3 reasons to love budapest

Sunday, December 18, 2011

1. you can buy pullovers at the grocery store (like the one i’m wearing, below) for the equivalent of $2 (the hungarian currency is worth less than the euro, the u.s. dollar and pretty much every other currency).

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2.  when you cross the danube river via the chain bridge (seen below), you leave the ‘pest’ side and enter the ‘buda’ side, which makes all the difference in the world!  we stayed in a hostel near the train station on the ‘pest’ side, which is the far less picturesque of the two sides.  in fact, as we crossed over to the more desirable (read: less frightening) side, we looked at each other and said, “ohhh, so this is why people come to budapest”.181920

3.  no matter how chilly it may be outside, the medicinal baths feel amazing (the water is heated to a steamy 97 degrees!).  sure, a random hungarian man might swim up beside you and ask to borrow your camera while extending his soaking wet hands toward you, but after you tell him “no” 6 times, he should swim away (looking very offended, might i add).

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19 comments:

Candice said...

I obviously need to visit..the pullovers are calling my name.

seekingstyleblog said...

These are really cool pictures!

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

@candice, really. you walk into the grocery store expecting to buy a bottle of water and walk out with a whole new wardrobe.

Kristina said...

never been to budapest, but I guess I really need to go. If it is just for some new sweaters and a swim in the waaaaarm water :) lovely!

Lost&Found said...

I have a friend in budapest. I need to go, like now!

Fit With Flash said...

those baths would be my jam. completely. minus the creepy guy...

Ana Magdalena said...

this post makes me want to go there!

Ana Magdalena said...

this post makes me want to go there!

Mommyblogger said...

Those hot baths sound so enticing!!!

Brittany said...

Hot baths... yes please.

Barbara said...

Must.visit.soon.

Tiffany said...

awesome blog!! I really love it..I've always wanted to move to Europe as well & Germany is one of my favourite countries :) definitely following you

peteandkimmybird said...

Love the pictures! I fell in love with Budapest when I lived there this summer--it is such a great place and I miss the cheap prices! :)

mizhenka said...

Great photographs!

I would love to visit Budapest.

Jeneric Generation said...

I love this post. The man with the wet hands....

Jamie said...

I am so jealous. I want to go!

Taylor said...

I had no idea Budapest was so reasonable in the money department. Half of what's keeping me from
Going back to Europe is how ridiculously expensive everything is. Adding Budapest to my wanderlust list. =)

K said...

great pictures! $2 pullovers sound ridiculous (and I'm definitely jealous)

tinyparticlesoflight said...

How awesome to experience Budapest! I hope to one day (hopefully without too many random Hungarian guys wanting to borrow my camera.) ;)

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cortnie