Thursday, April 4, 2013

Budapest: seeking for tips

Straddling the romantic Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and the start of the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is the most beautiful city in central Europe. And the human legacy is just as remarkable as Mother Nature’s. Architecturally, Budapest is a gem, with enough baroque, neoclassical, Eclectic and art nouveau (or Secessionist) buildings to satisfy anyone’s appetite. With parks brimming with attractions, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the scenic Danube and Turkish-era thermal baths belching steam, the Hungarian capital is a delight both by day and by night.

Sounds great but we want more!
My friend and I will be travelling on the 17th of April for a few days to this pretty metropolis. 
Besides all major sites to see, we are seeking for those little tips on: 
* yarn/woolshops
* fleamarkets
* beadshops
* craftshops
* local designers
Secret tips, anyone?


Lalav said...

Absolutely go to thermal baths (Szechzeny aren't to be missed above all the rest); sleep at Boat Hotel Fortuna for 10 euro; have some cake at Gerbaud's, although I didn't find it as glorious as I would have expected.

Enjoy your trip!


Viktoria said...

Great Sandra!
I have been there, our daughter had a semester abroad
in Gödöllö University, (maybe on your map to visit)

...but unfortunately no shopping experiences!
You might get some tips from Judit Wild, she´s living in Budapest and runs a little shop there

or just open a thread the europeanstreetteam forum.
much luck for the search, and let us know....maybe they have a great beadshop, worth a little trip (it is not too far from me)..

véronique said...

Ik ga mee! Ik ga mee! :)

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Oh, this sounds romantic and dreamy...try and google some places of interest, find out what the interesting artist quarters are, and then just let your feet get lost down alleyways and off the beaten track. Have fun!

JuanitaTortilla said...

I have no shopping experience or memory of Budapest, but I already like your itinerary! I am sure you will come back with lots of interesting and craft-worthy things :)