Pest Is Best

"I'd rather have stamps in my passport than money in my pocket"

I've been so quiet lately and it's basically because I've just about enough time to breath let alone write a blog post! In the last three weeks I've started a second job (or third if you count the odd shifts I do back in my old job) and I started The Body Coach 90 Day SSS Challenge and let me tell you it is a bloody challenge! But I'm loving the business and planning ahead and whatever because I know what I want and I know I'll have to work hard day in day out to get it.

But before this madness begun myself and my friend Shannen went to the beautiful city of Budapest and I've never enjoyed a city break like this before! There is loads to see and do and the weather was gorgeous and the people were so so friendly, oh did I mention it's dirt cheap? First time coming home from a holiday with money before and it's not as if I went with loads in the first place.

So we went on an early flight Saturday May 6th and we got there by lunch time. We stayed in an AirBNB and our 'landlord' organised for a car to collect us from the airport when we arrived. I'd say it was about 25 minutes again we got to the apartment, which was located five minutes out o the city centre. The apartment was amazing, like it was so modern and chic, total bloggers dream! And it was right beside a Costa, another cafe (which was even nicer than Costa) a supermarket and a few small Hungarian restaurants. We got the metro into the city, which was only 3 stops away and explored for most of Saturday as the weather was unreal, still didn't get a tan though...

     The apartment was called Art & Bike apartment on AirBNB and it was only €100 for two nights, so €50 each which is for nothing especially considering how nice it is! We also got champagne and chocolates from the man who was renting it out which was such a nice gesture. With the apartment we also had two bikes to use whenever we wanted if we wanted to go into the city on them or just go for a cycle around the area we were staying in. 

We went to the thermal bath party on the Saturday night (Spary if you will) and I was determined to keep a full face of make up on and not get my hair wet...that lasted an hour. I never experienced anything like it before and I feel like i you do go to Budapest you must do this, this made our trip!It began at half ten that night until the early hours of the following morning and our tickets were €60 each including 5 beers or 3 cocktails each which was such good value or what we got.

Before the madness o the bath party we tried Hungarian street food, washed down with some lovely Mojitos and it was so good! I know I'm not fussy with food but honestly there is so much to choose rom like on the Sunday evening we went for Pizza & pasta and this little Italian and it was nicer than any that I've tried before.

Depending on where you eat the prices can vary so outside of the centre is much cheaper, around €3-€5 would get you a main meal but in the city you'd pay closer to €10. The drink is also very cheap, cocktails weren't even €5 so I definitely had more than I needed!
Overall it's still cheaper than Ireland or food and drink and the quality of the food and service is still a high standard!

On Sunday we went on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour of the whole city, including both the Buda and Pest sides. We stayed in Pest, because Pest is Best, and also because that's where everything is bar the Castle. We didn't 'hop off' at any stage because we were a little bit broken from the night before but we got to see everything from the bus so we didn't feel the need to get off. 

I would definitely go back in a heart beat and do so much more, like see The Opera House, go on the Big Wheel in the main square, little things like that. I really cant fault this amazing city, I don't think anyone could. It was so lively, accommodating young hen and stag parties and It was also full of older couples just on a city break like ourselves.

If anyone has any questions on flights, where we stayed, places to drink or eat (which I don't know the name of but I can give directions to them haha!) and things to do feel free to pop me a message and I'll give you as much info as I can!

Thanks for reading and I hope this helped anyone who is thinking o going to Budapest!

Stay stylish,

Shauna xox


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