And now part II. So yesterday I finished my post with the Castle, we left the Széll Kálmán Square late afternoon/evening and went for a ride with the tram from there. Got off at Oktogon and took a lazy walk on Andrássy Avenue, what resembles a bit of the Champs-Élysées in Paris btw, all the way up to Heroes’s Square and City Park. All of them are must sees in Budapest. And now the pictures.
Kodály Körönd (circus according to Wiki, and who am I to question it, plus seems valid, so I’ll go with it) is an intersection of Andrássy and looks like this.It’s full with trees all along, which is really my jam, especially in this heatwave. And this is what I wore that day if you would have forgotten. Would you?More trees! And lots of cars to balance the wood/metal proportion I guess. When in a big city you know.At the end of the avenue stands the Hősök Tere (Heroes’ Square) which name probably speaks for itself. Great Hungarian leaders are standing in a circle above with an angel. And you cannot see from here as it’s pretty big square but there are nice museums (Museum of Fine Arts and Műcsarnok) at both sides of it. Ideal place for a winter visit.Next to it there is the Városliget (City Park), one of my favourite places in Budapest for obvious reasons. It’s a bit like Regent’s Park with a big pond in it which (a part of it at least) become an open skating-ring in wintertime. If you dare you can across the pond here, but maybe not the best idea with a pálinka induced hungover and heat stroke combo. 🙂You can also go around, and look at the birds, like this lonely guy in the foreground, who seemingly stands (with one leg naturally) on the surface of the pond.On the right there is a restaurant which I cannot recommend for the food as we have never ever tried it, but the view can be cool. Mineral water can’t be bad choice anyway.
And this was the point when we decided to go back to the Airbnb the freshen up and change clothes for the night out. We wanted something close and the most obvious choice was the Gozsdu Udvar (Court)…
…which looks like this, and quite busy especially in summer.You cannot see the whole outfit of mine, but believe me when I say I wore usual jeans and my off-white H&M mule sandals. It wasn’t my best idea, but whatever.Probably this is the only time I can wear this Topshop cami sans a top under it, it’s pretty revealing, but it was hot, we were tourists (technically) on a night out, so when if not now? At least that was my logic anyway.And later the pálinka helped to get over it, as it does. I drank Cigány Meggy (Gipsy Sour Cherry), and it was the best choice both taste and name wise. And this is how you look like having drank that pálinka :), but my lemonade with white wine was great too, I can really recommend it if you there (this place was called Inspired, and we came back multiple times not because of the drinks or the price, but because the waiter was a cool guy :). This is exactly what professionalism with some kindness worth… just saying.
And tomorrow is still a bank holiday here, yay, so I’ll go and drink my Radler/Shandy to cool myself off. See you later and enjoy the rest of your weekend long or short :).