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Budapest

November 14th

This trip started with a not so lovely 8 hour bus journey...

We arrived in Budapest and checked into our (crazy) hostel located above ruin bar. And although I wasn't the biggest fan of our hostel, where sleep was impossible, I loved what was on the wall in the common area:

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Our first stop on our first full day was the ferris wheel, to get a view over the city.

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The city had just entered Christmas mode when we visited, so we walked around the Christmas markets in the main square for a while.

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We attempted to do some more sightseeing, so started off doing a walking tour which brought us from one of the main squares, and along the river. Unfortunately, it was cold and rainy and the tour felt so long, so we said we'd go back to the hostel and have a nap (due to our lack of sleep), to get ready for our big night out.

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Before we arrived, we booked tickets to go to SPARTY - the spa party in the thermal baths that looked amazing.

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We met two guys in our hostel who were going too, so we all headed there together. It was amazing, like nowhere else I have been. We all had the best night, one of the guys we met had a GoPro with the waterproof case on, so I of course borrowed it for a while.

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One thing I noticed on the way to the Sparty, as the tram went across the bridge was how beautiful the city looked a night, all lit up. So the next evening once it got dark we set our for some night time sight seeing.
We got off the tram on the bridge to see that view again.

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And then we went to Heroes Square, which was empty at night time, but so beautiful.

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On our last night we decided to try out the club that we could hear the night before when we tried to sleep! It was one of the ruin bars, unique to Budapest: a club made up with around 20 different rooms, all decorated different ways and interconnecting.

Overall, I loved our trip to Budapest, and although we didn't see all of the sights of the city or spend all day out walking around, we did what we enjoyed and I had one of the best nights out of my life!

Posted by Ciara-Gissane 04:57 Archived in Hungary

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