While enjoying my time in Budapest this January, I also decided to take a day trip to a few towns outside of the capital to see what the rest of the country had to offer. Considering that I only had a full day to visit, I chose to pick towns which were relatively close by for convenience. Public transport, i.e. bus, was to be my friend for the day, so I selected the towns of Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre to visit, as they were the closest to Budapest for a day trip. Continue reading “Destination: Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre, Hungary”
Following my *wild* second night in Budapest, I managed to drag myself out of bed the next morning to leave from my Couchsurfing accommodation, as my host had originally allowed me to stay the first two nights– I would be staying with a friend of a friend for the remaining three nights, so I hit the road to meet up with him for the day.
My January holidays kept on rolling after my time in Paris and Toulouse following the new year: I had only four days between returning and packing up once more, this time going international. More specifically, I was headed to Central Europe to revisit the beautiful cities of Budapest and Prague, all the while to explore a bit more of each of their respective countries.
Our final stop along the Danube was in Budapest, aka the Hungarian capital and home to one of the most populous cities in Europe at around close to two million people. We would be staying two nights in the city, exploring what we could with the limited time we had. Ever since I’d seen photos online of Budapest’s famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge, I had been interested in visiting, and I was glad to have finished off my holidays last April over there.
Chain Bridge at night in Budapest, Hungary (April 2016)