Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Beautiful Budapest Weekend!
Per usual, I've been extremely busy! I took a final exam in Geneva which wasn't too bad, though studying for it took up a little more time then I would have liked. It's too bad really, since the weather in Geneva finally got decent right when we left. The day after my final, my friend Joey and I flew to Budapest. Well, first we had mini heart attacks because our original flight got cancelled. Eventually though, we made it to what is easily one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.
Some of the highlights of Budapest include the Parliament building (it's totally worth taking a tour of the inside, look at all the gold!), walking around Buda castle, and the bathhouse. I didn't know that Budapest was known for their thermal baths... or that the city used to be two different cities, Buda and Pest. Also, the "pest" part of "Budapest" is pronounced as "Pescht". Hungarian sounds like nothing I've ever heard before, which turns out to be because it's part of fairly rare language group.
I'm in London settling into the second half of my study abroad, but I desperately wish I was still in pretty Budapest eating goulash instead!