Day 1: Arriving in Budapest

Hello!

I did a recent poll on twitter regarding my blogposts about my holidays and I am so grateful for the great response that I received! 69 of you lovely people voted so thank you! Here are the results: 70% of you wanted 2-3 holiday posts and 30% of you wanted 1 long post so I will go with the majority! Without further ado sit down with your favourite drink and get ready to be virtually transported to Budapest!

We had to get up early as we had an early flight to Budapest. We got up around three o’Clock that morning but I didn’t mind as I was so excited! We had to wait around at the airport for hours waiting for our flight. But it was fun to wander around the duty free shops and look at all the cool, unusual products like gigantic Cadburys bars! I got a delicious early breakfast at the airport; lots of lovely fruit for a very cheap price! I wasn’t going to eat anything but I thought I might need something to give me a bit of energy as it would be at least three hours until we arrived at our destination.

The flight itself wasn’t great, I’m not a fan of flying myself, truth be told flying makes me really anxious! There was a lot of turbulence on the flight and towards the end my ears really hurt, particularly my right ear. It was a piercing pain that lasted even for a while after we had landed. I don’t really know what had happened, maybe they popped, I’m not sure!

The taxi ride to the hotel was fine and we got to see lots of the sights of Budapest on our journey there. We stayed at the Bohem Art Hotel and it was absolutely gorgeous. Our room was spacious and we had really good air conditioning which made our stay even more enjoyable. The walls and desk were painted white with matching white chairs with red cushions and red and white bed sheets and wooden floors.

After we got settled in our room and hung up our clothes so they wouldn’t get too creased we wandered down to the hotel lobby. There was a designated time for snacks; 2pm until 5pm which consisted of a variety of chocolate, pretzels, nuts and crackers as well as tea and coffee. I thought this was a lovely gesture.

After having some snacks we wandered around the streets of the town. We found the tourist office and booked a boat tour for the next evening and also a night tour. We then went from shop to shop to look at all the souvenirs. There were so many to choose from! When the hot weather started to get to us and the walking around began to take it’s toll on us we began to look for a restaurant to have dinner. We found a lovely Italian restaurant, although it was quite expensive the food was delicious, especially the lasagna that I got!

We did a little more walking around the streets until we came to a nice grassland area with a two table tennis tables and a pretty little blue and white kiosk that sold gluten free ice cream. Needless to say we bought delicious ice creams cones! I had the most delicious strawberry ice cream. Honestly the flavour was nothing like what I’d ever tasted before!

When evening came we walked up to the bridge, unfortunately I don’t know it’s name but it’s big and white. I’ll leave some pictures of it here. The sun began to set and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was so beautiful, watching all the boats sail by as the sun set behind the buildings. Oh, by the way, the architecture there was absolutely gorgeous, I took lots of pictures and I will share them with you in this post and the next few.

That night I found it difficult to sleep. I think, it was partly due to excitement and partly because my anxiety levels were high due to being in a different country and experiencing new things. I read bit more of The Marble Collector” by Cecilia Ahern to try take my mind off my worries and fall asleep and gradually it worked.

I hope you like my first post about my holidays and the photos I took.

Have you ever been to Budapest?

Did you like it there?

If you’re going on holiday I hope you will have a great time!

Best Wishes!

girlmaskedย 

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Streets of Budapest
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More streets
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Pretty sunset
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Church near where we stayed

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your photos! I’ve never been to Budapest myself but my boyfriend has in the middle of winter when it was -10 and covered in snow.

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  2. The photos are so lovely! I really want to go now!

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  3. Ooh I loved this post! I had to cancel a trip to Budapest last year because I had some really bad anxiety just beforehand; this post was lovely though, it was like journeying there with you! I’m sorry I didn’t vote in your Twitter poll however I’m definitely with the majority – I can’t wait to see the rest of your posts about your holidays!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Thank you, I’m so glad that you liked my post! Ah sorry to hear that, I understand as I also have anxiety and it can feel awful! Hopefully you can go again sometime yourself! Ah thank you! Next one will be up on Saturday!

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  4. We’re currently on Budapest now! Lovely photos, can’t wait to see more!
    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Oh fab! I hope you have a wonderful time there! Aw thank you!

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  5. geet says:

    sunset looks so pretty. OH MY GOD!
    lovey post

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Aw thanks!! It was such a nice evening watching the sunset!

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  6. I’ve personally never been to Budapest but wow it looks so beautiful. It was really enjoyable reading about your time there exploring. Thank you for sharing ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—โœจ
    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    http://www.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Yeah, it was my first time there and I thought it was a gorgeous city too! Aw thank you, I’m so glad that you liked it. No problem!

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I absolutely love Budapest, I’ve been a few times now and would happily keep going back, there is so much to do! Looking forward to hearing more about your holidays!
    Hels xx
    http://thehelsproject.com/

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Thank you! I loved it too, I was delighted that I got to go there! Aw that’s great, glad you liked it too! Thanks, looking forward to writing about it too!

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  8. I’d really love to go to Budapest! The buildings and the scenery always look stunning. So jealous!

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      It’s lovely there! Maybe you’ll get to go someday!

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      1. I hope so! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Mademoiselle says:

    I also really dislike flying! But it sounds like you had a great time ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing-

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Yeah, my mind just races with being that high up in the sky! I did thank you. No bother, thanks for reading! โ˜บ

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  10. abbeylouisarose says:

    Oh no, so sorry about the turbulent flight! They really are the worst, aren’t they? I’m glad you got to enjoy such a beautiful place in Budapest though, your photos have given me such wanderlust! Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

    Abbey ๐ŸŒธ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Yeah, they really are, they make me feel so nervous and uncomfortable! Thank you, I loved it there!

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  11. Love the photos! Iโ€™ve never been, but itโ€™s somewhere Iโ€™d like to visit. โ˜บ๏ธ I actually love flying when I go on holiday!

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Thank you, I’m glad that you like them! ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeah, I really liked it there, hope you get to go too sometime! Really? Oh that’s great, wish I did!!!

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  12. Ruminvte says:

    Great photos! I’ve always wanted to go to Budapest, it seems like such a beautiful city and I look forward to hearing about the rest of your experience. Thanks for sharing! x

    Rumaanah // https://ruminvte.wordpress.com/

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  13. Amber says:

    I went to Budapest last year and loved it! lovely post looking forward to hear about the rest of your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://letsgotravel.blog

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  14. I’ve never been to Budapest, but it’s definitely on my bucket list! From your photos it looks absolutely gorgeous, and that ice cream sounds right up my street! Now to get George Ezra out of my head…
    Love,
    Hayley X

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  15. Kayleigh Zara says:

    Budapest is somewhere that I’m dying to visit, it’s such a beautiful place and the little church that you stayed near looks stunning too x

    Kayleigh Zara ๐ŸŒฟwww.kayleighzaraa.com

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  16. What beautiful pictures! Such a lovely post x

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  17. Lovely photos! I haven’t been to Budapest (heard it’s scorching there in the summer!) but… the Formula 1 Grand Prix is there next weeekend so I WILL be watching that and be there in spirit ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxx

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  18. This makes me want to add Hungary as a whole to my travel list!

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  19. andthenzen says:

    Budapest looks absolutely stunning, I want to visit even more now than I originally did (which was a crazy amount anyway!) ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜

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