Rounding out our whirlwind week in Central Europe will be a two-day stay in Budapest. I’ve heard and read many amazing things about the city, so I’m so looking forward to exploring, relaxing and eating in the Hungarian capital (side note, it was super hard to keep this list to just ten; I could have written a bucket book for Budapest).
Top Ten Things I’m Excited to See, Do and Eat:
Explore Central MarketWandering through stalls, sampling snacks: sounds pretty amazing to me!
St. Stephens Basilica
Walk Across The Chain Bridge
Szechenyi BathsWhat better way to wind up seven intense days of travel than by lounging in a thermal bath, especially one that’s as pretty as this?!
Take a Danube river cruiseSomewhere during the week I would love to take a rive cruise and Budapest seems like the best spot, because you’re offered views of both Buda and Pest.
See the Castles – both Buda and Pest
Perhaps take the funicular up Castle Hill. Oh, so many options!
Check out a Ruin Pub
As per RoughGuides.com: “A ruin pub is actually a bar situated inside a ruin: a crumbling old building, whose walls are covered with bizarre doodles and where the decor features a mishmash of objects seemingly from the local skip: sawn-off Trabant cars, torn 1970s LP covers, evil Chucky dolls – even a grandmother’s chest of drawers (with a mock-up of the grandmother’s corpse on top). As for the disparate collection of tables and chairs, they all look like failed experiments in self-assembled IKEA furniture or cast-offs from a communist-era plastic moulding plant.” Apparently, they are all the rage at the moment, so I think we’ll need to check at least one out!
Eat a Kürtőskalács
As per Wikipedia: “Kürtőskalács is made from sweet, yeast dough(raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone–shaped baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. It is roasted over charcoal while basted with melted butter, until its surface cooks to a golden-brown color. During the baking process the sugar stuck on the kürtőskalács caramelises and forms a shiny, crispy crust. The surface of the cake can then be topped with additional ingredients such as ground walnut or powdered cinnamon.” I couldn’t have described it better, or more deliciously, myself.
Have I missed anything? What would you recommend I add to my list?
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