing our lacklustre lunch with hope that we wouldn't get sick we hit another external swimming pool at the other end of the complex and found it to be a beautiful temperature and enjoyed the warmth thinking of all the possible thermal benefits as we lounged out. :-)

With time slipping away we headed back to our room to get changed before heading to fisherman's bastion for a few photo's of the cityscape before sunset and some great pictures we did get.
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We then headed back down and crossed Chain bridge before heading to Trap to try one last escape room. We arrived bang on time and chose the Medieval room. Moments later we were locked away for the third time this week and had one hour to solve all the puzzles, decifer the clues and find our way out. I am very pleased to confirm that this time we beat the game and got out bang on time which was quite a thrill.
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On the way home we located a supermarket and got some food and supplies for the morrow.

Posted by loueeezo 09:10 Archived in Hungary

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