Budapest

5- 8 November 
Budapest, Hungary

 
| St. Stephen's Basilica | I've visited so many churches everywhere I've went, but I think this might be my favorite. I'm a sucker for gold detailing and this church was covered in it. The red marble columns were gorgeous as well. 


| Heroes' Square | This totally reminds me of some Avengers type stuff. 

 | Shoes on the Danube Bank | This is a memorial for the Jews shot during WWII, who were ordered to take off their shoes so they can be shot and fall into the river.

| Chain Bridge | This is the first bridge ever built to connect Buda and Pest. The architect was so proud of his work that he claimed that there was nothing wrong with it, and if there was, he would kill himself. One day, a man found out that the lions didn't have tongues, so he was found dead in his bed. 


Budapest Eye

These beautiful flowers were spread out in the middle of the street and it added so much color to the Pest.

We stumbled upon a bunch of food vendors on our way back to the hotel. It wasn't the most amazing food, just because it was too salty for my liking. 

Quick Outfit Post: 
Nothing is comfier than an oversized sweater with a pair of leggings and a backpack to make travels easier. 


I received this book bag for my birthday from my lovely best friend, Jennifer. I see it all over campus in NYU, but a good backpack is much more convenient than a shoulder bag when you're walking all day. 

It truly doesn't get as simple as this. I didn't even layer any accessories. 
| Mango jumper | Aritzia leggings | Cole Haan boots | Fjallraven Kanken | 

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The next day, we finally made our way into Buda. 
| Matthias Church | This is another addition to my never-ending list of churches. However, we weren't allowed in because we went at the wrong time. 

Right next to Matthias Church was Fisherman's Bastion. It overlooked all of Pest on the other side of the river. 

 I love all things with a view, if you can't tell already. 
         

It got dark really quickly, but next up on our list of To-Do was a night cruise! 
| Budapest Parliament | Taking this night cruise was amazing. The Parliament was amazing during the day, but at night, it was something else. It looked like the Parliament was made out of gold. 
| Chain Bridge at night | 

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For our last day in Budapest, we started our morning with a very pleasant breakfast in New York Cafe.
| New York Cafe | The ornate decor was breathtaking. Every inch of the room was different. I indulged in some old-school french toast, while my mom had an omelette. We both shared smoked salmon. 

This breakfast would probably be my favorite part of the trip. I admire architecture everywhere I go, but I don't really get the chance to sit down and just look at it while enjoying delicious food. So New York Cafe was the perfect solution for me, where I could stare at all the intricate details while indulging in some traditional breakfast. To be honest, I didn't know which to focus on more: food or architecture. 

| Market Hall | We made a quick stop in this Market for food and souvenir. This place is definitely something for tourists and not locals.

| Chili & Paprika | I would have never thought that this was what Budapest was known for. 

After, we made our last stop back to Buda to revisit everything for the last time and just take everything in. 
| Budapest to London | This official is the end of my fall break. It's been a whirlwind of an adventure where I basically planned the entire trip. I went into countries not knowing what to expect, or what language they spoke (which isn't the best of ideas - be prepared!). But if not now, then when? 

This trip made me realize that I'm much more capable that I put myself out to be. Without getting to personal, I think studying abroad in London is probably the best decision I've ever made. 




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