Can I be real with you for one hot second?
When we first moved to Budapest, I could not stop comparing it to my beloved Prague. Even though I wrote a whole post about how Budapest is not the next Prague (and that’s a good thing!), I was doing that thing I hate: falling into the comparison trap.
As time passed, I learned it wasn’t Budapest itself I was having trouble adjusting to necessarily–it was things like my job, a flat that kept falling apart, a gray winter, visa issues. The longer I’ve lived in Budapest–and now that it’s past the one year mark, I’ve lived here longer than I lived in Prague!–the more I’ve come to love it, flaws and all.
I recently decided to renew my contract, which means that E and I will be staying in Budapest for at least one more school year! To celebrate, here are 18 photos to make you fall for Budapest, too–and hopefully get your butt over here, already!
Parliament at night = glorious goulash Ria, Ria, Hungaria! Gelato + pretty building means you’re sold now, right? probably my favorite statue in Budapest the castle in the park by our flat. NOW I’ve got ya! Ruin pub The incomparable Fisherman’s Bastion the Danube gets icy in the winteralso Christmastime here is fantastic.
Danube views Chain Bridge & castle, of course!
So, when are you buying your tickets??
Linking up with Wanderful Wednesday.