Budapest, Hungary

If you ask me what my favorite city stop was on my first trip abroad as an adult, Budapest would be it. I wish I ate more meals at the Great Market Hall. I wish I turned down a few nights of partying for intimate walks throughout the city into the night. I wish I didn’t have so many regrets about this place. Don’t get me wrong, I had an amazing time. I’d go back in a heartbeat if I could. I’ll leave it at “unfinished business” for now.

It’s absolutely absurd how beautiful the architecture of this city is. Especially at night standing opposite from the Hungarian Parliament Building. You just see it glowing in the dark, radiating in all its detail. I get a little emotional when I think about it. The moment I knew I loved this place was when I just stood in the middle of Chain Bridge watching boats sail by while downing gummy bears. Man, I love gummy bears. I’d look to Buda, then look to Pest and couldn’t help but just feel like I was exactly where I was supposed to be even though I got caught in the heaviest rainstorm. I loved it.

I don’t have enough pictures of this place because I was honestly too busy enjoying it. This was the one place where I didn’t have my eyes constantly looking through a viewfinder. I wanted to commit as much as I could to memory. I may have also left my camera charger behind somewhere, but that really forced me to take in Budapest.