January 17, 2018

The first blog post of 2018 is here, and it's definitely a reflective one. A few years ago I went travelling and visited some of the most beautiful places in Europe. Hungary was definitely high on my list and I spent three days there in the sunny month of July. 


During our visit we enjoyed many long walks in amongst the hustle and bustle of the cities' capital - Budapest. We soaked up what can only be described as architectural genius, rich in history and culture with buildings that could, quite possibly, be mistaken for pieces of art that fill the cities' streets.


We stayed in an "Airbnb"  (here's the link if any of you are interested https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9752109?s=51) which was beautiful, luxurious, quiet and extremely good value for money! The flat itself was located just next to the Hungarian State Opera House and about a five minute walk from the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which was perfect! 

We explored Castle Hill, The Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. We also visited St. Stephen's Basilica, The Hungarian Parliament buildings (which are stunning at night time), Gellért Hill, The Hungarian National Gallery and The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture. We spent many hours walking along the river Danube, over various bridges (Elisabeth, Liberty and Chain to name a few) and through to the art sculpture - "Shoes on the Danube Bank". We even managed to squeeze in a trip to Vajdahunyad Castle and The City Park Széchenyi thermal bath - which was every bit as good as it sounds (although you aren't allowed cameras there). 

After just three days in this city we managed to tick everything off our list - making it the perfect place to stay for a short city break, and what a vibrant, trendy and beautiful city it is.

I now can't wait to plan my next trip away and hope to have inspired and given you wanderlust too!

Happy New Year to you all!