BUDAPEST – DAY 1

A girl from work and I took a 4-day break to Budapest. What a city! You must visit if you get the chance…

We flew with Ryanair – Yes they are shit, but you get what you pay for right?! Unless like us, you leave it till last minute and the flight prices go up. However, if you book in advance you can get them very cheap. I hunted high and low for the right accommodation and I found the perfect place! It was located in Pest right next to all the bars are restaurants. Click here to find the apartment we rented through Airbnb. The apartment sleeps 4, has a bathroom and kitchen. It cost around £110 for 3 nights, bargain!

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Luckily we had an early morning flight meaning that we had the whole day to explore Budapest when we arrived. However, by the time we had got the bus to Pest and found our apartment, we were starving and wanted to eat. I took my friends recommendation of going to Mazel Tov – What a place!

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We took a stroll down the streets of Pest to find the restaurant, everywhere looked old and abandoned. It really does live up to the descriptions of ‘ruins’. When we arrived at the restaurant we were lucky to be seated as it is usually fully booked. The service was a little slow and I think our waiter was having a bad day, however, the local wine, impressive decor and incredible food made the visit worthwhile. It was so funny trying to order food as I really wanted the kebab but I didn’t know what kind of meat it is (as I am allergic to beef). I asked the waiter what type of meat it is and he replied it is ‘kebab meat’. We couldn’t help but laugh, beware if you have allergies, they aren’t very helpful.

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After filling our stomachs with great kebab we left and headed to the 360 sky bar. Now, this is hard to find! We must have walked past it about 3 times before realising where it was. Maybe it was the wine… who knows? We went here on a Sunday evening and it was very busy! It took us over 20 minutes to get served. But the view made the wine worth the wait. We got to sit in an iglu with some old English couples for around 20 minutes, then we resorted back to our high table and chairs and admired the sunset over Pest.

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