I love Budapest. Because you are so close, you must go to Prague.
i've so enjoyed your Greece posts and look forward to Turkey....then Budapes...and more!
Budapest's Christmas market was our favorite of all the places we visited during the holiday season of the year we lived in Europe. Enjoy!
yay for turkey!
can't WAIT to hear all about the winter wonderland (and what made you decide to back track!)
I can't wait to see and hear what you thought about Budapest! Happy travels :)
Well, Yuriy it already happened twice to you guys, and you will take the best out of your trip. If I were in budapest I would definitely meet with you, and have a hot chocolate. I stopped in budapest three times, while going to the states and return in Romania, so I don't know much about it's beauty. In some parts of Romania, there are many families of hungariens. I heard you tried the gulas, which is very tasty and perfect for winter or when you're really hungry. Take care
Oh a really nice city Budapest! I was there 3 years ago. There is so much to do in the city! Personnaly, I prefered Buda to Pest... You should try the Gerbeaud Cafe!
Ahhh jealous, how come you decided to go there?
hey! I live in Budapest!!!! Where are you staying and what have you seen already? Oh, it is so cool you are here! I got so excited! :)) How did you decide to come to this beautiful city?
Budapest! That's so exciting. I have no idea what Budapest looks like, so I'm super-excited to see all of your photos from there!
Our plan was to chase summer and skip winter at home. So we were going to fly to Thailand from Istanbul.... But we're so close to some amazing cities just a train ride away. And a travelor from Brazil told us their fave city in the world is Budapest, so we decided not to miss it. Julie- We're staying in Akacfe Apartments in Pest. Not the best on the exterior, but a really comfy place with a kitchen for cheap. So far have wandered around the entire city, explored churches, bridges, went on a walking tour, & hung out at the Christmas market. Tomorrow we're checking out the baths! Any suggestions for our last day tomorrow?
Oh my! Which bath did you choose? I would go to Széchenyi Fürdő, which is very close to Heroes Square with the two beautiful museums on the sides. You can go there by taking the metro line 1 (the yellow one) which is my favorite public transport line in the entire city! So unique and I love the smell of it! :)OR to Gellért Fürdő, which is on the Buda (hilly) side, but right at the bottom of the Gellért-hill. It is beautiful. If you cross the bridge (Szabadság-híd, it is the green one) you get to Fővám tér (Pest side), where is the best market in the city (called Vásárcsarnok)! The building is old and nice, they have good stuff, vegetables, all kinds of meat and on the 1st floor Hungarian souvenirs. I would go up the Gellért hill to get a good sight on the city, or go up to the tower of the Basilika. If you get the chance, try to sneak into any old building, you will be amazed. Mostly the are ruined and in very bad condition, but still amazing.Have you been to Andrássy street? Up in the castle? Been on the top of the Tunnel at the Chain bridge? Did you find good places to eat?
Budapest is beautiful. I look forward to reading all about your travels!
If you haven't already hiked up to Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill that is a fun free activity we did last year when we were there. Momento Park was also fun if the weather is good we took public transportation out and enjoyed the trip. Sounds like you are planning to head off to Thailand and stay clear of winter but if you have time Prague is wonderful and you can get there for 29euro by booking a SPAR ticket