I arrived in the city pretty early in the day so I booked my stay at the hostel for $8 a night and went to get breakfast and a coffee.
After that I took a walk to see the Fisherman's Bastion,Matthias Church,Buda Castle and the National Gallery.For lunch I ate some goulash,one of my favourite meals,in the old town.
In the evening I headed over to Epic Bar on eastern side to have a few Happy Hour beers for less than $2.30 per liter.
The second day was spent on the eastern side.I rented a bike to get around for the day and the first destination was Margaret Island,where I spent the morning.
Then I went to get lunch and headed over to The Terror House,a museum dedicated to the hungarian fascist and communist regimes of the 20th century.A very interesting place and a must-do for anyone in Budapest.
For the evening I went near the Old Jewish Quarters,to Szimpla Kert,one of the ruin bars to get a drink.Very cool place and they have an extensive menu with food,drinks and shisha. http://en.szimpla.hu/
I woke up and went straight to Szechenyi Baths,the largest thermal baths in Europe.The ticket boot was kinda annoying but the place itself was very clean,relaxing and full of history and beauty.
I brought packed food from the hostel and drinks from a store because I hadn't heard the best things about the cafe next to the swimming pool.Bring a towel,flip flops and soap if you want to take a shower there.Also make sure not to lose your wristband.
After the baths I took an evening boat ride on the Danube,where I got to see the Parliament Building at night.Very beautiful view and it came with a glass of beer for $17.
In the fourth day I headed over to the cave church on the Western side and then I crossed the river and took a bus to the Heroes Square to see my fellow Transylvanians Matthias Corvinus and Gabriel Bethlen.
For my final day in Hungary I took a minibus to Balatonfured,Hungary's oldest Spa town,where I enjoyed the fresh air and scenic views of Lake Balaton,the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and considered the 'Hungarian Sea'.
I wandered around for a couple of hours and then I took the coach back to Budapest,where I took the train to Kosice.
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