Budapest VIII. kerület

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  • Day83

    Day 77,78,79,80&81

    August 19, 2017 in Hungary

    Day 77

    We did a walking tour in the morning and then caught the bus from Bratislava to Budapest

    Day 78

    Chill day in Budapest, just did a bit of walking around and went op shopping and to heaps of vintage shops and then we went on our own version of a pub crawl which was lots of fun, stopping at some of the ruin baths

    Day 79

    Today we just had a chilled day and didn't get up to a whole lot. Mum and dad came over and cooked us a roast for dinner which was awesome😊

    Day 80

    Today we went to the thermal baths for the entirety of the day which were awesome, really chilled again

    Day 81

    And today (19th) we went on a walking tour on the morning, cleaned up the air BnB and chilled in the afternoon and then mum and dad came over and cooked me a stir fry which was so yummy. Bus tomorrow again 13 hour day!!
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  • Day20


    July 25, 2017 in Hungary

    If one survives the traffick and find a proper way through this language, Budapest is still a beautifull city! We can't find much history though, but Pest looks a bit like small London and Buda is where the hills and the old buildings are. A lot of churches are neo-gothic and thereby not as old as one might think. In fact this entire city is not that old, and the important part according to the free walking tour guide is where the good bars and baths are.
    We went shopping, had some local food, and finnished the day by pub crawling the Ruin Bars with a bunch of Italian guys.
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  • Day274


    January 2 in Hungary

    Oh Lordy we struggled today.

    We left the hostel at 5:15 to get to the bus station by 6.

    The journey to Budapest was pretty straight forward only we were on the left side of the bus and my neck doesn't like it nearly as much hahah 😅😅

    To our total dismay we arrived 30 mins early (8:20)
    We couldn't even drop our bags off until 12 😖😖😖😖
    So basically what we did was sit in the bus station until 9 (a lot of moaning and groaning was coming out of the both of us hahahah)
    At 9 Will was over it so we walked towards the apartment which I though was premature but I obliged.

    For some reason my backpack was KILLING me today. I had to break 3 times.
    I don't know why.

    No food on the way.

    However to my great great great great joy we found the Corvin centre (i remember its name because I view it now only with great love) which opened at 10 and had a food court. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    We plonked our stuff and found a wifi zone and waited for the shops to properly open.
    Had a feed, tried for the 5th time to contact our host (bloody useless) and then I fell asleep on the table. Totally shattered.

    I sent her a message yesterday asking her how/where we drop our bags.
    She didn't respond so I messaged her telling her now we had comfortable seats we would jut wait until the apartment was ready.
    The cleaner did a super rush job so it's not spotless but we hardly care - we got in at 1:15 only after I continued to harass our host about getting into the building.
    We needed a code and it didn't occur to her to tell us beforehand🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

    The cleaning lady let us in and then put us on the phone with the host - she forgot to give us the key to the second door so she would be over sometime later.
    We said that's fine and then proceeded to have a 7 hour nap ahahahh
    We were so exhausted.

    At 8pm the lady still hadn't come. Like honestly woman. We can't leave without the second key..
    we were hungry and so I messaged her again telling her we were leaving and that i was leaving the first door ajar.

    Blah blah blah
    We went and bought groceries.
    We cooked lasagne for dinner.
    We also bought snacks for a movie night.

    I messaged the host again and asked for toilet paper...

    At 9pm she turned up.
    Gave me the key and toilet paper and immediately left.

    So disorganized lol

    We watched the muppets Christmas carol, the blues brothers and an episode of Neil deGrasse Tysons space show
    Now bed again,
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  • Day275


    January 3 in Hungary

    Today's main activity was our 6km round route to Tesco's in search for tacos.

    They did not sell tacos.



    We bought some salad stuff but soooooo not worth the walk.
    We were in a very old section too. A lot was falling apart so the walk wasn't even nice 😂

    Back at the Bnb I made us a salad which actually ended up being crap cause the dressing was like water.

    I had a great shower though.
    It's big enough to sit in so I sat there for like 30 minutes. So good.

    I organised the next leg of our trip after Austria.
    I booked nights at lake bled and another night back in Ljubljana.

    Slovenia is a pain in the ass to get out of so I found a bus to take us to Venice airport and then we will fly with Ryanair to Barcelona. Happy with the cost too.
    Flight was only $50 each including our big bags. Woo.

