This morning Péter and I had a nice run around Margit sziget (Margaret Island) which is located in the middle of the Danube near the center of Budapest. I’ve been to Margit sziget several times, but this was my first time seeing the entire island.
What a respite. Margit Island is an oasis of calm in the midst of the hustle and bustle of this city. It’s about a 5 kilometer run beside the trees and the river. Living in Budapest, you don’t experience a lot of nature, and I think Budapestians take advantage of what the island has to offer.

As we approached kilometer #2, I looked West and saw the location of Péter’s office. At kilometer #2.5, we took a break by Margit Bridge and enjoyed the view of the Parliament and Pest. And at kilometer #3.5 we saw a small zoo full of goats which I’m looking forward to showing our boys.

Thanks Péter for showing me the island! Here’s a couple links related to Margit sziget: map, visitor guide, Margit sziget athletic center