And finally, the last city on our 16 week tour… Budapest! (Actually pronounced Budapes(h)t). By far my favorite city of the whole trip- great food, great company, great city! It felt almost like a European version of San Francisco, but with more history. The whole hipster/reuse/recycle/food-truck vibe was strong. So many memories- from losing our group on the walking tour, to meeting up with Scottish and German friends we had met in Bratislava, to doing a pub crawl in the Ruin Bars… and everything else in between, the culture and friendliness of Budapest made it a city I would definitely want to go back to visit! Also learned that the way to say cheers in Hungarian sounds oddly like: “Iguesshecandrive” ( I have no idea how it’s actually spelled).
- Ruin Bars: Szimpla Kert, Instant
- Jewish Quarter
- Indoor Market
- Thermal Baths/Spa: Széchenyi Spa