Hungary

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest & Szentendre Video Moments

When we first started traveling, I figured there would be places we like more than others. While that has become the case, I still find it hard to rank our trips in order or to say I have an absolute favorite. The truth is that we learn different things from each country we visit and we come away with unique memories that can't be compared to the last.

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest & Szentendre Video Moments

Hungary, April 2017: A Day Trip From Budapest To Szentendre

Our choice for a small town break from Budapest was charming Szentendre, or St. Andrew. The town is an easy 40-minute train ride along the Danube from Budapest’s central Batthyány tér metro station. The portion of the journey within the administrative bounds of Budapest was covered by our tourist transit pass and we only had to pay a small additional supplement fee to finish the journey on the commuter section of the line.

Hungary, April 2017: A Day Trip From Budapest To Szentendre

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest (Pest)

Our Airbnb in Buda was only a 10-minute walk to Budapest’s renowned Chain Bridge; we got lots of use out of the bridge as we crisscrossed from Buda to Pest and back all weekend. St. Stephen's Basilica, a commanding Catholic church completed just 112 years ago, is just over the bridge on the Pest side. Check out the 360-degree views from the top of the tower and be sure to walk around to the beautifully curved back of the church.

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest (Pest)

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest (Buda)

Budapest is one of those cities that people almost never disparage. In fact, most people that have visited Budapest have only good things to say and it regularly appears on “favorite European cities” lists. And what’s not to like? It’s cheap, has surprisingly good food, is dynamic, cosmopolitan, energetic, has beautiful architecture, is full of interesting history, and just has such a variety of things to see and do.

Hungary, April 2017: Budapest (Buda)