We arrived at the airport almost 2 hours before the check in opened and in the middle of the night this makes the airport a boring place, but alas we powered through and caught our flight, finally we were on the way to Hungary!
We landed in Budapest airport around 10:30 and were very surprised by the heat already for so early in the morning, we were promptly told that it was actually cold today! Damn we were in for it..
We didn’t book a traditional hotel and opted for a private apartment instead, that was a little bit of a stroke of genius as we were staying so close to everything and had the added bonus of being away from tourist trap bars etc..
We sort of just milled around for the first day to get our bearings.
Monday morning first thing we headed for the Citadel which is on the top of Gellert hill boasting both jaw dropping views over Budapest and the liberty statue of Hungary which overlooks the city.
Over the next couple of days we visited I believe every possible sight in Budapest, Buda Castle, the synagogue, Heroes square and we had to visit one of Budapest’s thermal baths. The only negative I would have to award Budapest is that it was actually too hot – on one of the days we visited the baths the temperature topped 37 degrees celsius, Way too hot for sightseeing but not a bad negative eh?…
Budapest really is a beautiful city but I feel after the week we had spent that I would feel much need to return for any sightseeing, perhaps only for a leisurely weekend break.