Apologies to anyone who follows me on any form of social media, as I was pretty insufferable the other week. SORRY NOT SORRY. I travelled to Budapest a couple of days after the wedding, feeling high as a kite (on Prosecco) and proceeded to continue my epic post wedding hangover in one of the most beautiful cities in the World.
Budapest is pretty.
It’s really pretty, and for a European city — it’s super affordable too. In fact I’ll be doing a guide (including budgeting) in a few weeks time. Watch this space. A city well suited to walking, we spent hours wandering, snapping and stopping for very regular pitstops where we ate our body weight in Goulash, washed down with Hungarian wine. All for about £5 a pop.
This picture is from the very last day, when we finally managed to take in a cheeky tour at the Great Synagogue, which BTW is amazing value for money, and incredibly interesting — I actually think it’s the best way to start your trip to Budapest as you get a great understanding of its history. With a few hours to spare before we had to fly home, we walked down to the Danube banks, on the Pest side, to the haunting Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, erected in 2005 to honour the Jews killed by the Arrow cross terrorists who occupied Budapest in World War Two. Such a simple idea, but so moving…..the Jews who lost their lives were shot and thrown into the freezing cold river and you can’t help but imagine it when you are there. I have to admit, I am always morbidly drawn to the torrid history of WWII, and particularly of the Holocaust, so I do tend to seek out anything related to that. It never fails to amaze me just how horrific that time was, so I think it’s important that we never forget.
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