I originally wasn't even going to Budapest, and then I thought ok "2 days" which ended up being 4 days! Really good food and good prices with a mixed bag of people. As well I had a very comfortable and different apartment staying in a great part of "Pest" able to walk everywhere. And don't forget those Ruin Bars and Hungarian Bath Houses!
Nice short sunny ride from Bratislava to Budapest (200km), C3R7T3V5. Hungary likes road signs.
|Have a smile and enjoy the ride|
|Oh man, looks official at this border|
but it wasn't.
|Bought a Vignette for 6 euros which no one ever checked|
|On the Buda side|
|Heading to Pest|
|The Chain Bridge|
|My GPS can't account for this|
|Funky, would you guess the Airbnb owner is a Hip Hop,|
R n B singer in Hungary???
"Oh those lights, everything will be alright." Cool mood lighting in Veronika's Airbnb place in Pest. Check out the Hungarian singers Christina Aguilera
cover "I will be" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDXyViZWbo
And this video of her varying lights in the kitchen.
|Well laid out and modified|
Although feeling beat down from some cold days in Poland, Czech and Slovakia I still managed to get out and tour around. How could I not, the apartment was in the thick of it all.
|Moto parked in the street for 4 nights, not a problem|
Lots of Cameras in Europe compared to Canada.
People feel well policed by this - check out the book "1984"
|Oh so delicious "Seafood Tom Yom"|
|And Pad Thai, I was starving.|
|A passageway to a bunch of bars and restaurants|
|Good Rock a Billy Band|
|If you're going to have fun you're going|
to need money! Ah that's 34 euros
|One of the Ruin Bars. Basically somebody got the idea|
to turn beat down "ruined" buildings in to bars. I think they
did a little polishing work in the last few years.
Regardless very cool spots.
|Lots of old things throw in here|
Interesting to see a music video being filmed in the street. Check out the one dancer on the left who falls down and gets back up. If that was a move, it needs work.
|Does this mean Locals eat cheaper??|
More touring around
|"Ok, here's the plan, curved street = make a curved building|
|St. Stephen's in the distance|
|This dog was trying to see what was|
in the fountain. Cute and funny.
|I thought "weird to have all these|
posters of two shirtless dudes?"
on the front of the Opera House.
|Right, here's the front which|
makes more sense
|In front of St. Stephens|
|Best Thai Resto!|
Parazs Thai Soup and Wok
|Another Ruin Bar|
|Segway the night away|
Can't leave Budapest without going to a Bath House.
Bath House Side Story (reference out of focus price list photo) Through word of mouth I chose Rudas Bath House to visit which has a cool Roof Top View of the river and city.
Oh Brad, Read the Sign! I chose the Thermal experience (men only) without even thinking. I went into the "must go in only with a frontal towel" section which has 5 baths ranging from temperatures 28C, 30C, 33C, 42C and the main, biggest bath, in the middle was 36C. A nice authentic experience.
"So, how do I get to the roof top?...Oh this ticket is only for Naked Dudes in the basement. Damn." The good news which was pointed out by a Belgian guy beside me, "This part of the Bath House is original and actually built by the Turks during the Ottoman Empire." Silver Lining for sure and it was a great time, plus they had 4 stages of Saunas as well.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Rudas Bath House. Parazs Thai Soup and Wok and any Ruin Bar Pest.
|Crossing the Danube back in to Buda|
|My photo is as clear as my mind was...|
|FYI: There is no back side to this.|
|Cool little individually coded cabins|
|It's a nice City|