A Hot Dog with Ronnie

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Elizabeth heard about a new Aldi store opening up near Parliament today while she was meeting with some folks. Curious to see if a grand opening meant Free Stuff (patent pending) like in the US, I paid a visit.

Yay! I scored a free shopping bag worth dozens of forints on the black market, a couple of snacks, and a genuine hot dog served steaming hot with mustard.

I needed someone to share this quintessential American experience with me, so I ambled over to Freedom Square to say hi to President Reagan. He’s rarely alone – a steady stream of tourists had the same idea. The range of reactions is pretty wide, but even the mockers keep it pretty respectful. They may not have been fans, but they know why he’s there. And as legacies go, one could do far worse.

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