I’m back at it again! Sorry for the silence but I university life got the best of me throughout January, between exams and coursework I didn’t have a minute to stop and breathe and do what I love the most. So here you have it a travelling post. Are you as excited as I am?
Have you ever been to Budapest? Actually, I should start with another question, do you know where Budapest is? Budapest is the capital of Hungary, and even though the East of Europe is only acknowledged for the fact that it is super cheap and I don’t blame anyone for doing that, but European capitals never fail to mesmerise visitors from all over the world. And like I mentioned in some previous posts I love travelling, finding amazing spots and trying beautiful food.
So here you have it a quick guide to Budapest, READY?
First things first, Buda Castle. This Castle is literally a “castle on the hill (cit. Ed Sheeran)” which faces the Danube river. Behind it there is a baroque style quarter which is worth having a look at, simply because it is beautiful and it does not lack history nor authenticity. Reaching the castle requires a long steep walk which is totally worth it because of the beautiful view of the other side of the city, Pest. Of course there is the chance to skip the walk and take advantage of the transfer provided by the castle.
Address: Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary
SZeCHENYI THERMAL BATH
Gift yourself with an afternoon of pure relaxation at Széchenyi thermal bath for the price of 16€ (+/-) you can soak yourself in the warmest water and take care of yourself in some Steam Rooms and Saunas. I have no picture of the highlight of my break because I left my phone in my locker and detoxed my body and my mind in this beautiful space. They also organise private parties and weekend night events. So it’s worth checking out. And don’t forget your swimming suit/bikini!
Address: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
Now Budapest is not renowned for being a hip spot, and even though Hungarians are not openly hipster they do have a latent hipster mindset. This can be seen in spots like Gozsdu a little open air space full of stalls and restaurants as well as really cool cocktail bars. Even if you are not going to drink or eat it is worth having a walk and breath the amazing vibe that is in this space.
Address: Budapest, Gozsdu udvar, 1075 Hungary
ZING BURGER & CO.
If you feel like a bomb Burger Zing is your answer, it is a chai company that is cool, without trying and also fairly cheap. I had dinner at the Kiràly branch once, and I the food was absolutely nice. It tasted fresh although we are all aware that burgers are not the healthiest meal on the planet. Everything is prepared by the order and there are sitting area both on the ground floor as well as the basement. It is is definitely worth having a try, they also have veggie options for whoever is not keen on meat.
Address: Budapest, Király u. 60, 1068 Hungary
If you are a desert lover, Stika is your answer. The have nice coffees a really intimate environment and Goulash, now this typical Hungarian dish is served everywhere and my other half ate only that throughout our trip. But Stika had the best one, really worth trying it there and everything is so reasonably priced you should also have some Palinka while you are at it.
Address: Budapest, Dob u. 46/a, 1072 Hungary
Last but definitely not least is Csiga Cafe, for whoever checks my Instagram stories you know I totally went nuts once I got in this beautiful place, perfect for brunch but also any meal throughout the day. They have beautifully tasting wine, amazing music, plants and paintings. The waiters are super sweet and the feeling of being at home is very much palpable. I also randomly met some friends of mine in there and had an excuse to have more wine. Breakfast is served until 11:45 so You have plenty of time to catch up from your hangover. Definitely worth a visit.
Address: Budapest, Vásár u. 2, 1084 Hungary
Have you ever been to Budapest? Which European capitals have you visited? Tell the Fox Family in the comment section below.
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