Our decision to go to Budapest was yet again a totally random one. Judith would be travelling from Dubai and Alan was coming from the UK, so a location about half way between the two seemed a good idea. Except Alan’s journey was only 2 hours and Judiths was 6!! Anyway it was well worth the uncomfortable seats on Wizzair with the zero leg room, no entertainment and 3 euros for a coffee.
Our flights were both due to land Budapest at around midnight
however once Judith got off the plane she received a text from the accommodation owner to say that Alans flight was an hour late. The airport was tiny, there was nowhere open for a drink or snack, and every bench was covered by a sleeping passenger.
At Budapest Airport there is a really good taxi system in place. You go to the booth and show the guy where you want to go and he prints out a ticket and tells you the registration plate of your car. The ticket also says how much the fare will be, either in Euros or Hungarian Forints. Once Alan had landed, we sorted the taxi and were on our way.
This blog aims to tell you where we went, what we did, what we ate, how we spent our time but in one word we can sum it up…AMAZING!! We arrived at our accommodation, the Beer House Apartment
and the owner Gabor was waiting for us. He gave us a quick tour of the flat and a quick walk around the neighbourhood, despite it being 3am, and then we were off to bed!!
The next day we decided to just do a lot of walking to get our bearings and of course find a supermarket so we could stock up! Here are some pictures of our first day!
Many travellers won’t commit to Budapest due to old fears. Its part of Eastern Europe so people tend to have misconceptions of what to expect. English is very commonly spoken, and we assure you there is no communism here. It’s a must visit for tourists looking for something a little off the beaten path.
During our week in Budapest we walked 80,000 steps which equates to 20 miles! We didn’t use any public transport as we were based very central and didn’t see the need to try out the metro, trams or buses. As you will see here, Budapest has an eye!! The cost was approx. £14 for both of us which was for about 5 spins of the wheel! Although it was a bit of a novelty, we felt that it was poorly
placed and would probably be best down near the river or by Parliament.