In our last days in Europe Orien and I decided to check out Budapest. We snagged an inexpensive ride from Vienna on Carpooling. It is the first time I’ve used this site and it is great. We found a ride the day of for just 14 Euro each (the cheapest bus ticket I found was around 30 Euro)
We made friends with our drivers, a woman from Hungary and one from Spain and had a nice chat about American politics vs Europe on the way.
We arranged a free stay on couchsurfing.org with a couple who looked friendly and interesting.
Our wonderful couch surfing hosts, Agi and Danijel. They are really special people. If you are traveling to Budapest, look them up on Couchsurfing.
We are staying on the Pest side and there are so many funky cool restaurants with courtyards and outdoor seatings. We grabbed a drink at this place, called Kerala Dosa our first night. A beer costs about 500 ft (about $2 US).
Walking home with our hosts
We met them late and made our way back to their apartment on the Pest side of Budapest and I learned something new. Budapest is one city with two different personalities. Buda, on the West side of the river and Pest, on the East. Buda is known for its hills and sweeping views of Pest and Pest is more populated, and has a lot of nightlife. Budapest is known for its bathhouses and some date back to the 1500’s. We can’t wait to take a dip.
More on Budapest soon~