A visit to the capital of Hungary isn’t complete without a drink (or two) at one of the many Budapest ruin pubs. These bars are unique to the city and unlike anything we’ve seen during our travels. Our favourite so far is Szimpla Kert, a garden/pub/cafe/souvenir shop/farmer’s market/local hangout/shisha bar that is sure to surprise even the most skeptical visitor.
There are so many great options when it comes to day trips from Budapest but with such spectacular views and fun things to do, Visegrad quickly became one of our favourites. Nestled perfectly along the Danube river, this picturesque castle town is less than an hour from the capital and can easily be explored without a tour. If you’re looking to visit this gem along the Danube, we’ve put together some tips to make sure you have a memorable day without breaking the bank.
If Budapest isn’t on your itinerary for your next trip to Europe, then you need to add it to your list. There is so much to see and do in the city and the thermal baths in Budapest will give you just enough reason to add another couple days to that vacation of yours.
I was surprised to find that two of my favourite snacks in all of Europe were ones I had in Budapest. What I love about them both is that they can be found on the side of the street and at any time of the day. Read one for two treats of Budapest you just have to try when in town.
One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Europe was to visit Hungary. My father was born there and hasn’t been back since he came to Canada when he was 10 years old. When he showed me a picture of the house he grew up in, I knew I wanted to visit his hometown. Read more