Budapest On Film

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Last month I flew all the way to Budapest and reunited with my best friend, Rayven, who now lives in Italy! Originally was going to do it solo but I'm so glad she ended up meeting me there because it made the trip way more enjoyable being able to share all the new experiences with someone. It was my first time back in Europe after five years so I was pretty stoked to be back.

Day 1 was spent sight-seeing — we ate pastries from a food stall at The Central Market, rode the Budapest Eye, visited St. Stephen's Basilica, ate delicious Langos for lunch (deep fried dough topped with sour cream and cheese), paid respects to all the Jewish lives lost at the shoes by the Danube River, checked out the Hungarian Parliament, crossed over to the Buda side to see views from Fisherman's Bastion, caught the sunset from Buda Castle, ate a chimney cake on our way back to the Pest side, had the greatest dinner of our lives at the Drum Cafe (goulash is now my new favorite thing ever), checked out some ruin bars before calling it a day. We ended up walking a total of 30,000 steps that day!

Day 2 we woke up as early as we could to go to the Szechenyi Baths (thermal baths and apparently the largest in Europe!) — t'was probably my fave part of the trip. Such a unique experience and so relaxing! We went back to the Airbnb to freshen up before having the bougiest afternoon tea at the New York Palace (which is where writers back in the day used to chill). After tea, we desperately needed to take a nap before going out to the ruin bars again that night. We checked out the oldest ruin bar in Budapest, Szimpla Kert, a mixture of indoor/outdoor pubs/bars with cool art installations and music. Continued the night walking around the Jewish Quarter, having our last Hungarian dinner, before ordering a couple roses at a bar nearby.

Had so much fun in our short amount of time in Budapest but definitely high up there in one of the most unique and picturesque places I've been to in Europe! Every corner looked straight out of a Wes Anderson film. 
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