Nine busy days full of sightseeing, activities, late nights ? , long driving days and dwindling bank accounts left our crew with a small amount of traveling enthusiasm. When we arrived in Budapest Thursday night, the last three of us standing (John, Brad and myself) were a little envious Chris and Jesse had flights home the next morning, leaving us in Budapest for three more nights (they hit Budapest at the start of the trip before I got there, so they didn’t totally miss out).

But the second we dropped our bags and strolled the streets to find our last dinner as a group, the three of us stragglers were stoked to be in this city.

Budapest is so dope.

The architecture is mesmerizing. Budapest served as a crossroads between Eastern and Western civilization, so you sense a unique mix of the two cultures. There’s classical, roman, gothic, and modern architecture everywhere. There are vast green parks in the city and it’s very bicycle-friendly.

The day I arrived was the day after Sziget, one of Europe’s largest outdoor music festivals. I met a lot of cool people who attended the festival. We visited the island in the middle of the river flowing through the city–the festival is held here. So nice ?

The culture is really fun to be around. Great music and art. We did have a traditional Hungarian dinner–not for me. Really heavy meats, pasta and stews…. eeeeehhhh but I tried it ?

We of course went to the bath party out at one of the geothermal spas. It was indeed epic.

We also got 90 minute Balinese massages for like 50 bucks each. SO WORTH IT ??

Budapest, I’ll be back!!!

The rocks are really old The rocks are really old

Going out to some cool pubs Going out to some cool pubs

Budapest!! U r cool ??

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Image from http://www.bathsbudapest.com/budapest-bath-parties We definitely took showers after the bath party. Image from http://www.bathsbudapest.com/budapest-bath-parties We definitely took showers after the bath party.

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