Budapest streets and views, Budapest
Favorite thing: Budapest is the heart of Hungary, with approximately 2 million people living here. It's by far the largest city in the country with around 20% of the population concentrated here. The streets, particularly of Pest, are bustling with people and action and there's always something interesting to see.
Budapest is a very nice, green and pleasant place to walk around.
That's why it is even more a shame that there seems to be graffiti everywhere. I hope the city gets cleaned up one day; it will be even more beuatiful then!
Don't let yourself be scared of by some of these sights though, it is after all a very safe city!
Budapest central position and experience in welcoming travellers makes it the ideal place to enter Easter Europe.
Budapest has a lively arts, cafe and music scene, and is host to a range of cultural and sporting festivals.
Fondest memory: Strolling along the riverfront or across romantic bridges, browsing through antique bookshops and jewellery stores.
Budapest has an ample chice of things to do after dark.
Budapest straddles a gentle curve in the Danube.
The beauty of Budapest is what really makes it stand apart. Its broad avenues, lefy parks and harmonious blend of architectural styles has earned it the nickname the " Paris Of Eastern Europe"
Fondest memory: The city is well laid-out, rarely confusing, and ideal for walking.
Budapest is a city with an impressive architecture and beautiful bridges, yet, it is not a "tourist" place like Prague for instance.
Fondest memory: Walking, walking, walking...to feel the athmosphere you have to spend some time for walking
I enjoy walking in the Budapest centre, looking at buildings and admiring the architecture. But Budapest in condemned to renovation. Although the city centre looks great and you can wander around exploring its treasures, there are some uglier parts of the city that are usually not visited by tourist (especially industrial area). But in those parts its clearly visible, how people live in Budapest. The glamour for tourists is not there. Typical houses look modest, small and are mostly square shaped with one floor only. There is a small green garden around them. Its just the opposite of what you see in this picture!
Fondest memory: The Budapest allways gives me this feeling of freedom and mixing cultures. I am also crazy about all those spas - and I had yet begun to explore them! Budapest is a mosaic of history periods, people, nations. I love that cosmopolitan feeling! I even love the language barrier - don't try to guess what they are saying - its impossible!. You can't even guess the words for women or men when heading for the toilet!
Favorite thing: i just loved this budapest mailboxes from the old days and thought that they deserved to be put up here
Favorite thing: You never know when you are walking down a street what you are going to see. So make sure that you always have your camera with you so when the picture is right, you are ready!
Favorite thing: Even when a building is part of a larger grouping of buildings, they can stand apart from each other.
Favorite thing: A very traditional design, the turret or round rooms on a corner of the building is topped by a strongly Turkish influenced dome.
The rich history and great buildings..... This was near Vaci Utca.
Fondest memory: My most awesome tour guide of course! (picture of her will be available later in the week!)
Favorite thing: Budapest is a stunning city when seen during the hours of darkness. There is particularly good lighting on the major buildings to add to the special atmosphere.