A Week in Pictures: Budapest

At the end of September my family and I took a trip to Budapest, Hungary. There were many family visits, which kept us quite busy and our bellies very full. We did get the chance to take in a lot of what Budapest has to offer.

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Budapest is a city so rich in culture and history that it is hard to experience it all in just seven days. We did do our absolute best to see and do as much as our schedules allowed.

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(Hero Square)

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(The Hungarian Parliament Building)

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(A view of the Pest side from the Buda side)

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(Budapest at night with the bridges lit up)

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(Andrassy Avenue)

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(A view of the narrow Budapest streets from above)

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(The entrance to Gödöllo Palace)

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(Posing by the fountains on the grounds of Gödöllo Palace)

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(A pretty little square near the parliament)

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(Posing in front of the Parliament)

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(The beautiful bridge at night)

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(Museum of Ethnography)

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(Hungarian State Opera House)

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(Buda Castle)

 

Useful Budapest Travel Information and Tips:

– Historically Budapest was separated into two parts; Buda and Pest. They are separated by the Danube River.

-The currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint.

-If you are vegetarian, be prepared to search a bit more than usual for places to eat. Traditional Hungarian cuisine is very meat heavy.

-Be very careful of tourist traps, even the tourist offices are not exceptionally helpful. Read the fine print!

-If you do not speak Hungarian, you can easily get by with English.

-Buy some paprika too bring home, it’s delicious !

-Enjoy your time there, it’s definitely a hidden treasure.

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and that this travel guide has inspired you and motivated you to add Budapest on your ”must-see” list!

xx

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