So, October took me to Budapest. It took just under 3 hours from London and a 25 min transfer in a taxi to the centre.
I stayed in the Millennium Court executive apartments as there was 4 of us and we wanted to have a small living area and kitchen ( if only to keep the wine chilled).
Budapest is split between the river Danube - Buda on one side with many of the historical places such as the castle , fisherman’s bastion , grand bazaar , pest offers parliament, St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes Square and modern shops and hotels.
We opted for an open top bus tour and a boat ride along the Danube ( cost around £26-£30) , this really helped us to get our bearings and figure out our way around the city. The local transport is easy to use but we opted for the tour to save time on this occasion.
I visited the Szechenyi Baths which was fun and at the same time strange to be outside in thermal pools with 100s of people , all the same an experience well worth doing.
Budapest has many influences , history and great food. You could eat out pretty cheaply or treat yourself like I did to a few iconic views or beautiful brunches inside lovely hotels and I would say the cost is slightly cheaper than London.
The buildings were stunning and although there was lots of restoration happening ( they try to keep the original look of their buildings) they displayed photos of before now and what they hope for them to be - so again very interesting.
There is a remembrance area along the Danube to mark where those poor civilians were shot - your mind will run away while you stare at the shoes left behind.
However , Budapest was a delight and I will defiantly return.
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