Europe Adventure – Budapest

I’m writing this with 2.5 hrs of sleep while on a standing room only train to Prague. Luckily they fixed the AC before a small country boarded so it’s not sweltering like it was earlier.

Anyways we have been having a fantastic time on our vacation thus far! The two days a travel was a lot but we were able to spend a day and a half in Budapest. On a side note, if any companies in Budapest are hiring mechanical engineers, call me! Will move to awesome city!

Right after we found our hostel (Maverick City Lodge for those who are wondering) Steve and I found a cheap outdoor beer garden (0.5L beer for 350 ft/$1.50) and sat and just about fell asleep in the hammocks.
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We met up with the rest of the family at St Stephen’s Basilica. After climbing about 10,000 stairs we were rewarded with stunning views of the city from the top of the tower!

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My mom was driven by a calling to find the café with the best known strudels (she has the nickname Tour Guide Barbie for a reason 😉) so we wandered/marched over to the Pest side and climbed up a surprise small mountain to find this…
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We did find the strudel place, but after unexpectedly traversing the entire city on foot in 90 degree weather, I really only remember the cold water and lemonade

The next day Steve and I ventured out on our own and decided to be those obnoxious tourists for a day. Best decision ever! We toured the major sights by bus and ferry which kept us cool
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The highlight from all that was putting our feet in the fountain to cool off before climbing a tree and generally acting like 5 year olds 🙂
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We met up with the fam again for dinner at Kaidia and had an OMG AMAZING DINNER. Definitely recommended! I got the duck with spinach gnocci and Steven got the goat cheese chicken (I totally won the who-ordered-the-better-dish-competition BTW)

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We split off after that to join our hostel’s pub crawl with Emma and Stefan and Courtney and Sam. We somehow made it back to bed as the sun was rising at 4am so I’m assuming we had a great time 😀

I’ll be back soon with an update from Prague!

Ciao!

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