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buda to the pest.

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I spent the weekend in Budapest with my family. It was my second time visiting the city and it impressed me just as much as it did on my first visit. Even though Budapest and Vienna are generally very similar in terms of architecure, climate, … I still find it interesting to see how different the cities can be despite those similarities. If any of you decide to travel Europe, I highly recommend making a stop in Budapest!! Here are some impressions from our weekend:

{on Friday evening we had drinks at Szimpla Kert, a super cool location for drinks during the summer}

{amazing pizza for dinner on Friday}

{our first try at Hungarian wine}

{on Saturday we started out day at the very traditional Café Central to fuel up for some sightseeing}

{first stop on Saturday: the grand market hall for some Hungarian chilis and paprika seasoning}

{after the market hall we hiked up to the Buda Castle and walked to the Matthias Church}

{the district around the Buda Castle is so cute, it could be straight out of a movie}

{from the castle we walked back down to the Danube and saw the gorgeous Parliament across the river}

{Sunday was my mom’s birthday, we started the day with a birthday brunch at the New York Salon}

{definitel worth a visit!! It was a wonderful recommendation from Madeleine, who was in Budapest earlier this year}

{after brunch and lots of presents we toured the Dohàny Synagogue, which is the 2nd largest in the world, after NYC}

Other than that we had dinner at Menza Etterem on Saturday and walked down Andrassy Avenue (where all the luxury stores & the opera are). I feel like we saw a ton of the city, including some new places that I hadn’t seen on my first trip and still had a relaxing weekend with long meals and lots of laughter with the family.

  1. Kavasi Kinga says:

    I love Budapest it’s one of my favourite city’s as well!

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Wow du machst immer richtig tolle Fotos. Lustigerweise war ich vorletztes Wochenende am Gardasee um auch den Geburtstag meiner Mama zu feiern mit viel Wein, Pizza und Pasta. Ich fands schön, das italienische Essen und die Atmosphäre zu geniessen. Das bleibt für immer in Erinnerung, wenn man mit der ganze Familie in einem anderen Land gefeiert hat. Lg Jacqueline

  3. Laura says:

    SO gorgeous! These pictures give me such a yearning to go back! I remember after a full day of walking around the city, my young man and I sat on the wall overlooking the River and the Parliament as the sun set. It was so beautiful.

  4. Andrea says:

    Superschöne Fotos! Ich war selbst noch nie in Budapest aber es sieht wirklich toll aus.
    Lg, Andrea

  5. Budapest seem lovely through your photos, I would love to visit one day. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Marie says:

    omg, szimpla kert! we happened to stumble upon that bar when we were in budapest, it was so random and sketchy but in an unexpectedly cool way – definitely one of my favourite memories from budapest. but it’s so true, budapest is so close to vienna yet so different! after seeing your pictures, i’m seriously yearning to go back!

  7. marcella says:

    Budapest is great!

  8. Alexandra says:

    I’ve got to say, I really love your travel posts! I’m planning on going to Europe this fall .. Poland because my family is from there, Germany, spain, and Italy! Love these tips on places worth exploring.. Because now I’ll know where to visit!

  9. Dad says:

    Great photos – as usual.

  10. Kata says:

    I’m so glad that you liked Budapest, Vicky!!!:) I miss it every day not that I am in Brussels, but otherwise it’s my all time favourite city on earth <3 Next time you visit the city, do a meet up;) Xxx

  11. Schöne und leckere Bilder ;)

    xoxo aus München
    La Vie Quotidienne

  12. Wow, what a fabulous weekend! Budapest looks beautiful, well…your pics make everything look beautiful, you have a fabulous talent. Great post, really interesting. xx ;-)

  13. I´ve never been there, but it´s a place to go on my adventurer-list!!!

  14. Aylin says:

    Tolle Blder! Ich will auch unbedingt diese bezaubernde Stadt sehen :)

  15. Cal says:

    Did you guys check out the underground labyrinth near the castle? So much fun! Glad to hear you had a great trip – Budapest has such a unique charm.

  16. Anna says:

    Oh, I wish I had known about your Budapest visit before you actually came here, there are so many places that are not as touristy but still have an amazing flair. (I live here and personally prefer Budapest a lot of Vienna, but that is just me). Next time you come here, you should try out the ice cream (or ice cream cakes even) at Daubner Cukrászda (http://daubnercukraszda.hu/). I can`t tell by the picture, but is the location where you had Pizza Tom George? They are really good, too and have great service as well. Also, there is a Nobu here, if you like that and Kyoto is an amazing place for Sushi. Faustus is supposed to be a really good italian restaurant as well.
    Another great café is the Müvész Kávéház (http://muveszkavehaz.hu/), which is translated as “Artists” Coffee House in English. At some times you might have to reserve a table, though.
    Another really great and sweet place is Sugar!, a candy shop. If you have some extra time you should check out the Island or one of the nicer city parks and gardens. This would be great especially at times that are not as common (early morning, etc.). Another pesonal favorite is the Deryné Bisztro, a french bistro with great food, sweet drinks and friendly staff.. there is a lot more to see so these are really just some ideas for possibly your next trip.