Monday, 20 March 2017

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY


Have you ever had a straight two-week holiday in your life? I had mine for the first time last Summer 2016. The idea startled me at first because, I am not used to having this long break. Whenever I can, I want to be on top of things. I'm not comfortable in not knowing, which all the more make me want to shake things up a bit.



Our trip to Hungary is complex but loaded with adventure. Let me explain. Our itinerary is to go from London (LHR) to Vienna. Explore a day at Vienna then go to Szentgotthárd. Szentgotthárd is the westernmost town of Hungary. It is situated on the Rába River near the Austrian border (Thanks Wiki!). Why? You may ask. This is Gab's hometown. From Szentgotthárd we took a train to Budapest. Got back to Szentgotthárd, then Vienna, then London. Fun times!

I have so many pictures it took me a long while to choose which ones to publish.

House of Parliament.



St. Matthias Square


It was in the peak of the summer when we visited. It was warmer than I expected though.



Breakfast at Vintage Garden. This is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants we've been to. Everything is soft, pastel and carefully curated. We went there quite early (if you know me, I am always hungry specially in the mornings!) but the staff were ready and very accommodating.



Heroes' Square



We stopped for an ice cream at Vàci Street. Needless to say, this is one big 'reward'. It was so rich and filling, it tasted a bit sickly by the time I reached half of the giant cup! Oh well, it's nice to have a cheat day every now and then. Isn't it?


Meet Gab :)


Underground Station.






Hungary is one great addition to the places close to my heart! It's one beaming with culture. It's like you can reconnect the past from the present. The structures are carefully maintained. You can still see traces of Soviet Union (a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991 source) but more evidently, it's a city emerging like that of a shy woman to a cosmopolitan lady. -CMK
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