BUDAPEST TRAVEL DIARY

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Last year in September, Adrian and I traveled to Budapest. It wasn't really a place I was looking forward to visiting - I didn't really know much about this city or Hungary to begin with.

Looking back, I'm so glad we decided to visit this beautiful city. Budapest was definitely a highlight during our trip - apart from eating pizzas in Rome and living the island life in Mallorca!

STAY
We stayed on the Pest side of Budapest in district 6 at a really nice Airbnb apartment - the hosts were really kind and helpful and the house was really cool, plus it was a great price! The only downside was that there was no lift - but we managed!

GETTING AROUND
We did the easy touristy thing and organised the Big Bus Budapest bus tour. We were honestly so exhausted after all the places we had already visited, this seemed like a no brainer. It was actually so good - the audio on the bus was so informative and interesting - I felt like I was learning!
The ticket was great value too, included was a free round trip on the River Danube and a night tour - which was so beautiful.

VISIT
Budapest is famous for its bath houses, we decided to go to the Gellert Thermal Baths. The location was so lovely although, I think the bathing would be a lot nicer in the summer months.

Escape rooms are huge here, we did two of them! Escape rooms started in Budapest and there are actually a few in Melbourne now too. We went to TRAP and did the Medieval and Egyptian rooms. We liked the Medieval one better - although we did that in the afternoon when our brains weren't dead from sightseeing!

Shoes on the Danube bank is a memorial for a number of jews who were killed on the edge of this river. The jews who died here were ordered to take off their shoes and were then shot at the edge of the river. When we walked by this memorial, shoes were filled with flowers and candles.

The Funicular Railway (cable cars) in Castle Hill on the Buda side was really something. I loved riding on the carts, it was such a cute was to get a nice view of the Pest side there was some nice areas to explore on the top!

EAT
Hungary was under the ottoman empire, so many dishes in Budapest are that way inclined. I was in heaven when I saw the amount of Turkish places to eat although, there was lots of Goulash!

Gelarto Rosa is THE place to have ice-cream. The ice-cream flavours are amazing, I had white chocolate and lavender and plum gelato and still think about it to this day. I think this ice-cream was better than Rome's (sorry!) We went back twice!

Central Market Hall was the place were we tried the delicious Langos - it's like a open top sandwich topped with sour cream, salads, paprika and anything else! It's so yummy, but messy!

Hummus Bar was a place that was recommended to us. It was pretty delicious and super healthy!

Ruin Pubs - we didn't get a chance to go to any of these but, they seemed really cool!








Have you been to Budapest or anywhere else in Hungary? Or are you planning your trip to Budapest?! 
Lemme know in the comments below! 

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10 comments:

  1. I haven't been but I'd love to go. So many people tell me it's beautiful and it certainly looks that way in your photos. X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It was definitely so beautiful. Looking back through the photos inspired me to do this post. The city is really something. Thanks for stopping by Kate! :-) xx

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  2. Your photos look beautiful and it sounds like you managed to see a lot while you were there. I'm glad you had a good trip and I'm sure this will be really helpful for anyone considering going there! :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica, we did really pack in a bit. I have to stop doing that on holidays because I usually come back needing a holiday! haha
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  3. Love these photos! Now Budapest is on my list of places I'd love to visit.

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