Day 2 started off a little slow as we felt fragile. I told Whitney that I would head out and get us from toiletries and some water as the water we picked up the day before was sparkling – not what you need on a hangover! Off I went… only to return an hour later as I got lost and walked in the wrong direction as to which the SPAR was. By the time I got back, I was so hungry and dehydrated as the sun had come out.
We finally got ready and went to look for somewhere for ‘breakfast’. It was gone midday so we were basically going for lunch… we hunted high and low for somewhere to go but we couldn’t decide. We probably ended up in the most random place ever! I can’t remember what it was called but it was really posh and full of business people having meetings. We didn’t fit in. Never the less, I sat there and enjoyed my first local pint and a duck burger as my breakfast.
We were ever so touristy. We bought passes for the hop on hop off buses! It was actually such a good idea, we got to see so many sites and travel to lots of different places with this pass. Be careful though, they do trick you and make you think you can use this pass all day, however, they only run buses up till 5PM.
Anyway, we hopped on a bus and headed around Pest, then across the bridge to Buda! We saw so many famous buildings and memorials. We got off the bus at Hero’s Square and went to see the memorial.
Here are some more buildings we visited…
The buildings in Budapest are so beautiful, it’s definitely a city I would love to get married in. After touring around on our bus some more, we hopped off at Fishermans Bastion – The bus didn’t actually take us here, it dropped us at the bottom of the hill and we got a free shuttle bus (included in our bus pass) up to Buda Castle! We then walked from the castle to here. If you don’t have the free shuttle pass, you can use the little tram lifts, they look fun! Here is a photo of them…
Here are some photos of the Castle and surrounding attractions…
One thing I was really keen to see was the changing of guards at the Castle as my dad is in the army and we have had many chats about this significant event. We made the last change of guard by the skin of our teeth! So glad we did, it was great to watch.
After a busy day of being a tourist, we headed back to the Airbnb and got ready to go out and enjoy some dinner. We ate at a restaurant on the strip and enjoyed some more local wine! I can’t remember the name of the place we ate and I can’t find it on Google. It isn’t worth recommending anyway, but I love the fact they gave me gloves to eat my wings.
After our food, we headed out to a few bars and enjoyed some cocktails!