Citytrip to Budapest

Hi guys!

Today I’ll show you my little adventure trough Budapest. Two weeks ago, on Thursday morning my bestfriend and I flew from Zurich to Budapest. The airport-shuttle MiniBUD (which we already booked online some days before) drove us directly to out small hotel. For us The City Hotel Pilvax has the best location for a short city trip. Within minutes we were in the Jewish quarter, in the middle of the shopping street Váci Utca or the St.-Stephans-Basilika.

On our first day we visited Buda. We walked from our hotel over the Chain Bridge and then up to the Buda Hill. The best and most scenic way to get up to the hill is to take the funicular (Sikló) from Clark Ádám tér at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge. The track is almost 100 m long.
As we arrived we marveled at the Fishermen’s Bastion (Halászbástya) and the Matthias Church (Mátyás templom).

 

 

Then we walked around the Budacastle and in the end back to our hotel.

For dinner we decided to visit the Jewish quarter with all its delicious restaurants and cool bars.

We decided to eat Vietnamese at Sao.

delicious spring and summer rolls with a mango slushy!

For dessert we enjoyed our first mango-popsicle!

 

The next day we got an invitation to brunch at Szimply’s.

God, the food was like heaven on earth! We tried the oatmeal and the  super delicious açai-bowl. As well the daily fresh and home-made vegetable quiche. Luckily we had our table directly next to the kitchen where we had the chance to see all meals which Laci and Sophie prepared in front of us. The menu changes monthly according to the seasonal fruits and vegetables. As we visited the restaurant in the end of May I had the possibility to already try out the delicious Flower-Açai-Bowl of June!! (I’m soooo addicted to those good-looking and healthy bowls!!!)

Szimply offers so much more than only fresh food. Szimply is simply a fantastic brand new place where you can enjoy your breakfast, brunch or lunch. It is super cozy to meet your bestfriend for a little talk and a healthy meal. It does not only taste but looks like heaven too! The atmosphere was really nice and the stuff super friendly!

 

After that we rent a bike and started exploring Pest. First we visited the St.-Stephans-Basilika, enjoyed a beautiful rose-sorbet and then drove along the Andrássy út until we reached the Heroe’s Place.

 

We left our bikes there and strolled through the park behind it.

Later we drove back to our hotel for a short nap.

For dinner we got another invitation for the restaurant Planet Sushi! We both (as sushi-lovers) where more than happy to try out their well-known sushi dishes.

For the starters we had a Miso Shiro soup  , an Ebi Miso soup   and some Edamame  together with two super refreshing Ginger-Lemonades (definitely the best we ever had)!!

All this followed by a huge sushi-boat! Our favorites were the Philadelphia Chick  and the California Maki  but each of them tasted soo good!

Last but not least we ended our dinner with some sweet sushi, a cheesecake and a fresh fruit platter.

All of it was already mouthwatering before it even came on our table! Planet Sushi offers a menu-card where you can see a picture of each dish already before you order it, which makes choosing much easier!

At ten p.m. we had to be ready for the Donau-Night-Cruise which we booked as well online a few days before on GetYourGuide.

It was really beautiful to see all those huge and amazing buildings by night because they were illuminated by the moon and some additional lights. Unfortunately we decided to go without our long pants and a jacket so it was quite fresh on board!

 

Saturday was our shopping day. So early in the morning we visited the Central Market Hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok). Lots of fruit, sausage and vegetable shops welcomed us on the ground floor.
For breakfast Andrina tried a fresh passion fruit juice while I had a cup of fresh watermelon pieces and strawberries. On the first floor you can find plenty of souvenir shops! There we bought some presents for our families.

After we strolled through the shopping street Váci Utca. For lunch we created delicious salads by ourselves at Fruccolas. We shopped some more until we were again ready for a short nap..

 

In the evening we went again to the Jewish quarter and enjoyed our apéro at Blue Bird’s.

Actually we planned to eat something Hungarian that night.. but as we walked by Sao both of us knew we were going to eat once again in that cute restaurant.

For dessert we enjoyed one more popsicle…

Our last drink we sipped on top of the 360 bar with an amazing sunset view over whole Budapest.

 

For my 2oth Birthday Andrina present me a coupon for a brunch in Budapest. So I decided to redeem it at A La Maison Grand where we ate so much our bellies almost exploded. The food was really good and fresh made. The location itself was super cute – perfect for a Sunday-Brunch!

The rest of the day we went shopping again until we had to leave and get back to the airport.

MiniBud already picked us up at 5 p.m. even if our flight was at 8 p.m. (and in the end with a delay at 9 because of the stormy and windy weather in Switzerland…). So we decided to take some sushi with us which we were going to eat at the airport. Lots of sushi bars were closed on sundays but we found a great deal at WOK (before called Kelly’s)!
For only 4 dollars you can fill your box with whatever you like from the buffet. So we filled ours with LOTS of sushi 😛

 

All in all we were surprised by this beautiful city! Budapest is full of quite a few extraordinary examples of architecture. The Buildings are huge and so majestic. The food is great and compared to Switzerland you get so much for your money! Everyone was friendly and so helpful! We liked the city as well because it was not too big. Almost every important place and sightseeing location you can reach by walking, that’s fantastic! Definitely worth a visit (or two) 😀

 

 

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