More or less.
This was another new pin on my travel map, country #31!
Many of my friends had been to Budapest previously and had rave reviews!
We spent time wandering the city, checking out the famous thermal baths, eating food that we can't get in Milan, and eating, and eating.
That about sums up our weekend.
Here's the photo evidence.
|We're always on the look out for Starbucks!|
And this fall cup is amazing!
|This was cup #1 of many.|
And they had #PSL
|I'll have to go back another time to see it under blue skies.|
|Looking at the Chain Bridge across the Danube|
|roof mosaics on the church, just like in Vienna, Bratislava|
|Parliament in the background|
|deliciousness in a bag|
Remember me talking about turtlenecks?
|Entrance to the Szechenyi bath|
|again with the gray skies|
|the water was nice and warm!|
and the people watching was fairly entertaining!
|the interior pools were okay, but I preferred the outdoor ones|
|This end of the outdoor pool had a whirlpool in the center. |
Be sure to pack your flip flops, towel and swimsuit.
|We went to a place called Hummus Bar.|
|Parliament. Pretty spectacular.|
|On a cold, rainy afternoon you should definitely check out the pinball museum.|
|I imagine some people could spend hours here. I think we survived just under an hour.|
The noise level is fairly intense.
And most pinball games require little participation from the player, which gets a tad boring.
|Okay, I enjoy gelato in Italy.|
But this is probably the best gelato I've ever had.
It had great flavor, was super creamy, and came in the most beautiful shape.
|Found a little hole in the wall pho place.|
We stayed in this AirBnb. The location was great the apartment had plenty of space for two people.
We ate burritos here. Twice. And I would eat there often if I lived in Budapest.
The website for the baths is here.
You can find that amazing gelato here.
Pho? Go here.
Rainy day activity? Try the Pinball Museum.
Local shopping options: Try Magma for jewerly, purses, art ceramics and more by local artisans. Or FolkArt Craftsman's House for authentic Hungarian wares, like felted pillowcases, embroidered shirts and ceramics.
Need a map for Budapest? Try the use-it map here.
Have any other Budapest recommendations to share? Let me know in the comments!