It has been one and a half year since my first visit to Budapest; the thing is I will be there in August again but this time for Sziget Festival!
I am quite excited for this trip because, you know, Sziget. The Last Shadow Puppets, Rihanna, Bastille, Sia, Muse, Noel Gallagher, The Lumineers, Kaiser Chief, M83, MO…
And Budapest was a wonderful city to have fun, relax, eat wonderful foods and drink different beers.
As every European city has a river, Budapest has Danube or ‘Tuna’in Turkish. It is quite wide compared to Thames or Vltava River but you can easily cross the old bridges. The coastline is lively with boats and bicycle roads.
Gellert Hill is the thing I love most about Budapest. There is a big mountain in the middle of the city which is rocky and completely green making the view amazing. You can visit the Liberty Statue if you are okay with trekking 🙂
There is a lot of things to try, see and taste. Especially this pub called For Sale is quite interesting since they allow their customer to attach a memory of your in a piece of paper, tissue, whatever you can find. Also they offer free peanuts whose shells you throw into the floor! My mom would be shocked 🙂
No matter what direction you look at you see different kinds of building in Budapest which is very overwhelming but in a good way. Fisherman’s Bastion seems like it is made of outer space much like Park Güell in Barcelona. It is like you are wandering at a fairytale castle.
You know, no offence, some cities do not offer you much with their history, historic buildings and culture but Budapest, even though it is not popular as London, Paris or Berlin, gives you more than what you want. Come on look at this buildings!
This shoes can surprise someone who does not anything about their history. The plaque says: To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45. Erected 16 April 2005. Innocent people were ordered take their shoes off, then they were shot and their bodies fell into the river leaving their shoes behind.
Seeing little baby shoes and heels and boots, some fallen, some single, still gives an ache to my heart. Contemplating their terrified faces, trembling legs, knowing they were to die for nothing… This simple shoe memorial has quite a dramatic affect on someone’s life and way of thinking.
I am happy to go again this wonderful city 🙂 If you have been to Sziget or Budapest before, please comment and give me your advices! I want to make the most of my trip 🙂