Budapest, 17-19.05.2015

We arrived from Hurghada to Budapest at 12 midnight, as it was so late, we just spent a night in airport. From there we took a metro to city centre and went to search for our hostel, left the luggage there and went to explore the city. What a beautiful city! Modern Budapest is the result of a historic amalgamation of the separate cities of Buda and Pest (as well as the smaller and more distant Óbuda), and it is still typical to refer a restaurant on the “Buda side” or “living in Pest”. Administratively, the city is also divided into 23 numbered districts. We stayed in Pest number V district. They have most beautiful parliament building. When you travel with young children, you have to search for parks and stop in every playground, there are lot of parks in Budapest and some really cool playgrounds. In the river Danube there is a big island called Margaret island, there you could rent all kind of bikes to explore the island easily. It was fun. When it started to get late, we went back to hostel. We stayed in Activity Hostel, we had a big room for 4 with a long balcony and an amazing view to the Budapest Eye.

Next morning, after leaving luggage till evening in hostel we went walking to other side towards the City Park, in front of a park there was a Heroes Square (Hősök tere), in the middle of which is a Millenium Memorial. Park was very big and beautiful, at the far end there was a Zoo, where we went with children. Compared to other zoos I have been, it was very compact, but the most beautiful zoo and botanical gardens together, there were all the animals we wanted to see, was really fun for kids. When it started to get dark again, we went back for our luggage and headed to airport, our flight was 8am, so another night in airport.

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17 thoughts on “Budapest, 17-19.05.2015

  1. I have heard a lot about Budapest but never been there. I have never stayed in a hostel and would love to do that one day. Well, to each his/her own but I am not very fond of zoos. I think they are an abuse to animal rights. Never mind, loved the pictures you shared.

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  2. I have been to Budapest quite a few times and I remember landing close to midnight too. But I got a hotel for the night, I didn’t sleep in the airport. I don’t know if I could sleep in an airport anymore. I loved Budapest and it seems that you got some really nice weather too. Did you have any traditional food?

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