When traveling to Malta, make sure you visit Mdina - one of the oldest cities of this small, but so picturesque country. It is actually here where 4000 years back was the former capital of Malta.
Living in Sliema, which is a 5 minute distance by ferry from Valletta, made it easy for us to dedicate one more day to this charming capital. Although Valletta is quite a small city, you can always find there new places, and corners to discover.
Traveling has always been an important part of my life. I constantly strive to discover new places, new cultures, new lifestyles, and even myself in those new surroundings. That's why planning a new trip always adds more excitement to what I am going to experience, and this time it wasn't an exception...
Budapest as any other city you visit has it's must-see spots (the ones that you put as checked in your "typical tourist" travel list). Let's face it, no matter if we want it or not, it is simply a duty of a cultural matter to visit the most important sightseeings of the city you travel to. Here I made the list of a few places in Budapest I consider to be must when traveling to the beautiful capital of Hungary.
In the center of Budapest, on the edge of the former historical center of Pest there is a territory with narrow streets in the form of a triangle. This area is associated with the best and at the same time the saddest epochs of the Budapest Jewish community: the rapid flowering, the construction of beautiful synagogues in the middle of the XIX century, and the persecution in the 20th century with the culmination - the creation of a ghetto.
Once you cross the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, or any other bridge that spans the River Danube between the western and eastern sides of Budapest, you get to the Buda part of the city. It is considered to be the historical site of Budapest. Walking around Buda you will discover its majestic architectural gems, and feel the atmosphere of the past. So let's begin a small tour around this beautiful part of the city and explore its main sights.
As Budapest is separated into two sides, this time we are going to discover the Pest side, which is said to be the modern and business part of the city. However, this city area has historical sights that you just can't miss, and in this post you will discover the most important of them.
When I planned my trip to Budapest, one of the "must see" places in my wish list was the Gellert Thermal Bath. I read all the information I could find about baths in Budapest, cause there are quite a few of them here, Budapest being well known for its relaxing thermal SPAs. The stunning interior of Gellert Thermal Bath instantly attracted my attention, and as I am a real esthete, it was a pure eye candy for me.
Hours of wandering around the city in the company of close to heart people, new discoveries of the utterly beautiful corners of Budapest, the sweet and sour taste of mulled wine and the heady flavour of the cake baked on a spit, what more can I ask for?
When the winter holidays are approaching I become more and more excited, cause it's the best time of the year to travel and explore the festive look of the cites around Europe and not only. So I am looking forward to going to some of these places to feel all the fascination of the upcoming celebrations and to see all the surprises that the countries have prepared for the season.
When traveling somewhere I am always prepared that a large number of photos will be stored on my memory card, and that's exactly what has happened this time. So prepare yourself too for a detailed reportage from the wonderful city Budapest.