Budapest // sunset picnicking

Budapest is one of my favorite cities in Europe (that I’ve been to, anyway.). It feel distinctly different from major Western European cities, but these blaring differences are simultaneously difficult to put your finger on. Perhaps it’s the buildings, with their Eastern-esque architecture and deeper shades that make for such a stark contrast with Paris’s uniform, romantic whites. Maybe it’s layout of the city, with the impressive castle perched royally atop the Buda side of the Danube, with the flat Pest spread out at its feet. Or it could simply be the language difference, Hungarian being unlike any of language in the world (it has similarities only with Finnish, but each is still distinct from the other). Whatever the reason, Budapest left a lasting impression on me.

My sister and I were there for her 20th birthday in early May, so Europe wasn’t yet summery and warm. For Erica, coming straight from Southern California, it was a tad too cold to be comfortable. We were both glad to find 80 degree weather in Budapest, which was an amazing change of pace. We spent our first night there enjoying a picnic at a park next to the Danube, looking up at the sunset behind Buda Castle. So magical.

[To be continued]
  • Wow! these are beautiful pictures, and you write so poetically. Can't wait to see more!

  • ah i would love to go to Budapest again. i remember it only vaguely since I was quite a lot younger, but my sister and i played the violin with some buskers which was a lot of fun 🙂 i love these photos, can't wait to see more! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  • Thank you :] I want to start spending more time on my travel posts and do a better job writing what it was like.

  • Omg that's such a cool story!! You should totally go back, I LOVED it.

  • this looks amazing! these photos are beautiful 🙂

  • Thank you :]

  • Wow the sunset is beautiful!

  • Agreed :]