Budapest Travel Diary

IMG_5678 IMG_5669 IMG_5673 IMG_5679 IMG_5682 IMG_5684 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5693 IMG_5697 IMG_5698 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5703 IMG_5704 IMG_5708 IMG_5710 IMG_5722 IMG_5725 DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5739 DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5740 IMG_5743 IMG_5752-Edit IMG_5747 DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5763 IMG_5772 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5774 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5778 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5793 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5794 IMG_5799 IMG_5811 IMG_5814 DCIM101GOPRO IMG_5821 DCIM101GOPRO DCIM101GOPRO

If you follow me on instagram you may have seen a photo I posted around Christmas time of a photoshopped snap of me and Matt in Budapest. So these are the ventures of an amazing Christmas present.

The weather was absolutely freezing but bearable, apparently not as cold as it usual as their open air ice rink wasn’t open due to ‘warmer weather conditions’. I cannot begin to express how stunning the Hungarian wines are! They remain relatively undiscovered aside from the desert wine Tokaji. Try Doblo in the old jewish district, with its open brick walls and cave- like feel this place has a real wine cellar vibe about it. There are over 100 carefully selected wines to choose from which is incredibly overwhelming at first. The staff truly know their stuff and share their knowledge to make sure you get a cracking wine to suit your taste, and trust me I’m fussy about Chardonnay!

We pretty much walked everywhere and I think this is a must in any city to truly take it all in. We visited the Széchenyi Thermal Baths and got royally screwed over as we must have looked completely lost and ended up paying a fortune for something totally unnecessary so bare that in mind if you visit! Just read signs and ignore help. Despite that, they are amazing. We went on a Saturday and the place was heaving with locals spending their weekend soaking and relaxing. ( Topshop bikini )

You can catch a breathtaking view of the Parliament from the Royal Palace – Castle Hill. It’s well worth the walk (not that we walked it! We were in a massive rush to get up there before sunset.) The views were spine-tingling. This picturesque area is located in the heart of medieval Budapest defined by cobblestone streets, lovely squares and narrow alleys.

Szent István Bazilika – Make sure you take the stairs to the top, all 364 of them! You may feel a little queazy once you reach the top but its fab, you get to see the structure of the big dome from the inside, it really is worth it. This has to be my favourite church visited so far.

Photos by Matt Dreyer

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s