The rest of the time we mostly spent hanging out in one of the many parks, or on Margit sziget (Margaret Island), the green heart of the city. The only real cultural activity was a trip to the National Museum to see the excellent Press Photo Hungary exhibition (also highly recommended). As for eating out, Budapest offers a great selection of good and moderately priced restaurants. We mostly went for the Indian theme, first in the very cosy family-run Kashmir, then in the somewhat peculiar (= esotheric), but equally excellent Govinda with its all vegetarian menu.
But what has really made it very special so far is the weather. Temperatures in the mid-20s (and that is not Fahrenheit), almost uninterrupted sunshine and hardly any wind. I don't remember it ever being so hot so early in the year in Hungary. In fact the sun is so strong that one really needs sunglasses - either one's own or, even better, a borrowed pair.
After a somewhat exhausting and stuffy train ride, we are now in Nyíregyháza, at my mum's place, getting ready to celebrate her 60th birthday tomorrow. In spite of not having seen each other since October, Tristan and her hit it off right away, which gives Ane and I a bit of a well-deserved rest.