Budapest, Hungary

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Hi Everyone, ๐Ÿ™‚

We are in Budapest, Hungary right now. Honestly, some cities you already know about and dream about. But I had zero clue about what Budapest would be like. For me it’s like one of the many European cities I have been to. It’s gorgeous in architecture, slow, very heavy in history and culture but a little boring. It’s like a one time experience and we are kinda done with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ But this is the beauty of travel. It comes with its own surprises and I am truely grateful to be experiencing all of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of things to tell you. Let me start one by one. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some Goods!

The weather is just gorgeous. I now understand why people in this part of the world get so excited about spring. The lanes are laden with flowers, the air is crisp and there is beauty everywhere around.

The first day we took rather slowly. We walked to the Hero’s Square, one of the major squares in Budapest. It has quite a significance in Hungaraian history.

Next we walked to Szechenyi thermal bath and spent time there in the pool. It was a brilliant experience. A huge warm natural springย pool with hundreds of people chilling outย together. Strangers become friends while hanging by the pool. People are playing chess, couple are getting cosy and everyone isย getting their tan on… it’s quite a sight! ๐Ÿ™‚ Should be on your bucket list for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

The next day we walked all the way to check some gorgeous architectures of the city – the Parliament, Chain Bridge and Buda Castle. Each beautiful in its own way.

I wore this long comfy shirt dress by Huemn and styled it with a shirt around my waist. These nikes, my Celine bag and these sunglasses are my most favourite companions during this trip. Can’t get enough of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some Bads
There is a language problem here. People speak Hungarian mostly. In most cases they would be able to understand and you could work your way around. Still it’s a problem in the shops when the shop assistants don’t understand what you want to buy.

Vegetarian food is a bit of a problem but Italian food is easily available.ย There are also a lot of Indian restaurants around such a Salam Bombay or Bombay Curry box .. look out for them if you are craving for a Indian food. ๐Ÿ™‚

We stayed at the Corinthia Hotel. They are a 5 star hotel with a ton of issues. The staff is a bit cold and has a problem with understanding English. The worst kind of housekeeping we have ever seen. They don’t even make rooms in evening. They don’t provide a single bottle of complimentary water in the room. When you come back to the room, the tea cups are still dirty and your shoes are still lying around. If you complain to them, they take it in quite laid back way. We complained twice about housekeeping then gave up. The food was good. The hotel is gorgeous. Still not recommended. You would be able to find a ton of better hotels at this cost. Btw Le Meridian is right by the bank of Danube river and all the important places are a 2 minute walking distance from there. Can’t say about anything else but the location is gorgeous

Shopping was also quite okay dokey. Nothing too exciting.

I hope you enjoy the pics. I would also be sharing part 2 soon. We did some real exciting stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€

Love you looodsss. Talk to you soon! :))ย 

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My European Romeo. : D I just went to say hi to him. He spoke something really fast in this own language and gave me two flying kisses. Priceless moment.  : D
My European Romeo. : D I just went to say hi to him. He spoke something really fast in this own language and gave me two flying kisses. You see love has no language. Priceless moment. : D
Walking on the chain bridge
Walking on the chain bridge
The gorgeous parlimant bulding
The gorgeous parlimant bulding
Buda castle as seen from far!
Buda castle as seen from far!
The lanes of budapest
The lanes of budapest
I always end up finding the right things. hihih There are also striptease clubs in Budapest
I always end up finding the right things. hihih There are also striptease clubs in Budapest
the gorgeous view
the gorgeous view
At Hero's square!
At Hero’s square!
lunch with ducks by the lake. The only sad part was that I couldnt find a single veggie dish on the menu and died hungry. : P
lunch with ducks by the lake. The only sad part was that I couldnt find a single veggie dish on the menu and died hungry. : P
the awesomest szechenyi thermal bath. An experience worth experiencing.
the awesomest szechenyi thermal bath. An experience worth experiencing.
Things you do in thermal baths. : D
Things you do in thermal baths. : D
chilling out or heating up? : D
chilling out or heating up? : D
Superr fun!!
Superr fun!!
"we are in love"  : D
“we are in love” : D

