Good evening! We have officially survived the first day of our trip to Budapest!
We started the day off by eating breakfast at 5 in the morning, before going to the airport. It felt like it took FOREVER to get to Budapest, because I could not get myself to fall asleep on the airplane. However, once we got there I was super excited to start exploring!
One thing that surprised me, was how beautiful the hotel was! It looked so small from the outside, and the entrance was very mediocre, but it was huge once we stepped inside. Everything bright and white, 7 floors, glass elevators, funky furniture and the whole shebang. The people were also super nice! We relaxed for about an hour before we went to get a tour of the school.
...to be honest, I was so blown away by the school that I only managed to get one photo. ONE. I will, however, be going back to take more pictures and videos. I was mostly focusing on what the tour lady was saying, and I didn't want to be rude by ignoring her so that I could take pictures. For those of you who don't want to wait for me to post pictures/videos, feel free to check out the school's official virtual tour HERE.
After the school tour, we went to see my new apartment! 🤩It's a 7 minute walk from the school, with guards 24/7, a cute little balcony, shared rooftop terrace and it's already fully furnished! Then, we decided to do some exploring. I honestly couldn't tell you where we went though, because it was a mix of following google maps, getting distracted by cool things, and then turning around because we realised we were going in circles... I can, however, tell you what we saw!
First, my dad managed to find an antique watch store, which was awesome. There were so many cool watches! After about 30 minutes in the store, we decided to explore some of the smaller streets instead of just going to all the touristy places. And let me tell you, we found this awesome place with about 15 (?) little food trucks. They served everything from desserts, to 100% vegan, nachos, hotdogs, salads, and much more. It would be impossible to not find anything you like there.
After we checked out a few other places, we noticed a huge ferris wheel called Budapest Eye. And who can resist going on a big ferris wheel? At least not me... The view was absolutely beautiful, and it was also perfect timing to see the sunset!
To put it shortly, I'm loving Budapest and everything about the city so far. Tomorrow will also be exciting, and I'm really looking forward to being a super-tourist on the segway tour, haha! That's all for today. Now I really need to get some sleep! Hope you all had a great day.
At this time in two days, my dad and I will be in Budapest! How freaking exciting is that!?! I'm counting down the hours, and I cannot wait to explore the city I'm going to be living in for the next few years.
As of right now, we don't have a lot of things planned. We are, however, planning on being mega tourists... When we land on Tuesday morning, we'll have about 1.5 hours to get our stuff to the hotel before the school tour starts at around 13.00/13.30. After the tour, we are going to check out my favourite apartment! It's a 7 minute walk from the University, 15-20 minutes from a huge park, and 10 minutes from one of my friends that I'll be studying with. In other words, it's perfect. I just hope it's at least somewhat similar to what I'm expecting!
On Wednesday, we are going on a 3 hour long segway tour around Budapest during the day, and then we're going on a river cruise in the evening. I'm not moving until August so I feel like I'm allowed to play tourist until then...
We don't really have any other plans for the rest of the trip, we just have sort of an idea of what we want to do. I want to see the Buda Castle, ride the funicular, see (try?) at least one of the huge outdoor baths, see the Buda Castle Labyrinths, and pretty much everything in the video I've posted below. I also want to find a good sushi place. Sushi is my favourite food, so it's important to find good sushi places!
I'll make sure to take lots of pictures and videos so that I can share my trip with you!
See you soon,
Who am I?
Hi, I'm Ine! I'm 23 years old, from Norway, and I currently live in Budapest, Hungary, with my dogs, Baltus and Phoebe. I've wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as I can remember, and I'm currently studying at UNIVET.