Iâ€™m a big fan of the shower. Wherever I go, itâ€™s on my priorities list. In this case, wouldnâ€™t I praise an awesome bath? Out of all the attractions, the ancient ruins, and the grand architecture – I will definitely go with the bath. Budapest lies on more than 120 thermal springs. There are so many hot-spring spas, naming them all isnâ€™t possible. Each of them serves a unique purpose to their guests.
Let me describe things from the beginning. I chose Aria Hotel for my stay in Budapest. I was delighted by the warm welcome. Wouldnâ€™t you be happy to collect a Bottle of Champagne and a 2 for 1 voucher for Spa as welcome treats? Indefinitely, I was. And the most important entity to remember; it is a music themed hotel. A musician is dedicated to each and every room.
For breakfast, I wanted to taste some local foods. Before main meal, I was offered a soup. â€śGulyĂˇsâ€ť also known as â€śGoulashâ€ť is a world-famous Hungarian traditional soup. Itâ€™s a combined meal of meat stews accompanied with noodles and vegetables and seasoned with paprika and few delish spices. That dish was simply superb! As the main dish, I had â€śPĂ¶rkĂ¶ltsâ€ť. A ragout made from mutton with onions and the legendary Hungarian paprika powder.
Budapest is one of the very few places where you can have the traditional Turkish baths. â€śSzĂ©chenyi Bathsâ€ť has 15 natural spring-fed thermal pools. Itâ€™s one of Europeâ€™s largest public baths and also the biggest medicinal bath as well. Since my trip was in summer, I was advised to bring two towels (not provided – can be bought in the lobby), flip-flops, a bottle of water and some sunscreen. Swimsuits are mandatory and swim caps are required too. Each pool has different temperatures. In between baths, I had showers to cool down myself. A cafeteria is also in place, where you can buy some snacks and sandwiches.
I spend three days on baths, as I badly wanted to relax my mind and revive my body from aches. Once I was resurrected from pains, on the 4th day morning I went on â€śBudapest Segway Sightseeing Tourâ€ť. It was one of the coolest ways to see the city. The guide had incredible knowledge about the city – I admired his love towards his motherland. I went on the 3-hour tour and it turned out to be my one of the best sightseeing experience so far.
â€śFisherman’s Bastionâ€ť was my final destination. If any of you want to visit this place, remember – a camera is mandatory. If not youâ€™ll regret those sensational moments.Â The architectures were brilliant and breathtaking. Watching the sun setting and then the city lighting up in the dark were some precious memories to uphold. Thereâ€™s more to check-out in Budapest. Iâ€™ve skipped few places but, I will return with another article.
As come the conclusion, let me thank again my travel buddies at â€śTravel Center UKâ€ť. Their dedication towards our needs is superb! Good job guys, I will definitely recommend you to my traveller friends – itâ€™s a promise!