When I lived in the Czech Republic I went to Budapest for a long holiday weekend, and ever since then the city’s been calling my name, “Please come back, Ruth!” Here’s why I want to go back and why you should go too explained in 10 photos.
1. Mobile Saunas
Yes, it’s a thing.
2. Parliament in the Rain
Winter rain has never looked more beautiful.
3. Crazy cool architecture
How are people not stopping to take photos?
4. Ice-skating next to castles
It’s the epitome of a winter wonderland.
5. Ruin bars
They’re not just hype. A beer in a condemned building is a strangely brilliant concept.
6. Spectacular views
St. Stephen’s Basilica offers a stunning place to watch the sun go down.
What better place to wait for hearty Hungarian gulash than in a homey environment.
8. Even more spectacular views
And a statue doing lunges on Gellert Hill.
Do you see the one peering out from the window?
10. This guy
Best… statue… ever.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to, and lately I’ve been craving Eastern European food eaten against a backdrop of stunning architecture and cold winter weather. What city has been calling your name lately?