I was lucky enough to spend a fantastic extended weekend in Budapest! I traveled with a small group of people that are also participating in Remote Year. We rented a car and set out to experience Hungary!
Currency: Hungarian Forint (290.7 Hungarian Forint to 1 US Dollar)
On our way out there, we stopped at two other locations in Hungary. Nagykanizsa was the first stop for lunch. It was a very quiet mid-sized city.
We then stopped at Lake Balaton. This is a major vacation destination and is the largest lake in Central Europe. It was beautiful and we made the plan to stop there on the return trip.
Again, Airbnb did not disappoint with a lovely apartment. This apartment was very spacious and all 5 of us fit comfortably. It was also centrally located and made touring around the city simple.
The first thing on our to-do list in Budapest was to visit one of the thermal bath parties. It was certainly an interesting experience. Hundreds of people swimming together in warm pools was a bit gross. You just try not to think about it too much when you are there.
They gave each of us these wrist bands which gave us access to the event and allowed us to add money in order to purchase food or drinks. At the end of the evening the money not spent would be returned.
I was so impressed with the many amazing cafes, restaurants and bars around Budapest. All of them were unique and creatively designed.
I had the chance to go into our brand new Eaton office in Budapest when I was there. This location was so impressive. They had this set up as a space similar to a co-working / start-up location. I loved the innovative vibe and diversity of seating arrangements. This office is growing and there were only 17 employees when I visited. They had hopes to get to over 100 by the next year.
We had a lovely biking tour guide of Budapest! If you are traveling there and would like to take the tour, let me know. I can send you his information. Biking in Budapest is great, the city has taken great pride in improving it’s bike -ability over the past years.
Here is a video that my friend Fabio put together of our biking tour: Weekend in Budapest Tour
Finally, here are some lovely pictures from around the city.
Overall, I absolutely loved Budapest. The biking, the cafes, the culture – it was all fantastic! I highly recommend a visit in the future.