Day 170: Hungry for Hungary, Part 1

My first full day in Budapest! The last stop of my trip. Can’t believe my trip is almost at its end. Read below to find out the day went!

Day 170: Tuesday, 2/24/2015

Like I mentioned in my last post, the night before, I had made plans with one of my roommates, Marie, to take the free tour of the city. Marie was from Australia, and Budapest was also the last stop of her Europe trip. We headed to Stephen’s Basilica, the starting point of the tour, and talked about our different travel experiences.

Our tour guide, whose name was very Hungarian and difficult to pronounce, was great, and took us all around the city. It was really foggy, sadly, so some of the pictures aren’t as great as they could’ve been on a clear day. But it was still really cool to see the sights! Here are a few snapshots.

When the tour ended, our guide gave us maps that she had starred with places for us to check out on our own. She also gave us some flashcards with common Hungarian phrases, as well as Hungarian foods to try. So nice! She showed us a restaurant where we could get authentic Hungarian food that was nearby our hostel, so we walked back. It was a bit of a trek, but Marie and I had a great time!

I know, it doesn’t look that appetizing, but believe me, it was great.
Gulyas/Goulash! I know, it doesn’t look that appetizing, but believe me, it was great.

We found the restaurant, and each of us ordered a traditional Hungarian dish! I got gulyas, or goulash. So delicious!

We headed back to the hostel to rest for a bit. Our guide had told us about a Hungarian chocolate bar that was filled with a cream cheese like filling called turo. We stopped at a grocery store to try the delicious treat and were not disappointed! We’d done a lot of walking around the city, particularly since the tour ended on the other side of the river from where we started, so we felt we earned some chocolate and a nap.

By the time dinner came around, neither of us was that hungry, so we stopped at an area that had many food trucks and got crepes. Really great! We headed back to the hostel and straight to sleep.

A very full day in Budapest! The next day was not quite as full, but you can read all about it in my next post!

-Girl in Hungary 🙂

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