Every time I look back at my photos from Budapest all I can think of is my ass freezing to death (we went early Jan). But my freezing ass had a brilliant time so it was worth it. This was also one of the quickest holiday booked to date…..sometimes you just need to feed your impulsive mind.
We booked our accommodation through Airbnb and it was really cheap for such a great flat. It was situated near the Jewish Quarters and close to most of the sites we wanted to visit.
We pretty much saw every single bridge that we knew of in Budapest – Chain, Elisabeth, Liberty…you name it. Lots of photos were taken of the grand parliament across the river. Szimpla Kert (Ruins Bar) was also on our list to go to….it was really just a crowded bar to me. We had a few drinks there and ticked that one off. My favourite spot in the Buda side had to be Fisherman’s Bastion. It was high up in the hills and we walked it all the way up but our bodies never seemed to warm up. For lunch, we tried the Great Market Hall, which offered a variety of food options so you’re bound to find something you want to try there but it was very busy so be prepared to queue. I’d also recommend a walk alongside the Danube River, where you’ll find lots of shoe sculptures created as a memorial to honour the Jews who were killed in Budapest during World War II.
On the Pest side we went to see St Stephen Basillica, Citadellan… and whatever was on route but sadly I couldn’t be bothered to take photos because that would require having my hands out in the cold.
The last day was pretty chill. We went past Heroes Square and then to the thermal spa where we spent most of our time relaxing and partially dreading going back to reality the next day.