However we did have an afternoon & evening that we enjoyed a lot. Our first priority was lunch after we had been dropped back at our hotel. We were ready for walking and just looking around before we had an afternoon trip.
No tea for me this time but a nice looking teahouse.
A metro station we remembered from our earlier trip with the original tile work still in place and below some info on getting tickets.
While we didn't take the metro we walked under the Oktogon intersection to cross the street. Nice Christmas lights already up.
Aha! I spotted what I wanted to see. A food market, albeit small, it was a market. I wondered what would be available in winter. Hopefully not just potatoes and onions!
No, there was color in the market. Of course in a land where paprika chiles are a national heritage.
The grandma here had almost sold out which was good for her as she could get on home early.
Plums for homemade brandy as well as cracked and ready walnut. I could imagine Christmas desserts.
Just enough for a pot of soup. I love how the Europeans have long sold this kind of 'just enough' quantities.
No time for this museum but another trip, another year perhaps. Perhaps...
But finally Dick spotted a tiny place to eat. Really small and with a limited 'buffet' but just enough for two people who had eaten more than their share during this cruise.
A bowl of sturdy soup, a pickle & sauerkraut of course and some fried things. I was never really sure what we'd had but it was basic and good and we had time for just a siting down break which is always nice.
Then it was time to get back to our hotel for our afternoon trip out of town. We had a busy schedule on these three extra days.