During the previous winter, Chris and I made a trip to Budapest. It was a nice trip, to a city we've wanted to visit for a long time - and we decided we must come back one day;
Taking advantage of Hilton's winter sale, we were able to book a suite in their hotel near the Westend Center (Pest) for less money than the room we had originally booked via Booking.com. The suite only cost 150 € per day and for that you got all the luxury you wanted (and we both like it that way). Hungary is quite cheap for us Belgians!
We arrived there around noon on the Saturday before Christmas. It was a bit snowing then, but the others days were not too bad. Remember, it was in the middle of winter! On Monday and Tuesday the weather was quite sunny, although a bit windy.
There is a lot to see and do in Budapest, and we have already said to each other we need to return one of the following years - and then perhaps in summer.
What makes the city this agreeable? Well, not the language (very strange looking, can't understand a word, but nearly everyone speaks either English or German). But there are wide avenues and boulevards, friendly people, lots of café's and restaurants (where you can eat very well for only a few euro - or forint), museums, galleries, shops (and among them a lot you don't find anymore in Belgium).
A lot to see as well, as the town consists of two parts: Pest and Buda. They are both on one side of the Danube river.
Now we visited in winter. But in summer there is a lot more to see and do there, so if we return it will be during summer time. If you look at the picture, you'd think it was already spring, because we had very nice and sunny weather during our stay.
I once had a penfriend from Budapest, Timea Nemec. Timea, if you happen to read this by chance, your town is indeed worth a visit!