Day 17: Sailing the Danube from Bratislava to Budapest

Since we left Bratislava early, most of the day was focused on sailing the Danube.

During the day the sailing is not the most exciting at some points of time. There are a lot of swans along the Danube at some points, which I did forgot to take a picture of. One thing I noticed along the Danube is the amount of logs and sometimes garbage floating along in areas. It is amazing at times there is no damage from the large logs floating in the water to the riverboats.

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One thing though I really want to note is to be careful of the sun along the Danube. I actually got really burned this day and my arms were bright red for only being in the sun for such a short time. I was a bit surprised since I got the worst of the sun out of my Mom and myself. This probably was not the best way to end a trip to Europe I will say since I had no aloe with me!

This evening we did bring one of our own bottles of wine we had bought in Passau to dinner. There is no issue on Viking bringing your own wine, which is a good thing since there wine was pretty below average. We of course had another bottle of Gruner Veltliner with us that evening, which we had bought a few days back in Passau.

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During dinner the view along the Danube was fantastic. The most amazing part of the day was the evening sailing towards Budapest. At one point we passed Esztergom and Visegrad during dinner.

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Around 10pm was when the Viking Baldur started to see the lights of Budapest. This is definitely not to miss and I recommend getting up on the Sun Deck before everyone else does. We lucked out and got a prime spot on the front of the Sun Deck. Viking did serve schnapps up on the Sun Deck that evening, which was a bit different tasting. Not really sure if it was schnapps or something else all together!

The almost Chuck Norris or Colbert bridge!

The almost Chuck Norris or Colbert bridge!

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