We are students who live in Magdeburg, a town in Germany. Pandemic had struck and it confined us to our dorms right after just one semester into our programs. Like the whole world, we too were longing to set out and enjoy European summers as it was our first. And that's when one day randomly we surfed through the airline website to check what fits our budgets the best.
Pro tip: Ryanair has an option where you can simply enter your starting point and it will give you a list of destinations you can get to for the cheapest amount.
And so, we settled for Budapest!
The flight from Berlin to Budapest was super smooth (except for the fact we had to put the masks on the whole time).
We reached Budapest in the morning. Our booking at The Hive Party Hostel required us to check in around noon. But we went there right after landing in Budapest to complete the check in formalities, and so even though we got our private 4 bed dorm in the noon, they allowed us to access the common area and freshen up. Then we set out for our first destination - Vajdahunyad Castle
The beauty of Budapest is - it has something for everyone! It is perfect for foodies, photographers, history lovers, leisure holiday seekers, and also for people who just want pretty pictures against gorgeous backdrops!
When you're there, DO NOT FORGET to visit the parliament at night! Just have dinner at any of the cafes or at the Caravan Food Street followed by a chimney cake for dessert, and head straight to the Buda side of the city to sit opposite parliament across the river. You'll probably have to take an underground train and when you take the escalator out from the train station and look towards left, your eyes WILL sparkle with joy at the sight! Yes, those night lights are that beautiful!