Now that I’m in the middle of the exams term, I would give anything for a few relaxing&carefree days! And what else would a student think about among the piles of books and sheets than the good days of holidays?
As you know, I spent the Christmas holidays in Vienna. More pictures can be found here. But regarding the New Year’s Eve, I spent it in Budapest with some friends from Hungary, Poland and Serbia.
Budapest was great as well! Wonderful views from the Citadella or during the night with all that lit bridges and the city hall, cute winter fairs, delicious food!
Now I will tell you a few things to do in Budapest. So let’s start with the beginning:
∗ no trip to Budapest should ended without a Danube cruise at night: the views are gorgeous & the champagne sparkly
∗ eat traditional Hungarian food. I went to a little restaurant on Buda, the western side of the Danube River. It’s called Kacsa (Fő utca 75). The food is really good and the service is impeccable!
∗ if you want to visit, but do not know where to start, a good solution would be the Big Buses. These buses will take you to all the touristic sites or you can simply make a tour of Budapest, listening on the headphones to the most important things about the city. A two days ticket would be quite enough to make an idea about Budapest
∗ the most popular shopping street is Vaci Utca, but the luxury stores can be found on Andrássy út
∗ enjoy the thermal baths some constructed during the Roman times and other by the time of Turkish rule
∗ visit the House of Terror to see exhibits related to the communist and fascist period
∗ visit St. Stephen’s Basilica
∗ and just walk around … on bridges, on streets.
And here are some photos that I posted on Instagram during my stay in Budapest.