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 🙂
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 🙂
We took the train to see Hungary’s countrside:
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 🙂
The Gundel restaurant has been one of the most famous restaurant in Hungary for more than a century. However only few people know, that Károly 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:
They even make a coconut ball look exotic 🙂
I had some baked cheesecake 🙂
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.
First we took this bus around the zoo, because it started raining.
You could pet kangaroos 🙂 We only looked at them 🙂
The butterfly house was very exciting 🙂
At the zoo even the plant pots have lions on them 🙂
BB#1 with the piranhas 🙂
I never knew a brown bear was this huge!
This is how big the heart of a Blue whale is!
And we ended the day at Starbucks 🙂
The zoo is huge! So we only saw like half of it, so we will have to go back 🙂