-The Christmas energy & fairy lights-

Budapest, the first stop on my final European trip. We stayed at Maverick City Lodge Hostel & it was perfect! the rooms, staff, bar and atmosphere were very enjoyable, plus it’s super close to the smallest but tastiest restaurant “Bors GasztroBár”, I recommend a “to-go” order because there is not much space and expect a long line.. it’s pretty crowded at all times. A traditional dish you have to eat is “Goulash soup” , you can ask for it in almost any restaurant, it’s very yummy and it reminded me of “Mexican Cocido”. Exploring around the city I was seriously freezing! my nose was more purplish than red & sadly my knees were not in a good shape (even though my knees had bandage support the cold weather made it very painful for me) so, I decided to take a bus instead of walking long distances – there are little machines to buy bus tickets in every stop. Strolling along the Danube you’ll find “The shoes on the Danube” a touching monument to Hungarian Jews who were killed during World War II.

The city goes all out with Christmas decorations including lots & tons of fairy lights that turn the place into the most marvelous location. If your looking for a panoramic view of the city involving the most breathtaking scene of The Hungarian Parliament across the Danube, you must pay a visit to “Fisherman’s Bastion” the fairytale-like structure represents the 7 Magyar tribes (with a tower each) that settled down in Hungary. Just behind the Bastion it’s located St.Matthias Church that goes along with the dreamy atmosphere. Budapest I highly suggest visiting on winter, the light-shows, winter festivals and Christmas markets make the whole city a “winter wonderland”.



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