July 09, 2008

2 Days in Budapest

I figured I ought to see more of Europe before graduating so last week, I travelled with another friend to Budapest and Vienna (another post.) The great thing about Budapest was that everything was so affordable there! One doesn't have to think too much before buying something since everything seemed relatively cheap. Here are the sights we visited:

After spending 3 hours at the main train station, waiting to buy train tickets to Vienna, we visited the Buda Castle...
... and Fishermen's Bastion. To be honest, when we saw these two sights up close, we didn't think they looked that impressive, especially since there wasn't any signs to explain the sights. There was an exhibition/ museum inside the Castle, but it didn't sound that attractive so we didn't go in.

But these two spots are on top of a hill so it was a terrific spot to get a great view of Budapest.

The next day, we took a sightseeing hop on hop off bus to get around the sites. If you go to Budapest and want a convenient way to get to the sites, try the service. It's affordable and convenient, making the whole sightseeing experience very relaxing and simple.

From afar, the Castle looked very pretty.

The Parliament is one of the must-see sights, although we didn't actually go in. It's one of the most impressive buildings in Budapest and again, looks great from across the island.

Afterwards, we visited St. Stephan Balisica.

Then we took a guided tour inside the Opera House. The tour was interesting, with the tour guide describing the history of the Opera House with funny stories. It was very gold and shiny inside, together with paintings and statues.

Finally, we visited Heroes' Square, which is suppsedly a must-see sight. To be honest, it just looked like a normal square, ie. empty space with statues to us.

Budapest is definitely a great place to visit for a very short amount of time and low budget. It's a good choice if you want to see Central Europe. Overall, it was fun and interesting to walk around casually in Budapest, but frankly, the sightseeing spots weren't as well 'put-together' (ie. as tourist-friendly) relative to other countries'.

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18 Comments:

Blogger Fashion's Darling said...

these pictures are breath taking...you make me want to travel =)

7/09/2008 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Abbie from Manila said...

I'd love to see the cheap and stylish things you bought. :)

7/09/2008 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Somya said...

It was Coco Chanel who said that fashion is about the way we live, the things around us and is not microscopic in its approach, no wonder then that Budapest made it to the fashion blog. Looks breathtaking. The entire lifestyle seems to be quite exotic.

7/09/2008 3:36 PM  
Blogger Elitist Society said...

These pictures are absolute fabulousness! Amazing to say the least. They are quite breath taking.

7/09/2008 4:19 PM  
Anonymous lady coveted said...

wow lady! you're doing a lot of travelling... i've always wanted to go to budapest.

7/09/2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger alis said...

Did you try any local flavours? My mom went there last year and said she tasted some of the best food she has ever tried.

I think Prag is very easy to access from Vienna too, you might want to look into it. It's said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

7/09/2008 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I second Prague, which looks similar based on these pictures. It is wonderful that these countries, which were so difficult to visit only a few years ago, are now open to the west. We all have benefited greatly from the end of the Cold War.

7/09/2008 9:33 PM  
Blogger Winnie said...

Budapest looks gorgeous, I want to go to Prague one day too!

7/10/2008 8:09 AM  
Blogger Minjae said...

Great pics! I'm going to Budapest and Vienna this fall so this is totally handy. :) Thanks for sharing - am bookmarking now!

7/10/2008 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Budapest a couple of months ago and I absolutely loved it. It is gorgeous cos it almost looks like the city came out of a fairy tale..! And the food is quite good! Definitely a place to go visit!

7/10/2008 10:38 PM  
Anonymous widsun said...

Budapest, i wanna go traveling there one day

7/10/2008 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, which island might you have been viewing the parliament building from? :)

7/11/2008 3:09 AM  
Blogger Orsolya Ott said...

I am from Hungary and I was glad to read you liked our capital. I don't know if it's tourist-friendly or not but it is really beautiful and it's probably the only city in my country that stands on a "European level". If anyone comes here should visit Váci street (a long street with various shops, restaurants, etc.) and Andrássy road (again, with shops and breathtaking luxury apartments from the first half of the 20th century) and the Museum of Fine Arts (on Heroes' Square) - it has exellent exhibitions and the building itself is a masterpiece, inside and outside.

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