|Rastel, you rule.|
These pictures are from a place called New York Café, which was advertised as the most beautiful café in the world. Based on the pictures above, I'm sure we can all agree it's a pretty luxurious place. The food was so good, and it felt fantastic to be able to go to a place like that from the misery of our accommodation, heh.
Like I said, the weather was considerably better than on our first day in Budapest, so we decided to go back to some of the places that we already saw the day before. Just look!
|A lovely street!|
|I was spooked, can you tell?|
I can't believe I actually went inside that thing, I was so scared :D! I was also completely spooked out by the whole labyrinth and at one point was sure we'd never find our way out, heh. Luckily we did, though :D.
We then walked along the Chain Bridge back to Pest for a cruise on the Danube. The weather was simply perfect for an activity like that! It was so warm that you didn't even need your jacket anymore, heavenly!
|The gorgeous Parliament Building that is big enough for Tia to run a half marathon in :).|
|The Chain Bridge.|
|The Parliament Building again.|
|Me with the Danube.|
This was by far our best day in Budapest and we both started wondering if we'd been wrong in saying we didn't like the city that much...So, definitely go there in the summer or when it's otherwise sunny and warm to get a good picture of it, and spend as much time as you possibly can in Buda and in the areas close to the river.
The cruise was amazing and it was completely free with the vouchers we got with our bus ticket. So, we boarded the boat, bought a bottle of wine and enjoyed the sun :).
|The White Bridge with Gellért Hill and the Statue of Liberty in the background.|
We then thought we'd still have the time to go to one of the many spas of Budapest and took a bus there, but it turned out almost all the pools were about to close for the day, so we returned to Váci Utca, a gorgeous pedestrian street quite close to the Pest side of the Danube and had dinner there instead. Before that, though, we took a couple of pictures around the spa, such as this one:
|The curtains that were nailed to the walls...clearly, a genius of an interior decorator had been there, realising their vision.|
|Our room. They'd replaced my broken bed during the day, hooray!|