Budapest was never on my list of places to visit but it was thanks to a lowcostholidays competition that I actually got to see the city, and it was then that I realised it should have been on my list years ago. It’s so beautiful and historic and I left after 4 days knowing that there was so much more to see than I had managed during my time there.
Phil and I arrived in Budapest on Thursday evening and walked from our hotel in Pest over Elisabeth Bridge to Buda in search of dinner having decided on 21 Magyar Vendéglő. Described by Lonely Planet as having an “innovative take on Hungarian classics” and home of the most delicious wine I’ve had in a long time (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling all in one. Can’t go wrong.) this restaurant was a precursor to what was ahead on day 1 of the Hungarian adventure.
After dinner we walked back to Pest and came across the Four Seasons Hotel; a palatial building on the banks of the Danube which screams success and wealth, but at the same time is much more welcoming than it is intimidating.