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Wil 17/3/16

Last night we went to Jerome's house. Mum, Dad, Jerome and Mirjam (pronounced Miriam) looked at old photos of when Jerome and dad traveled together in 1992 and when Jerome stayed with mum and dad in Melbourne in 1999. Jonathan and I played Minecraft and FIFA 16 on his XBOX 360. I am really bad at FIFA on console, so my team lost a fair bit. The controls are harder for me because I am not used to it. I won one game 3-2 against the computer. I think Jonathan won every single match. Then we played Minecraft and I blew up an entire village, just because I could, idk. Idk means I don't know. Dad asked me to explain that idk means I don't know.

Today we went to Memento Park, just outside Budapest. Some of the statues in the city that nobody liked or made people sad, got put in this park. The reason people didn't like the statues because they were built by the totalitarian government. After World War II the Hungarian people were ruled by the Soviet Union whose leader was Joseph Stalin. His government was one party who could do whatever they wanted because there was no one who could tell them what to do. The people couldn't have a say. The farmers could only grow what they were told to grow, people had their land taken away from them and all the profits from all of the businesses went to the government and people only got paid tiny wages.

I really didn't like the park because there was nothing to do except walk around and look at them. Mum made us pose in the exact pose that the statues were doing which was annoying but I like the photographs. The statues where really tall because the government wanted to emphasize their strength and power. One of them was about 8 metres tall and another about 10 metres tall. There were about 20 statues in the park.

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On the way back we went to a huge market that I got a new T-shirt that says 'Rockin Budapest' on it. With a cat singing into a mouse microphone, AKA about to eat the mouse. There hundreds of market stalls that have from fruit and vegetables to clothing spices.

Then we went to a restaurant to have goulash, which is a meaty and vegetably soup, which is usually served with bread. It tasted really good, my favourite part was the meaty chunks.

When we got back we just hung out until dinner time when we had Hungarian sausages. They look like sausage shaped pieces of raw meat but they actually taste sweet and delicious, :).

Posted by wott.on.earth 07:37 Archived in Hungary

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