Budapest

Budapest was the best. And I am not only saying that because it rhymes.

It was probably my favourite new city that I visited in 2014. It’s been on the wish list for a while but I haven’t gotten around to checking it out. I’d kind of been saving it for the right time and the right company.

A group of friends from Canada and I decided to meet up in Budapest for a long weekend. Even though it was the middle of October, we were blessed the most stunning summer-like weather. I actually spent some time getting my tan on!

Budapest St. Stephen's Basilica Budapest Danube FountainSo here are some quick reasons why Budapest is so awesome: 1) It has every single type of architecture you may be into – baroque, neoclassical, Secessionist – you name it! 2) It is two cities in one, split by the mighty Danube in the middle 3) The city has a rich history and you don’t have to dig deep to see it 4) The thermal baths 5) Ain’t no night out like the parties in Budapest’s ruin bars.

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24 Hours in Dublin

When two travel bloggers go on a trip, you better expect something like this.
Co-authored by Anne Steinbach 

If you are a student with innate wanderlust, you take opportunity of every free weekend. Naturally when studying in London, going to Ireland is a must especially when 1) It’s only an hour away by plane, 2) RyanAir and Aer Lingus offer competitive flight deals, and 3) Guinness tastes better at its source.

So, we found a free weekend in November and hopped over to the land of leprechauns.

Our first stop was the cute capital city of Dublin. More pints of Guinness are poured annually in Dublin than anywhere else in the world. From street performers on Grafton Street to Gaelic football fanatics, Dublin is brimming with all kinds of quirky characters. In all honesty, 24 hours is probably not enough to get a full flavour of the city, but we tried and this is how we did it.

Dublin

7 am Getting from the airport to the city

Hop on the convenient 747 bus that runs regularly between the airport and the city. Costing £6 one way for students, the bus has several drop off options in the city. But, make sure you press the stop button ahead of time because our bus driver just sped past our stop. Luckily, Dublin isn’t too big so it was easy for us to just cover the distance on foot. Continue reading