Buda and Pest
First a little history of its name:
The name “Budapest” is the composition of the city names “Buda” and “Pest”. Buda had a German majority, while Pest was mostly Hungarian in the 15th century. They were united (together with Óbuda) to become a single city in 1873.
Green hilly landscapes, exquisite architecture and full of history, by far my favorite Eastern European city. I gotta admit I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by this city, if anything, I was expecting a eastern-europe-country feel to it and boy was I wrong.
This is a legit metropolitan city, it’s insanely clean, highly aesthetic and the people, oh my God, the people! Incredibly outspoken, kind and with expression on their faces, not what I had been seeing in other places in Europe.
I’m posting a few pictures, I wish I had more, my camera was not doing a good job the last couple of days I was there. But please, if you ever go, don’t miss these 3 activities:
1. Visit and spend at least 1/2 day at Szechnevi Bath
2. Take a boat tour on the Danube River that divides Buda and Pest
3. Visit the Buda Castle
The entire city is very charming, I would say even romantic. Definitely a place I will visit again.