Earlier this summer, I was lucky to get an invitation from the lovely peeps at the Hungary Tourist board to visit their capital city Budapest. Armed with my Budapest Card, I headed over the famous Chain Bridge to explore ….. Here’s my week in pictures
As soon as I entered my hotel room at the Novotel Danube, I was just blown away, they promised me a view but this was one of the best I’d had like ever , I couldn’t stop staring out of the window ( well until they switched the lights off at night, total spoilsports ) …
In order to get my bearings , I took a tuk tuk tour of Budapest, which is definitely for the thrill seekers , I don’t think my back has recovered from the banging up and down over the cobbles.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of other transport options in Budapest from the retro style tram. ( line 2 is the best for sightseeing as it runs along the Danube), to the easy to navigate metro, theres even the river bus if you fancy seeing the Chain Bridge close up.
Whenever I hit a new city , the first thing I do is check out the food , and Budapest certainly doesn’t disappoint Check out my Top 5 Budapest Foodie hotspots HERE http://wp.me/p4AB93-wi
Famed for its excellent strudels , it was the first thing on my list to check out. Both savoury & sweet its a great cheap lunchtime snack to have on the go….
I also managed to check out one of most fanciest cafe’s, located upstairs in Alexandra bookshop ( officially known as Lotz Hall ) it’s truly a hidden gem , so be sure to stop by for a pot of tea & a slice of dobos cake. It’s a great place rest your legs and admire to opulent surroundings for a while.
I also managed to stop by and take a peek inside St Stephens basilica , it’s one of the largest in Europe .
I even managed to get out for a bit of night shoot …….
And no visit is complete to Budapest without a visit to a thermal baths , I plumped for the Rudas baths a local favourite , with the fewest tourists . It’s one Budapests oldest and entering the main bath feels like your soaking in history in the octagonal pool which dates back to 1566. See my review of my Thermal Bath visit HERE http://wp.me/p4AB93-vT
My trip to Budapest was generously provided by the Hungary Tourist Board.