Cannot really express how good was to be back in Budapest, and not just traveling through, but being there, actually being a tourist there the very first time. It’s a strange feeling, cause I’m from a smaller town, so technically I was a tourist back than too, but being a kid with your parent is a totally different experience. Now, having lived there for 10 years (*swallowing a teardrop*), it felt like an old familiar face, yet new and exciting at the same time.
Not to mention it was summer, I mean really, undeniable, true, hot Summer with plenty of sunshine, 30+ Celsius degrees, sweating and drinking, with a massive capital S if you will, so only my most summery clothes were required (minus the traveling outfit, duh). The packing was easy peasy, with only 3 light dresses and 2 pair of sandals! I mean really, that was it.For travelling I had wanted to wear my new stripe (my Cook) pants with Supergas, but London weather called, and eventually had to opt for jeans and almost waterproof Old Skool trainers. Whatever, good enough, moving on. When we got to the Airbnb, our first thing was to change into something light, so I opted for this cute (and pretty cheap) Zara dress, ASOS sandals and circle basket bag and sunnies from eBay. And even though I didn’t wear jeans, this look was (and still is) truly myself and could wear it right now. Shocking right? As the Airbnb was next to Deák Ferenc Square, we took a quick visit to Váci Street, which is more or less the equivalent of Oxford Street, but smaller and probably friendlier, with no traffic in it at all! London, pay attention, please! Btw this Zara on the left used to be my favourite spot to buy things for years. Oh, sweet memories. Now just look at this building, magical, isn’t it? Ok, golden hour is always helpful, but still, this could be in Paris as well, and there is a reason why Budapest is called the Paris of East, just saying. 🙂And the wines! Everybody (non-Hungarians basically) is shocked how good Hungarian wines are. Yes people, Hungarian wines are freakkkin’ good and not to mention not crazy expensive. If there, you must try at least one glass (red and white :)) of them. And btw this little drinking happened here, this pic says it all. Hello Buda Castle!This is the Danube Corso and that bridge is the Chain Bridge with the Buda hills/mountains(?) in the background.Few more outfit photos because why not, I really enjoyed wearing it, however one of the top buttons kept opening all the time, probably because of my ‘huge cleavage’ ;). Luckily I used a safety pin already, so it wasn’t a huge issue.These sunnies are still my faves.Sunset Bp = the coolest thing in the whole wild world. I might be a bit biased, but nobody can take this away from me. Nobody!Having some wine, we strolled a bit along the Danube up till the Jászai Mari Square. It’s a really nice walk, again, strongly recommended. And again, no matter I lived there, after London every European city feels walkable.The shoes are Holocaust mementos for the people who where killed in the II World War, by the Arrow Cross forcing them into the river :(. Sad story, but nice touch if you ask me. Speaking of statues, but leaving for happier waters, for some untold reason, Hungarians seem to love rather cute bronze statues randomly placed in the city. There is more along the Danube and there is also one for Colombo with his basset-hound on the Teréz Avenue (Falk Miksa Street cross). Don’t even ask why, but it’s cool enough. 🙂 Also, you can see the beautiful Parliament from close, which is again, recommended, because it’s not only imposing from the distance, but also from this close. Just look at all the amazing Neo-Gothic details on this eclectic, mostly Baroque style building!
And this is only the first half day, prepare for more!