Matt had been my travel buddy now for almost 12 years. We have done city breaks, staycations, beach holidays and everything in between and it has been wonderful. We got into a habit a few years ago of taking each other away for our birthdays, usually a city break or staycation. Matt recently turned 30 and I know we would have gone away either with Bella or just the 2 of us. However, obviously in the current times we are in, it just wasn’t possible, but I did promise Matt I would take him away when we could. It was his destination of choice & he decided he wanted to return back to Budapest.
My lovely friend Emma recently became an independent travel agent, so I messaged her straight away and asked her to look at deals for us in September for Budapest. She found some cracking deals, but with restrictions and vaccinations being needed I decided not to book at the moment. Emma has some wonderful deals available at the moment, if you are searching for a break away then definitely reach out to her, have a look for curiosity_passion_travel on Instagram or Facebook, she offers such a personal service compared to what you get from most travel agents.
As I mentioned above my travel buddy and I have already been to Budapest, you can check out our adventure here. This time though, I would definitely like to revisit some places and explore some new places, so I thought I would share with you what is on the wishlist for our next trip.
Goulash is one of the traditional foods of Hungary and we had some lovely dishes whilst we were there. However I would really like to try some more, perhaps hunt down a small local restaurant to try, I often find if you go to a more touristy restaurant then you don’t get a true taste! So let’s give it another go.
We had a little afternoon/evening to a couple of ruin bars, but didn’t really properly experience it. So definitely would like to do that all again, we love a good party and opportunity to let our hair down and definitely will need to do that as ultimately we are there to celebrate a milestone birthday. Maybe even a couple of friends will go out there with us and it will be a proper party!
Another Thermal Spa
When we visited first time we went to Széchenyi Thermal Baths, it was lovely and so relaxing! We picked that spa based on recommendations from friends and well of course the internet haha! However, this time I would like to visit a different one, perhaps Gellért Thermal Bath. It sounds brilliant, 10 different baths including one outdoors, so we would have plenty of choice!
New York Café
I wanted to do this last time, but we just didn’t get time and I recall when we drove past it was really busy. However it looks beautiful inside and is labelled as one of the most beautiful cafe’s in the world. Hopefully we will be able to make it there and perhaps even enjoy a bit of cake!
We loved visiting here last time, but wished we had done upstairs first to try the delights of street food. So that would definitely be where we head first, also to get some little souvenirs too! We are big foodies and always enjoy trying out different food and I seem to remember we had duck scratchings last time we were there and there was tonnes of paprika!
For Sale Pub
We went here for dinner and drinks with a lovely swedish couple we met (and are still in touch with) earlier that afternoon! We were all so, so, drunk and I recall ordering some food, but I don’t remember eating a thing. I do remember the atmosphere being fantastic, it was super busy and just really friendly! So we definitely need to return, this time definitely sober and experience it all again!
Have you been to Budapest? Where would you recommend us visiting?