Throwback Tuesday: Fascinating Budapest, Hungary


I cannot help but rekindle my joy to wandering around Europe as I open my album at Facebook.
Such remarkable days as we enjoyed our first posting in Geneve and had a chance to actually explore this part of the world.

This time, I have Budapest.


This capital city of Hungary is truly a living proof of the grandeur of the past and the inexplicable elegance of nature.



Bo and I enjoying the night scene at Budapest :)

The trip was made in 2009.
Almost 7 years ago.
That summer break we decided to visit the city of bridges and stayed there for 5 days. Flying from Geneve with EasyJet, Bo was only 3.5 years at that time.
But he proved to be a great companion, happily traveling with Mama et Bapak and took his pram whenever he was tired.

We had quite a full itinerary here.
Pretty much using Trip Advisor as my 'private guide', we managed to see most of the highlights in this beautiful city.
Castle Hill, Buda Castle, Fishermen Bastion, Heroes' Square, St. Stephen Church, Citadel, Chain Bridge and so many more.

We strolled along Danube, which has been dubbed as one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe.


We took the tour to the famous Parliament house. I remembered vividly that it was rainy that morning. But we got our 45-minute tour inside this magnificent building. I couldn't recall the details but it was lovely.


Something that I love so much about Budapest is its purple sky. When the sun sets, sparkly purplish and orange sky is certainly a feast to my eyes.


Walking around the city was such fun as well, as we found so many beautiful statues and landmarks.
Like this super cute police officer :).


We managed to visit Szent Istvan,  also known as  St. Stephen Church.
Indeed, it is the largest church in Budapest with its 96-metre-high dome and incredible interior. Undoubtedly, this church wows each and every one of its visitors.
 



staying outside


I love the colorful marble mosaic outside, though it's not really the original part where the church was first built in 1845.
And once we stepped in, this is what we see.



And finally, we made a brief stop, twice actually, at the Buda Castle. We didn't take many pictures inside but when we waited for a while to catch our breath, the Castle turned amazingly beautiful with the lights on. Take a look...




So, that's the recollection of my memories in Budapest, Hungary.
Now that we reside in the US, we kinda miss Europe and its beautiful cities. 
Looking at all those pictures certainly make you feel nostalgic :).

I remember discussing Europe trip with my friend, Fita Chakra, who made the trip with her husband last year. We discussed a lot about the best route in Europe and cities that she should not miss. Being a great children books' writer, I believe traveling and exploring the world will be very beneficial for her. For sure it will inspire her more on her upcoming books :).  They didn't manage to visit Budapest but I know they had so much fun visiting Paris, Brussels, Vienna, Venezia, and so many more. Those are the cities I have visited as well.  So I guess I will certainly come back with more stories and photos from those cities.

What memories you love to share with us today?

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26 comments:

  1. Always like all your picture in fabiolous vacation mbak Indah *two thumbs

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    1. Makasiiiih mbaaaa... You, too, have a fabulous vacation yaaa

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  2. Such a beautiful story, photos, and memories.. Arsitektur kuno nya keren ya mak. Semoga suatu saat bisa jalan-jalan jauh juga seperti mak Indah, aamiin *mupeeeeeng >.<

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    1. aaamiiin mak..semoga bisa segeraaa ya :)

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  3. Itu si Bo masih unyuu, hihi. Rambutnya kriwel jg ternyata. Btw, itu foto amazing smuaa.

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  4. saya taunya budapest dari film the grand budapest hotel, hampir semua elemennya warna ungu :)

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    1. Iya mbaaa..aku suka banget film itu juga..lucuuu dan unguuu :)

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  5. aku selama ini cuma puas liat foto2 dari suami keasana mbak

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  6. Selalu suka sama fotonya mak Indah

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    1. terima kasih mba Ika..aku pun suka foto-fotomu :)

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  7. Banyak bangunan cantik di Eropa. Kapan-kapan kalau mau jalan-jalan lagi tanya mbak Indah lagi hehehe. Makasih ya, Mbak :)

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  8. aahh maaak..aku tuh yah kabitaa sama poto2nya, ikut atulah mejenk diditu

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    1. mak nchie hanie sayaaaang...hayuuu atuh kadiyeu..

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  9. Aq udah pernah liat St. Steven Church maaakk... di kartu pos :)) Semoga ada rejeki bisa ke sana juga ya

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    1. aamiiiin mba unieek..iya, ini salah satu spot populer di Budapest. Aamiiiin semoga sampai sini

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  10. WOW I just love capitol buildings. This is so pretty. I regret not going to New Mexico's capitol when we were there. The doors, ceilings, and walls are just so pretty!

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    1. I bet they are fascinating, Alissa..it's beautiful indeed..

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  11. What a truly memorable trip! The building are all so fascinating, as is the lovely sky!

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    1. purple sky indeed, Theresa..my favorite..

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  12. Magis banget. Kenapa jadi ngebayangin count dracula sih? Hahaaa

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    1. hehehehehe...memang udah masuk daerahnya Count Dracula maaak :)

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  13. Budapest is very close to my city, I'm on the border with Hungary

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    1. Ooh, I just notice that, Dezmond. I bet you visited this place often :)

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