The two parts of the city, Buda and Pest, are connected by bridges like Liberty Bridge and Chain Bridge. Like Prague, Budapest was very affordable for traveling.
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Day 1: Pest
Our first breakfast in Budapest was A la Maison Grand. We were pretty shook at the amazing quality of the food for reasonable and low prices. I ordered the peach pure pancake with chai latte for around $7 and my friends got egg benedict and drinks for under $10. We loved it so much that we went back the next day.
There's a small fee to go up to the basilica, but it definitely has a nice panoramic view of the city .
For Sale Pub made it to one of my favorite pubs in Europe. It has a super interesting interior design and a chill vibe where you can just spend your time there to catch up with friends with some beer and free peanuts.
Day 2: Buda & Castle Hill
When we crossed the Chain Bridge and arrived below Castle Hill, random shuttle bus staffs talked us into riding with the shuttle bus. The shuttle bus cost one more euro than the cable car and it provides three rides total. If you decide to ride with the shuttle bus, keep in mind that you might have to wait for the bus for a while at a certain stop since it may be full. Also, shuttle buses end at 5:00PM, which we did not know. Here's what's up the hill:
Chain Bridge vs. Liberty Bridge
Ruin Pub is another gem in Budapest. Inside the pub, there are at least 4 rooms with different theme and music. It's kind of like bar hopping except you are room hopping if you want to change up the scene.
Day 3: Szechenyi Thermal Bath
We wanted to have a relaxing last day so we decided to end our Budapest trip with the Szechenyi, the biggest thermal bath in Budapest. Budapest is pretty well-known for its avant-garde thermal baths, so there are many to choose from. Here are a few other thermal baths besides Szechenyi.