Edit Blog Post
Published: October 8th 2015
I have dreamt of visiting Budapest for 2 years, since the day I have watched the TV travel program about the capital of Hungary, which is also called “The Pearl of the Danube”. As I have already mentioned in my profile, traveling is more than a hobby for me. This is my lifestyle, which gives me inspiration, unique emotions, fantastic memories and desire to continue my work. As far as I am the IT-specialist by profession, I’m not obliged to spend my whole time in the office. So, I decided to combine these two occupations in the best way.
I’m fond of traveling for almost five years already and I have visited lots of countries during this time. The only problem that prevented me from getting the most out of my traveling experience was my job, so I conducted the online research and was lucky to find the way out of this situation. Now, I use different online tools and applications like Work Examiner
, for instance, which make it possible for me to schedule all the job assignments and control their accomplishment by my workers. I can track what exactly my co-workers do in the office, what files they download, what
tasks they perform etc. As a result, I manage to succeed in my work and get the most out of my travels around the world!
Recently, I have returned from Budapest. As I’ve already mentioned, this was my dream to visit this town. I spent 5 memorable days there and I’m excited to tell everyone about my travel! The first day of my trip was sunny and warm, so I didn’t hurry to visit all the places of interest I have planned to visit before the journey. Instead, I wandered through the quiet streets of Budapest, watching the sceneries of the magnificent Danube, cute Gipsy kids with long black eyelashes and the bronze statues that have turned green with the lapse of time.
During the first day of my trip I managed to visit the Gellert Hill and the Citadel complex. The Gellert hill is probably one of the most outstanding places in the capital of Hungary. It has several sightseeing platforms that make it possible to enjoy the magnificent views of the Danube. At the peak of the Gellert Hill, there is the Liberty Statue, which was erected in 1947. This is the best place to make
selfie photos, by the way. No wonder, tourists who visit the city are crazy about making such photos. Another place of interest in Budapest is the funicular that leads directly to the Gellert Hill. The funicular starts in the city and transports you right to the sightseeing platform.
On the second day of my trip I visited the Castle Hill, the Old City, the Buda Royal Castle, the President Palace, the National Archives of Hungary and the Museum of the Military History and the Royal Palace. In my opinion, these are the most beautiful places in the city.
I have read that Budapest is famous for its thermal baths, the most popular of which are known as “Szechenyj”. Millions of tourists and city dwellers visit these baths during a year, so I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit one of them as well. I should admit that the experience and feelings I’ve got there will stay in my memory for the rest of my life – so unusual, exciting and special they were! If I’m lucky to travel to Budapest one again, I will definitely visit “Szechenyj”!
Although the first two days of my journey were warm
and sunny, the rest of my trip was, unfortunately, spent under the rain. As a result, I didn’t manage to view all the places of interest I have planned. Although I like walking in the rain, the weather ruined some of my plans. So, during the next three days, I visited the Central Market in Budapest, the Chain Bridge, which is the first bridge constructed in the city, the Liberty Bridge, Elizabeth Bridge, the Heroes’ Square, the Vajdahunyad Castle and the Parliament building. Well, I planned to see more places of interest, but I’m sure that I managed to see enough.
There were three things that impressed me most of all in Budapest (I don’t mean the sightseeing places). These are the Central Market, the food and the people. To tell the truth, I didn’t plan to visit the Central Market, but I’ve heard so much about this place during my trip that I just could not but went there. The Central Market in Budapest does not look like a market in the traditional understanding of this word. Instead, this is the combination of the standard market and the architectural unit. The market consists of two floors. On the
first floor one can buy vegetables, fruit, sausages, foie gras cans and other delicious food products. On the second floor you can visit a traditional Hungarian café, where you can enjoy unique Hungarian goulash and other dishes of the local cuisine. No wonder, this is the one of the most popular places among the tourists. Speaking about the food, I tasted the goulash (a soup!) and delicious buns – trdlos - that come with various toppings.
Finally, I would like to tell a few words about the people who live in Budapest. Hungarians are very friendly and like to communicate with the tourists. They are ready to help you find the way around and solve other problems you might have in the unknown place. But I was shocked to see such an amount of streeters and the Gipsies around! What impressed me most of all is that all of them are dressed in bright attires and behave like the “masters” of the whole city. By the way, I was warned not to leave money and valuable things in my car and to watch my pockets not to get into trouble. Luckily, I avoided suchlike problems.
To sum it up, I’d like to say that Budapest is really worth visiting! I was a bit disappointed that I did not manage to visit all the places of interested included into my list, but I was really glad to have visited the rest of them. I hope to come back here once again in the nearest future!
Tot: 1.239s; Tpl: 0.027s; cc: 9; qc: 44; dbt: 0.0163s; 1; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb