We had a little lay-in on our first day and then headed into the square where the wheel is to grab some food. I swear, we are the worst people at choosing where to eat. We chose this underground place by the wheel to eat called the Akvarium. When we walked past it the day before it looked great! There was live music, lots of people eating and drinking with good vibes. So we went there and ordered food. It took FOREVER to come and when it came, she had got us the wrong dishes! When you are a tourist with limited time, fuck ups like this start to ruin your day. However, we finally got the correct meal and left the restaurant/garden thing hoping our day would get better!
We then hopped on our bus again to head down to the Chain bridge as we wanted to cross from Pest into Buda. If you are in Budapest, you have to walk across the bridges. It’s so beautiful and there are so many!
So there you have it, this is the river where Buda meets Pest! 🙂 When we got to the other side we hopped on a bus and made our way to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath – probably the most famous and popular bath in Budapest! When we arrived, I couldn’t believe how big the place was. You can purchase your ticket from the entrance. We were unsure what to buy and ended up getting a cabin with access to the whole spa. The cabins are great! It’s your own changing cabin that locks behind you and opens with only your wrist band so you can get changed in there and then leave all your belongings in there whilst you enjoy the spa. Now when I said this place is big, I meant it! I got lost so many times. So beware to remember where you came from.
My favourite was the pools outside, they were filled with different minerals that help with joint pain. I could really feel the benefits. There is also a bar outside, so remember to keep money on you to grab a cocktail or you will waste hours trying to find your cabin like I did to get money.
Things to take to the Thermal Baths: Towel, Bikini, Flip Flops, Money, Sunglasses and a change of clothes. I would recommend that everyone tries out the Thermal Baths, its a great experience and the building is beautiful.
After a long day, we headed home and got ready for a late dinner! We looked where was best to eat on Tripadvisor and it came up with Belli di Mamma, so I called up and booked us a table. We were so excited to try it after reading the reviews. I ordered an Aperol spritz as I saw everyone in Budapest was drinking them, unfortunately, I hated it. Finally, our pizza came and it looked incredible, however, it tasted of nothing. I was so disappointed and was confused as to how this place was number 1 for pizza! Maybe our taste buds were off, anyway, we left our food, paid the bill and headed out for our last evening.
^ That is literally all I ate. SUCH A WASTE 😦
After, we headed to a local bar. It was rather quiet when we walked in. Then, some girls started dancing on the bar. It was so random. We sat and watched them dance in front of men asking for money, and then some of them started disappearing downstairs with the men. Turns out we were in a strip club! LOL. We didn’t stay for long as we wanted to get a good night sleep before checking out in the morning.