a beautiful city like budapest, that’s just a 2,5 hour ride away from home – is there a better way to spend a weekend? i think not!
so with the weather on our side we were ready to start the adventure!
as soon as we got settled, we went on a walk through beautiful, part of unesco word heritage site, andrassy avenue – that was conveniently enough just outside our apartment door. the street is filled with rows of beautiful houses that lead up to the majestic heroes’ square. (and the light was so beautiful – i just couldn’t stop taking pictures) on our way we encountered lots of “beer bikes” that, although i don’t like beer, looked like a lot of fun. (so if you are looking for an interesting stag/hen night activity, budapest is known as a party city… *hint hint*)
then we took the cutest little metro to the centre of the city, walked through the main shopping street and along the danube, just in time for the sunset. and then they turned on the lights. oooh the lights. i don’t even need to say that i was in heaven. (i have a thing for perfect lighting, be it sunset, sunrise, lamps, fairy lights – ooh the fairy lights..)
after taking numerous photos of the sunset we sat down in dunacorso restaurant by the river (which i would oh so recommend and that very much reminded me of paris), sipped on some red wine and listened to live music with the most perfect view of buda castle. and the food was amazing (vegetarian and vegan friends, you might want to look away for this part…)!
(crispy roasted duck leg with dried plum steamed cabbage and mashed rosemary potatoes)
(white chocolate royal cake with salty caramel sauce)
(juliska cake – the grandmother’s recipe)
afterwards we walked around A LOT. but didn’t realize how much we actually walked, budapest just fascinated us with it’s beauty. i’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
(the chain bridge) (the house of parliament)
would you like to visit budapest?
part 2 is coming soon, stay tuned!