Today we walked to the Buda Hills and climbed up János Hill. We wanted to take the chairlift up, but the line of people was about two hundred metres long, so we just walked. The reason the queue was so long was because it was a public holiday. The public holiday was the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. The Hungarian Revolution was when Hungary won their independence from the Austrian Empire. Their independence only lasted until 1867.
Near the start of the walk there was a split path. Everyone wanted to take the flatter way which was longer, but Luca and I wanted to take the steep path. In the end the long way was really fun, because I found a huge shortcut. The adults reached the top exactly 16 minutes, 46.56 seconds later. When we got to the top, we realised that we could've taken a bus. We had climbed the highest peak in the city.
At the top was a look out called Erzsébet. Erzsébet is Hungarian for Elizabeth. The tower was built in 1911 and was named after Empress Elizabeth who was the empress of Austria and the Queen of Hungary. Elizabeth was assassinated in 1898. The reason the lookout was named after the Empress of Austria after the Hungarians fought so hard for independence was because the Hungarian people liked her. When the Austro-Hungarian Empire was formed in 1867, she made sure the Hungarian people the same amount of power as the Austrians.
We decided to go to the park a bit further down the mountain, on the way we got to eat Langos (pronounced 'langosh') which is deep fried bread with either cheese, cheese and sour cream or garlic. I got cheese, Luca got garlic and Olive got sour cream and cheese.
Other friends came on the walk with us. Jerome and his family are friends of ours. His son, Jonathan played soccer with us on the mountain. The teams were Jonathan, Luca, Alex and myself versus dad, Brett, Jerome and Olive. The scores were five, four our way. I scored four out of five of our goals, Jonathan got the other one.