Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hungary. Show all posts

Throwback Tuesday: Dusk at Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

"Pak, I want to see the purple sky!" That night, I talked to my husband about our next Easter break trip. 
"Purple sky?", he slightly frowned his face.
"Yuup..I saw it on google images, wonderful purple sky over the Danube. Overlooking this beautiful Parliament House." And I showed him the pictures.
"Aah..Budapest! Off we go there then!" exclaimed my hubby.

Budapest, here we go!

What can I say.
I love looking at all those photos taken during our trips here and there.
And as I haven't really done blogging seriously during that time, I took the liberty to have them posted years after.

Time for Throwback Tuesday, which I haven't done for a while because of,- you know, - my works :).

So are you ready to travel back in time with me?

For this week, I have some snaps from our trip to Budapest, Hungary, back in 2009.
I know...2009.
That was  years ago!
But I still vividly remember our 5 days trip there.

I wrote about our trip to  Budapest in Throwback Tuesday as well before, read that in Fascinating Budapest.

And one of the lovely spots we truly enjoyed taking pictures there is the Buda Castle.

We went to Buda Castle twice during our trip.
One was when it was almost close, and later when it was closed already.
While planning for our next stop, we waited for a while and suddenly the Castle was beautifully lit and voila!
We had the whole place for ourselves :). 

So what do you think?
Dusk at Buda Castle is breathtaking, right?
All photos were taken by my hubby, Rudi Frakarsa (Google Plus +Rudi Frakarsa , IG @frakarsa and twitter @Rfra75).
I was busy nursing Bo as he was just a boy at that time

Happy to be back here again someday!

Do you have some memories to share?
Feel free to join me on Throwback Tuesday as well.

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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