Dress : Huemn by Shyma Shetty and Pranav Mishra
Shirt : Zara
Shoes : Nike
Sunglasses : Thome Browne
Bag : Celine Nano (Obsessed)
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Lipstick Tom Ford Flame

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20 Responses to Budapest, Hungary

  1. jass says:

    Di you look so awesome…and the pictures are amazing have a great time muwaaahhh..and both of you look super cute together…

  2. Shailja says:

    You look so calm yet sophisticated. If I have to choose one pic it would be with that cute European Romeo.. and you are right love has no language, no race and no boundaries.

  3. surabhi says:

    AWESOME… super awesome.. super duper awesome pics. Muuuaahhh

  4. indu says:

    Thermal bath seems to be fantastic place & couldn’t be more sure out of everything rathi dear u stole the show as always… Lots of love and hugs, both look super cute & stay happy as always…

  5. Mansi says:

    You are my travel twin , if that is a word , travelled to all the places with my husband and 2.5 year old, to the ones you have been blogging about.
    We loved Budapest esp fishermans bastion and enjoyed the food as well, esp their paprika chicken which is like stew but like curry . But I agree it is boring after couple of days
    And Greece is amazing , loved it , where are you heading next ? We are going to Moscow.
    You should also travel to Aus / New Zealand

    • Rati says:

      this is soo cool mansi! :)) i think for us the hotel also made our experience a bit sour. we were irritated for little things…

      wow! you need to tell me all about moscow now! ๐Ÿ˜€

      we we are in amsterdam now and would tell you about our nexts in a few days. haha!!

      yes might do aus/nz this year itself! :))

      thank you. and cheers to the great travels! :))

      • Mansi says:

        Eastern Europe hotels are not very customer friendly and they need to be trained , we have been living in apartments because of our daughter.
        Yes I would let u know about Moscow, going in June ,but before that you have to tell me about Amsterdam because we are heading there in August , along with Brussels , Paris and Switzerland/ Austria .

        We are expats thus get to travel a lot , if you plan to Scandinavia next year let us know , we could meet somewhere In the middle …..
        I live by this motto in my life” I haven’t been to all the places in the world , but that is in my list ”

        Much love & cheers to our choice of drug i.e travel
        Mansi

        • Rati says:

          That is totally mine and sanjeev’s motto too. so many places to see, so less time! :)) Amsterdam is life, mansi. I’d be sharing posts from here soon. Already posted one. Already planned to come back here. haha!

          your list looks perfect to me. not a single place that i did not love. Havent been to brussels yet though. ๐Ÿ™‚

          and I’d just copy what you wrote. “Much love & cheers to our choice of drug i.e travel” :))

  6. Devie says:

    That shirt dress is friggin awesome…you wear it sooo well..totally in love!!
    Love the piccys…you two look so happy and so cute!!
    That bath tho…too many old people :P…I kid…it looks really cool! *adds Budapest to must visit list*
    Did you buy Korres products from Greece? I heard they’re like cheeaaapp there.

    • Rati says:

      i have major space issue devie. hihih but you are right. korres was so right in my face that I picked up mini products from korres- scrub, face pack and eye pack that i’d finish by the end of the trip!! :))

      hihih yes now i also noticed. so many oldies! ๐Ÿ˜€ MUST do that. I was telling sanjeev that we do that on ganga ghats as well except the water is cold and we dont wear cool bikinis. NOW you can kill me. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. renji says:

    wow…….awesome awesome awesome!!! Have a wonderful time together!!!!

  8. Aditi says:

    Lovely pictures! You look so fabulous and your outfit is a bomb! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Please plan a trip to Japan aswell sometime ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xx Aditi

  9. Rashmi says:

    Wonderful!! The chess playing in the thermal baths!! How awesome is that!!

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