    Vicky - our Austrian friend is a beautiful human and I will kiss her when I see her. Today she booked and PAID for our train for us to Hinterstroder and the one from Vienna to Graz AND SHE DOES NOT WANT COMPENSATION.
    I told her we will buy her dinner because that is just too much. We are already staying with her!
    Beautiful human.

    We cooked pizza for dinner. So shit lol. Thank goodness for the mozzarella sticks haha

    We have watched more space time odyssey.
    I think thats want the series is called anyway.

    We then watched Santa Claus.

    Photos from +2 days. - except delicious looking salad lol
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  • Day276


    January 4 in Hungary

    We woke up at 3:30 HAHAHA.

    We did 2 loads of washing and got Wills bag from outside.
    Did I mention we washed it?

    We went and bought more lasagne and cooked that for dinner.

    I have spent several hours today trying to organise the last few countries of our trip.
    Getting in and out of Slovenia is a pain.
    Until we have made it there I will continue to stress.
    Nothing goes direct boo.

    Had a lie down in the shower before. So good hhah

    Wasteful day lol.

    Alarm set for tomorrow though lol 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

    Photos from tomorrow.
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  • Day277


    January 5 in Hungary

    So the tour didn't happen...
    BUT we did leave the house.
    Around 2.30..

    I pinned all the things we had to see in our maps (don't know why I only just thought of this idea) and off we went - first stop was the chain bridge.
    Frankly it's just a bridge and it isn't even that nice but the lion statues at the start are cool.
    Unfortunately it was pretty hazy today as well so everything wasn't as crisp as it could be.
    Across the river was Buda castle.
    Budapest is two islands - Buda and pest.
    We assume because of the castle we have been staying in Pest.
    Buda looks nicer.

    The castle looked like more of a palace (don't actually know the difference but it's vibe was definitely palace) and wasn't grand enough that we felt we needed to explore it. Looking at it was enough.
    We crossed the bridge and then had to walk up a gazillion stairs to reach the Fisherman Bastion.
    It looks like a sand castle because it was white but the big thing in the middle was Matthias church which had a hectic colourful roof.
    Not actually sure which bit was the fisherman Bastion but I think the general area, wall and look out points?
    From the top was a beautiful view of parliament which really is a kick ass building.
    Gothic styled.

    Walked back across the chain bridge and then walked to the metro.

    Figured out the ticket machines and caught the train a few stops so I could have my bath 🤗🤗🤗

    So yeah. We went to the Széchenyi thermal bath.
    Will is a pooper and didn't want to participate but gave me an hour for my swim.

    I had a bloody blast!!

    Ok so I had to hire swimmers which was $10 which is super expensive but I had to so..
    stoked that he looked me over and handed me a size small woohooo!
    Expected the XL hahahahaha
    Bit tight but I got in 💪🏻

    They give you a watch and it activates your locker - a cool system. A private dressing room costs extra so I had to get rudely nudey with everyone.
    One elderly lady I did not need to see what I did.

    Figuring everything out took up 15 minutes of my swim time to I raced to the pools - this place is huge!!

    It looked so cool! So much steam was rising off the water.

    I jumped in pool 1 which was nice and warm and full of people. i just paddled about. I had a spin In the whirl pool too. The temp was 34°
    I then did a freeeeezing cold run over to pool 2 and jumped into that.
    It was so bizarre. You know the stinging sensation when your feet are really cold and you enter heated water?
    That happened to my whole body.
    This pool was 38°

    It was so cool. People were drinking beers and there were sooo many canoodling couples!!
    There was also a place where you could place chess in the pool!.

    Thankfully there was a clock so I knew when I had to get out.
    I made a noob decision and left my towel in the locker (didn't realised you could bring it) but omg the run to the chance room was freeeezing!!! Lol

    Got my shit sorted, went and took pics of the pools and went to meet up with Will in the foyer.

    We caught the metro back then Walked to Indian.
    Nice place.

    Walked home and have packed and booked a crap tonne of stuff.
    Got a Bnb in Portugal and flights to Paris. 👍🏼👍🏼

    - Budapest has its own "Budapest eye" and its hilariously small in comparison.

    - People attach love locks to anything

    - at the Indian we got given a bunch of seeds with the check and we don't know why.
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