I've landed in Budapest and I am looking forward to exploring, taking pictures and getting my acro yoga on- the course I'm doing takes place for 5 out of the 14 days I am here so there is some time to explore. I made it up to Budacastle yesterday and had a long walk along the Danube. The weather is an awesome 26-28 degrees c during the day, a nice break from Dubai and Oman.
From initial impressions I feel there is room to breathe in Budapest; the breathtaking Danube and Buda hills are peppered with the romanticism of the Romans, it's wide streets play host to an interesting old and modern history. You find everything from prideful statues of hungary's independence as a nation to its ties with the iron curtain. Walk down an old alley way and you find houses as old as the hills, every corner is influenced by a different time period and place.
I'm keen to head up to Memento park this week as well, there are some interesting statues from the communist regime which caused a lot of debate after the iron curtain fell. Instead of being destroyed they were all moved to a park on the outskirts of the city with one main attraction being Stalin's boots which were cut off from his grandstand statue.
There is plenty to see and do, and with the hospitable Hungarians- so far staying in a little campsite in the middle of Budapest for less than 10 euros a night has been pretty awesome.
Thought I would share a few more photos from my walk yesterday with you all in hopes that it inspires you to go on an adventure as well.
And remember - Life is a journey not a destination so start living :)