Travel Stories:: A Short Visit in Budapest, Hungary
It’s been a while since I last sat down in my office with a hot cup of cappuccino and some white candles to spread their warm light around me. It’s really cold in Greece these and especially in Athens, where it’s snowing and it’s freezing cold and it feels likes Christmas. I can’t enjoy the frosty weather, because I’m Mediterranean, but short breaks like this can be pleasantly sweet and interesting. So, while I was wondering what my next post should be about I remembered my little trip in snowy Budapest some years ago.
I only spend 4 days there, but they were enough to give me a glimpse of the city’s life. Truth to be told I had no expectations, therefore I let Budapest show herself to me. It’s reputation made me fantasize about something huge and less frigid, to be honest and It ‘s actually interesting, if you wanna spend a small amount of your time there.
That’s me on the next photo, sitting on one of the best benches ever! It was super artistic and fancy!
What I liked most was the statues that were placed all over the city. In a casual walk you step upon a plethora of compelling creations that not only have an effect on your mood, which they immediately uplift, but they also provide inspiration and show their beauty to all of us who expect the unexpected and are in a playful mood. I’m gonna show you some more pictures with those urban beauties.
That’s me again with my new pet. An enormous dog made entirely out of wood and iron. I bet he ‘d be the perfect protector for any home, or castle.
As I kept walking I meet this sad man and I spontaneously posed with him in the same mood. Quite sad I dare to say, but thankfully only temporally for me. For him it would probably last forever. I bet he was a tortured soul. A romantic poet, or a rebellious spirit, or just a Jew. In any case the sculptor of this heartbroken figure touched me in a way.
To keep going and have a break from my adventures in the city I have to inform you the cold was unbearable and I had to increase my body temperature. I also had to try the Hungarian cuisine and I couldn’t have something else that soup. It was the perfect dish for winter and I tried one of the best soups I’ve ever eaten. Pumpkin soup, with a vivid, orange color, creamy texture and pumpkin seeds. Absolutely yummy for those who love sweet flavors, like myself. Here’s how it looks like.
What is more I ‘d like to give a glimpse of the city. Not quite my cup of tea, but I have to admit there’s a beauty in it. The architecture is typical for central Europe. Old, big buildings in discolored shades with melancholy to spread its veil upon the city with the people with bitter faces and nonexistent smiles. Despite the sadness there was an alluring aspect of the medieval city that worths your trouble. Plus the prises from hotels to food are relatively low, so you can pay a visit.
I’m gonna say goodbye for now from a picture of mystical and fogged Budapest and with the promise to show you more in an upcoming post.
Lots of love until next week!