After enduring a 24-hour-plus journey from San Francisco to Budapest, I checked into my hotel, then quickly hopped into a cab to reach the famous Gellert thermal baths before they closed.
Once there, I was overwhelmed by the size and beauty of this art nouveau gem. Japanese tourists waiting in line were as confused as I, studying the "menu" of options but presciently requesting a safe for their valuables. Before my husband was siphoned off to the men's side, we agreed to meet later in the outdoor pools, and the adventure was on.
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