All posts tagged: Hungary

Budapest & Around

We spend three days in Budapest right around Easter. This city rivals some of the greatest cities in Europe. There is so much to do and see that we wished we had a few extra days to cover it all. We purchased a 72 hour metro pass and navigated the network with ease. I loved the old trains and metro stations on the M1 decorated with white tile, heavy metal columns and old wooden booths. Soon after our arrival we visited the House of Terror,  a museum dedicated to victims of the holocaust and the communist regime. We were tired and jet lagged from our trip and the dark testimonials completely wiped us out. We found our way to Vorosmarty Square and stumbled upon an Easter Market with food and souvenir stalls and tried Hungarian chimney doughnuts. For my first dinner in Budapest, I had Hungarian goulash, a hearty soup with meat and vegetables. Delicious! On our second day we took the train to Szentendre, 40 minutes outside of Budapest. Such a charming little town! The houses are …