Being on a seriously restricted student budget this year, I’ve not been able to travel at all, so it has been almost a year since my last trip abroad. That is, until I went to Budapest last week! I went for a 7-day break with some of my closest university friends to celebrate completing our four-year-long university degrees, and I had such a fab time!
With seven days, we could visit all the main attractions and got to sample the notorious food and nightlife, so we got a pretty well-rounded taste of the city! I went to Parliament on the banks of the Danube river, the Gozsdu Udvar in the Jewish Quarter and its many bars including the famous ruin bars, Central Market Hall for its traditional food and many tourist souvenirs, Castle Hill and Buda Castle, Margaret Island and various other parts of the city. My absolute highlight was our afternoon at the Széchenyi thermal baths, where we spent a whopping four and a half hours turning ourselves into wrinkly (but relaxed) prunes. We stayed in an AirBnB apartment just a few steps from the well-known Ráday Street where you can find all the food you might want ever, including traditional Hungarian restaurants, street food, and a Michelin Guide recommended restaurant!
Over the next few weeks I will posting all about my time in Budapest including lots of information about all the individual sights and attractions, so keep your eyes peeled if it’s a city you’ve ever wanted to go to! Even if it’s not, there will be lots of pretty pictures, so stick around! Expect lots of exclamation marks. They are my favourite piece of punctuation next to the comma, and they come out a lot when I’m excited about what I’m writing! (Case in point.)
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Thanks Budapest! You've been the Buda-best! I'm at the airport now, waiting for my flight home, but I'll definitely be back one day. Wait for me! ✈️ Photo from yesterday at Hósök Tere. #Budapest #VisitBudapest #Hungary #VisitHungary #hosoktere #monument #goodbye #flyinghome #travel #travelblogger #Europetravel #adventure #explore #wanderlusting
Check out my Instagram (@hannahinternational), where I posted a whole bunch of photos during my time in the city, and will be posting even more now I have sorted out all the photos from my camera!
Budapest Great Market Hall | Nagyvásárcsarnok
Széchenyi Thermal Baths | Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő
Ráday Street | Ráday Utca
Buda Castle & Castle Hill | Budavári Palota & Várnegyed
Budapest’s Ruin Pubs
Gozsdu Courtyard | Gozsdu Udvar
Magaret Island | Margit-sziget