Budapest in January

127Government Buildings Budapest

I took a trip to Budapest with my three sisters a couple of years ago. We chose January to go as it was the only time of year we could all take leave from work at the same time and it was the best city break we’ve had so far.  There was a lovely bohemian feel to the place, with one young couple going out of their way to help us find a jazz bar we had been searching for. We stayed in Pest, the more modern and commercial side of the city. Buda, across the river, is where you’ll find the Fisherman’s Bastion, one of the top tourist attractions. Because Buda is on higher ground, it had a lot more snow than the Pest side, adding to the magical feel of the place. We didn’t have time to take a traditional Turkish bath, which the city is famous for, but I would definitely recommend making the time to fit one in.

128One of the many bridges over the Danube

271Fisherman’s Bastion

326A Restaurant called ‘Most’ near our hotel

Great food at very reasonable prices with a disco bar attached to the restaurant. The music could be comfortably heard without drowning out our conversation. We dined there every evening as it was just around the corner from our hotel.

086A Bubble Wrap Raincoat in a shop window

This was not the typical fashion of the city but was worth photographing as I had never come across one before. Now I know what to do with my old packaging.

If you would like to find out more, here’s a link to an article I wrote about one of the nicest cities in Europe. Budapest  Jewel of the Danube and if you’re looking for a place to stay then I would highly recommend The Opera Garden Hotel.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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2 Responses to Budapest in January

  1. mysm2000 says:

    Sounds like a lovely place to visit. That raincoat is worth looking into.


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