Let me start off by saying that I don’t think I’ll ever visit a city as beautiful and as truly breathtaking as Budapest. I booked a little holiday to Budapest as a surprise for my boyfriend as it was cheap and neither of us had ever been before. Everywhere you looked was picturesque, clean and the architecture is just incredible. Like most places I visit I was nervous about the language barrier as neither of us spoke any Hungarian, however most people were able to speak basic English and they were all so friendly! We stayed in our own apartment which was incredibly cheap (about £50-£60 for the whole trip) and it was within a 5 minute walk to the main attractions and tram lines, I highly recommend Dorottya Apartments.
We had so much fun in Budapest as there were tonnes of places to visit and check out. We even booked a Segway tour which was an awesome way to view the city. Our tour guide, George, has a lot of knowledge and history about the city too so it was very educational. We climbed up Citadella, visited the Parliment building, saw the parade taking down the flag, went to see the Shoes of the Danube River (very emotional, I’d take some tissues!), went to The Hospital in the Rock which was a really good eye-opening experience and many more! Of course we walked everywhere so we got to see a lot of the hidden gems of the city including the cute bookshop (I can’t remember the name though!), we walked around 50 miles in 3 days so it was very tiring luckily I took a good pair of shoes!
On the last night we went to visit a Pinball Musuem, it sounds bizarre but it was totally worth it! There was around 130 machines to play with for free (entry was around £4pp) and you could spend as long as you want there! If you spend under a certain amount of time there you get some money back too! It is such an underrated place and I really recommend visiting it 🙂
I hope one day I get to go back to Budapest and visit the thermal baths – I can’t believe I went without visiting one of the famous spa’s last time!