This lovely lassie booked herself a ticket to come see us in our glorious city. It wasn’t long before I took her to Budapest Baristas – one of my fav cafes here. They have an especially delicious tapioca and mango pudding that’s pretty low in sugah and is a light, refreshing treat for an afternoon!Then I took her up the back side of the Buda Castle. It’s sorta unkept and I find it a little more rugged and beautiful.Supper out at a Jewish street food area…Playing with his ring…always.On Friday we made our way to western Romania. On the way we stopped at a thermal spa called Saliris Resort.We soaked away in their outdoor hot pools for a few refreshing hours. Would’ve liked to explore this area a little more as it seemed like there might be some beautiful hikes or walking trails out back.Everything was looking all dewy and beautiful, including the gal…We got back on the road to Romania.
(This tractor stopped in the middle of a small town gave me a laugh. Must’ve needed a coffee break so he popped by the house I guess!)
Apparently this sign means no tractors, horses’n’buggies, or bikes. We actually saw quite a few of those on the secondary roads.
Before too long, we crossed the border and arrived to the small city of Oradea. We toured the center a bit…
(First Pic: looks like they hate each other. Second Pic: looks like they’re married.)
We had a nice Saturday eve and an even better Sunday before we made our way back home.
On Monday, I eagerly took S to Liberte, where she tried the much-raved about Braised Beef…We shared a quinoa salad.And I (of course) had to try out their burg. It didn’t disappoint.
They serve millefeuille, a French pastry-type dessert and it is DEE-lectable. Then we really spoiled ourselves with a luxurious mani-pedi afternoon. We didn’t expect the spa to be so fancy but it was a nice surprise!That evening, we and a few others, headed up to Citadella. The view just makes my heart sing. Though we have noticed a great increase in tourists as of late and everyone likes to be there at dusk (smart)!We have to introduce all our visitors to langos, just cuz.And we usually make a stop for some kürtőskalács (aka chimney cakes) too. Budapest is like a fairytale city. It won’t surprise me if it becomes ultra-popular on the tourist track in the next few years (it’s already happening).We had supper at 4 Bros Kitchen in Gosdu Udvar. It’s the cutest place with sheepskin rugs on every chair and woven-basket type lights – but poor lighting. S and I tried out Hummus Bar on Tuesday.And in the evening, a few of us went to Zeneakademia for a concert. It was advertised as a blend of traditional Hungarian music and classical. But let’s just say it was not so much a “blend” as a choppy, ultra-strange, hilarious performance. Like all artsy movements, it takes someone creative to think outside the box and get the ball rolling – but I think this one needs a bit more fine-tuning til it becomes a hit!These guys all enjoyed the laughs though.Wednesday, we had another sweet traveller with us and we 3 headed up to Fisherman’s Bastion. Good view of the Parliament!This area was screaming at me to take a photo (seriously how gorgeous is it!) – these stunning subjects begrudgingly obliged. We had lotsa fun together. Thankful for all the people that came and saw us over here!