Budapest & Vienna

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Over the Easter break a few friends and I ventured to Budapest and Vienna for a little city get away. I preferred Budapest, with all their cute cafes, restaurants, and bars. The cost of food, alcohol, and living out there is very cheap; which means you don’t have to watch your wallet (or your waist line unfortunately).

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Whilst there we stayed in Brody Apartments, which was gorgeous and plenty spacious for the 4 of us. We ventured out on the free walking tour, which took us to some of the key locations around Budapest, learning little bits about the history and where the best places are to go. We were joined by plenty of wind and the occasional snow. It didn’t stop everywhere we wanted to go so we made our own stops afterwards.

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The ruin bars are what Budapest is known for, we went to plenty and I would recommend checking them out! Maybe try a Polinka or two, but expect a hangover in the morning.

We headed to Sparty one night for the spa baths turned club, which I wouldn’t really recommend. The party scene was fun, just in general it was full of creepy guys who would dunk you if you weren’t interested in their boring chat up lines..

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After 4 amazing days we caught an early train to Vienna, being Easter Monday there wasn’t a lot to do. We headed to the castle for the Easter market, enjoying plenty of food and again more snow.

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We found a cute café to sit in whilst the others figured out the map and tram system – a skill I am useless in and had a wonder around a few sightseeing places.

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Cinnamon bun pudding
Lugeck was certainly my highlight of Vienna, the décor and food was amazing, along with the pear and ginger wine spritzers.

 

It was a great trip and can’t wait for another city break. Any recommendations for my next get away?

 

All of the amazing photography by Nicola. Check out Nicola’s photos on her Instagram here