I had little context of Budapest and my knowledge of Hungary is no where near of that certain je ne sais quoi but one can never be too shy away from spontaneity (ok maybe I did go on trip advisor prior to our arrival but we did get lost a few times!). Budapest is possibly one of the best food capitals in Europe but when I sought recommendations from friends and on the internet, I knew I had to make a lot of concessions as it is hard to find halal eateries. However, Budapest also stores the best coffee houses in Europe so with that being said, my coffee breaks was as decadent and enjoyable as the gorgeous atmosphere.
I've travelled with friends in the past, but there's a lot to be said about having a level of comfort with someone that surpasses your usual, familiar surroundings. Besides sharing close quarters with a person for several days on end can often inspire two people who love each other in their normal environment to more or less want to toss the other out the window. But of course, that did not actually happen.
And lastly, growing up with my father who is always moving around and encouraging us to see the world, I've been privileged to be able to fill up a couple of passports with stamps from across the globe: from New York to Florida, Vientiane to Hong Kong, Bangkok to Geneva, Lyon to Italy, and many more. It seems like while on one vacation, I'm already planning the next (Amsterdam and Cambodia this summer!).
I hope you all had a good start to your Easter break because I did :)