Budapest, Part 1

I have been blogging for more than a year now and I have not written anything about our country’s wonderful capital Budapest.

A couple of weeks ago I took BB#1 on a trip to Budapest, just the 2 of us. A little one-on-one time πŸ™‚

He has only been to Budapest a couple of times, and we always just went to IKEA, so it was high time to show him something else πŸ™‚

We took the train to see Hungary’s countrside:

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The train ride takes 2 hours and 22 minutes. It was interesting that since I was travelling with a child (who has to pay for the train above the age 6, but gets a 50% discount) I also got a 30% discount on my adult train ticket.

An friend of mine (who happens to be a guy) picked us up from the train station and took us to the ZOO. Right next to the zoo is the famous:

The Gundel Patisserie πŸ™‚

The Gundel restaurant has been one of the most famous restaurant in Hungary for more than a century. However only few people know, that KΓ‘roly Gundel created wonderful desserts and cakes too, among others the Gundel crepes and the famous Gundel torte. This heritage is now being continued in the Gundel Patisserie.

So first we had some coffee and cakes:

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They even make a coconut ball look exotic πŸ™‚

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I had some baked cheesecake πŸ™‚

It was really nice to catch up with my friend, but he had to go to work so we entered the zoo.

The Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden is the one of the oldest in the world.

It has 1072 animal species.

The zoo opened its doors on August 9, 1866. The park has 1–1.1 million visitors every year.

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First we took this bus around the zoo, because it started raining.

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You could pet kangaroos πŸ™‚ We only looked at them πŸ™‚

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The butterfly house was very exciting πŸ™‚

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At the zoo even the plant pots have lions on them πŸ™‚

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BB#1 with the piranhas πŸ™‚

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I never knew a brown bear was this huge!

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This is how big the heart of a Blue whale is!

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And we ended the day at Starbucks πŸ™‚

The zoo is huge! So we only saw like half of it, so we will have to go back πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Budapest, Part 1

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing day. We didn’t make it to the Zoo while there on holiday although we did drive past while on our tour. I kinda wish Vinnie was a little older at the time and we had stopped in there. We have yet to take him to Zoo here in Warsaw. Perhaps we will make the trip before the baby arrives in May.

    • Maybe next time you come to Hungary you will make it to the zoo πŸ™‚ You should take Vinnie to Warsaw zoo in the spring, he will have a blast. We took BB#2 to our city zoo a few weeks ago and he enjoyed it.

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