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Location: Dyce

Day 1 - 31 Dec 2019

Aeroporto di Aberdeen

Dyce, Aeroporto di Aberdeen

Content: We left Aberdeen (Scotland) at 06:00 in the morning , quickly stopped in Amsterdam and we arrived in Budapest at 12:05. We flew in with KLM, one of my favourite airlines.

Location: Budapest

Day 1 - 31 Dec 2019

Budapest

Budapest, Budapest

Content: We decided to buy the Budapest Card that gives you access to some activities around the city other than the possibility to use any Public Transport for up to 24, 48 or 72 hours depending on your preferences.

Hotel Castle Garden

Budapest, Hotel Castle Garden

Content: We took the airport shuttle to get to the Hotel Castle Garden, in the Castle District, where we stayed for the whole duration of the trip.

21 - Magyar Vendéglő - Hungarian bistro

Budapest, 21 - Magyar Vendéglő - Hungarian bistro
Budapest, 21 - Magyar Vendéglő - Hungarian bistro

Content: After a quick shower, we were ready to go out for our New Year’s Eve’s dinner at 21 A Magyar Vendéglő. Here, we had a fabulous dinner, and the atmosphere was so romantic and cozy.

Castello di Buda

Budapest, Castello di Buda
Budapest, Castello di Buda

Content: After dinner we headed into the city centre to watch the Fireworks along the Danube at midnight. Our View Point was the Buda Castle. Even though it was very cold, we enjoyed the amazing show from there.

Location: Budapest

Day 2 - 1 Jan 2020

Piazza degli Eroi

Budapest, Piazza degli Eroi
Budapest, Piazza degli Eroi

Content: On the second day we started exploring the city a little bit more. Even though we were staying in the Buda/West side, and quite close to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, we decided to take a bus to first visit the Pest area. Our first stop was the Heroes’ Square that not only is one of the three most important squares in Budapest, but it is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Castello Vajdahunyad

Budapest, Castello Vajdahunyad
Budapest, Castello Vajdahunyad

Content: Just around the corner from the Heroes’ Square, there is another very lovely attraction: the Vajdahunyad Castle or Vajdahunyad Vára in Hungarian.

New York Café

Budapest, New York Café
Budapest, New York Café

Content: Our third stop was one of the most beautiful Cafe in the World: the New York Cafe. The drinks can be a bit expensive and we had to queue a little bit to get in, but it was definitely worth it.

Budapest Danube Boat Tour

Budapest, Budapest Danube Boat Tour
Budapest, Budapest Danube Boat Tour

Content: For the evening we decided to go on a boat tour along the Danube. From the boat we had spectacular views of the Hungarian Parliament Building, Chain Bridge and the Buda Castle. Again, it was quite cold, but such an amazing experience.

Location: Budapest

Day 3 - 2 Jan 2020

Bastione dei pescatori

Budapest, Bastione dei pescatori
Budapest, Bastione dei pescatori

Content: On our third day we walked up to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. I loved the architecture here.

Chiesa di Mattia

Budapest, Chiesa di Mattia
Budapest, Chiesa di Mattia

Content: It was like I had stepped into a fairy tale for a few hours. I highly recommend visiting this area. It was probably my favorite in Budapest.

Castello di Buda

Budapest, Castello di Buda
Budapest, Castello di Buda

Content: Of course, since we were very close to the castle we went for a walk there. The nice and sunny day made this area even more fascinating

Menza Étterem és Kávéház

Budapest, Menza Étterem és Kávéház
Budapest, Menza Étterem és Kávéház

Content: At night, we wanted to try some Hungarian traditional food and we chose Menza Étterem és kávézó. I tried my first Goulash here and it was so tasty. We loved the vibes of this place as well.

Location: Budapest

Day 4 - 3 Jan 2020

Bagni Széchenyi

Budapest, Bagni Széchenyi
Budapest, Bagni Széchenyi

Content: Our fourth day was definitely more relaxing . We booked two tickets to go to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. The contrast between the cold temperature outside ( - 2 degrees Celsius) and the very warm water was such a pleasure for our bodies and minds.

Bagni Széchenyi

Budapest, Bagni Széchenyi
Budapest, Bagni Széchenyi

Content: We also booked a massage here. It was so relaxing and they gave us complimentary fruit and water as well. I highly recommend it because it was a decent price too.

Meatology Budapest

Budapest, Meatology Budapest

Content: For dinner, we chose a burger place. I am not exaggerating when I say that it was delicious! The place is called Meatology Budapest.

Fashion Street

Budapest, Fashion Street

Content: After dinner, we went for a walk along the Fashion Street and then back to the Hotel Castle Garden.

Location: Budapest

Day 5 - 4 Jan 2020

Parlamento di Budapest

Budapest, Parlamento di Budapest
Budapest, Parlamento di Budapest

Content: We also went to the Parliament during the day to see it in a different light and from another perspective. Stunning as usual.

Danube Promenade Tour

Budapest, Danube Promenade Tour

Content: On our way back along the Danube, we also passed by the Danube Promenade memorial. Here, there are several pair of shoes to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during World War II.

Szimpla Kert

Budapest, Szimpla Kert
Budapest, Szimpla Kert

Content: Before leaving Budapest we could not miss the coolest and most vibrant part of the city: the Jews District. This area is full of history, restaurants, synagogues, nightclubs and the very famous ruin bars. These are all bars that are located in previously abandoned/old (ruined) buildings and offer very peculiar spaces where people can get cheap drinks. There is a very fascinating atmosphere. We visited the most famous one :“Szimpla Kert”. I had read about it in one of my favourite books, by Dan Brown. Here, there are several rooms with different types of music. Again, so cool. I loved it!