I Guess She Can Drive

Budapest, Hungary

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).

Top Highlights:

  • Ruin Bars: Szimpla Kert, Instant
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Indoor Market
  • Thermal Baths/Spa: Széchenyi Spa
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Beautiful Church with tile-detailed roof

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This is where we lost the tour group for a solid 30 minutes… whoops

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A permanent-food truck market!

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Indoor market with groceries on the ground floor, and tourist souvenirs on the upper floor

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Hiked up to the Citadel (who knew it would actually be a strenuous hike?!) to see this amazing view

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Tried Hungary’s specialty liquor… Palinka… We asked the bartender for her suggestion and she gave us Apricot, the strongest one…

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Wouldn’t be a trip to Budapest without trying out the Baths! Basically like a huge swimming pool, but with multiple baths with minerals and such mixed in for good health

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Taken in Szimpla Ruin Bar…so vintage. Ruin Bars were basically condemned apartment complexes that were bought out and converted into a multi-room venue

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