Budapesting Around

Visiting the same place twice in the same year doesn't happen very often with me. In fact just visiting the same place twice isn't a common feat for me, except for those I have roots or a special connection with (like studying Chinese for 4/5 years).

Note: all photos in this post were edited on the go from my smartphone through VSCOcam - as I'm still testing the app and the best workflow for certain event coverage conditions.

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Walking along the Budapest riverside - Pest side.

Walking along the Budapest riverside - Pest side.

Crossing a bridge to fancy Buda town

Crossing a bridge to fancy Buda town

So why Budapest? I don't really know myself. It did feel like I missed out on a lot of things last time - and I had - on top of being weirdly attracted to a place I know nothing about. I found myself enjoying wandering about an anonymous European city. 

"Anonymous" for me at first because I'm used to knowing quite a lot about the places I visit, one way or another. But I believe Budapest has now its own vibe, feel and set of images in my head. A mix of super cool bars and nightlife, baths and riverside, inner courts and food fests.

More riverside walks, this time in colour and by the tram railway

More riverside walks, this time in colour and by the tram railway

View of the Danube on an early winter night while a eerie fog set in

View of the Danube on an early winter night while a eerie fog set in

The Hungarian Parliament glowing in the distance

The Hungarian Parliament glowing in the distance

Lamps all the way to the top

Lamps all the way to the top

A view of the Library from the bridge

A view of the Library from the bridge

That eerie fog again, around the Hungarian capital's main library

That eerie fog again, around the Hungarian capital's main library

Having a good friend living there is also a good source of motivation. The opportunity to recount experiences and choices with someone sharing similar values or goals always provides great insights into the path that your life is taking.

And now a few more photos to finish this post: