Travel Guide to Budapest (Accommodation, Restraurants, Must visit places)

 

Hello everyone! I’m finally on my way back from Budapest and I can’t wait to be back home and hug my boyfriend. Of course, I’m writing this post because I want to tell you more about my trip to Budapest: What I would recommend to visit, where we lived and so on…

Well, if you’re planning to go to Budapest I would say that 3-4 days is totally enough to see everything there! However, we wanted a direct flight and that’s why we spent 6 days here which was a little bit too long for us. I travelled here with my parents because they have a tradition to spend mom’s birthday in a foreign country (usually a big city) They have already visited Barcelona, Paris, Rome, New York, Nice and now they chose to travel to Budapest and I decided to join them!

 

 

Talking about Budapest, in general, I would say that it’s definitely worth visiting! Budapest’s old town is huge with a lot of wide streets, an active nightlife, many amazing restaurants and magnificent buildings. When I was flying there I thought it would be just a big old-fashioned city with restaurants full of goulash soup and other Slavic dishes. Buuuuut, I really changed my mind when I saw a city full of Vegan restaurants, Instagramable coffee shops and a huge amount of young people.

 

 

ACCOMADATION

 

As soon as we needed a place to live for three people the best decision for us was to rent an Airbnb apartment, because in a hotel you have to take another room for a third person and it costs a lot… I have chosen unique old town apartment with really high ceilings and two separate rooms for me and my parents. You can find a link to our apartment – here . The apartment wasn’t really luxurious or amazing but it was clean and okey for us because we didn’t spend a lot of time at home!  

Also, if you’re planning any trip for your summer I would definitely recommend to search for a place to live through Airbnb, because here you can find cheap apartment in a great location or really unique interior! I have already found apartments for four of my trips in this platform and I loved it! And Of Course, SIGN IN TO WWW.AIRBNB.COM THROUGH THIS LINK : www.airbnb.com/c/kamiled53 AND YOU WILL GET 30 EUROS DISCOUNT FOR YOU FIRST TRIP! (if you already have an account you can sign in with your mom’s, friend’s or boyfriend email and get a discount!)

 

MUST VISIT PLACES

 

As soon as we had six days in Budapest we have visited all of the must visit places here, but my favourites were these:

  • Parliament of Budapest – It looks amazing in a daytime, but it looks even more insane at night! So, I would definitely recommend to go on a boat ride and see all the most beautiful buildings from Danube river at night! You can just go by the river in the evening and buy a ticket for ~10 euros in any ship which offers a night tour in Danube river! BUT don’t go to a ship with 2-3 hours dinner and a piano concert, because we paid 95 euros per person for this and the food was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  

 

  • Szechenyi & Gellert Thermal Baths – Budapest is famous for its huge thermal baths and we also decided to visit them! Well, from my Instagram photos you can think that “wow, it looks so beautiful” Well, yes, the buildings are beautiful but all the changing rooms and customer service was terrible there (If you’re a Lithuanian, imagine “Linas” swimming pool  in Palanga these days, so yes, the changing rooms and all the inside of this building looks exactly the same) So if you a real fan of clean and hygienic places, prepare yourself for it. Also, when you go there don’t forget to take slippers and your own towel, because otherwise you will have to pay to rent i

 

 

 

  • Fisherman’s village and Buda castle – These two are located on the top of the hill, to go there you can just climb a mountain on foot through the street or you can take a funicular to go to the top! I don’t actually have much to say about these attractions because we saw them just from the outside, but I would say that it’s definitely worth to visit them because they look really interesting and unique!

 

RESTAURANTS

Honestly, I was kind of surprised of how many good and different restaurants you can find in Budapest! That’s why we tried a different restaurant with my parents every day and these were our favourites:

 

  • Vintage Garden – Amazing interior & food! We ate our breakfast here and we really liked it so we decided to come back for dinner and it was amazing too!!! It was really surprising for me because you can’t usually find good food in an instagramable places like this one, but in this restaurant everything was AMAZING! Highly recommend!!! (The link of this place – here)

 

  • New York Café – It was definitely the most beautiful café I have ever seen! The food was REALLY pricy there and not that good, but I would still really recommend to visit this place just for a cup of coffee and enjoy the magnificent interior! Also, don’t forget to book a table online, overwise you will stand in line for ~30 minutes. (The link of this place – here )

 

  • Cirkusz – A really popular place for breakfast because they have a huge menu full of different options for you breakfast, they serve breakfast food all day, the food is really tasty and the prices are really low! For ex. A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice cost only 1 euro! (The link of this place is here )

 

 

Well, I believe that’s all from me today, I hope these recommendations will help you while exploring Budapest and if you have any questions contact me through intagram Direct messages!

Travel Guide to Milan (must visit places, accommodation, cafes & etc.)

Hello everyone! I know It has been a while since I got back from Milan, but I still want to share with you my experience in this amazing city of Italy! Even though I’ve visited Italy for more than six times in my life I’ve never been in Milan before! Many people where saying that Milan is boring, it’s only one street and you won’t have anything to do there, but for us 3 days passed by like one and we loved this city! Maybe it is because I love Italy and I always like it, but this trip was super fun! Of course, if you’re planning to visit Milan for 4-5 days I would highly recommend to get train tickets and go to Como city, because it is really unique and beautiful too!

 

 

Accommodation 

During our stay in Milan we lived in an apartments from Aribnb ( https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2718812The main reasons we loved this place was perfect location, reasonable price & espresso machine next to my bed!!! Talking about location it was 9 minutes walk from Duomo cathedral, it has a huge amount of cute cafes & restaurants next to it and it is really near metro station (we used it for transfer to the airport). The apartments itself were cute and comfortable, but the two best things it had was espresso machine next to our bed and a normal iron which always helps when your clothes are looking terrible after the flight!

 

 

 

IMPORTANT!!! If you’re planning a trip for your spring or summer holidays don’t forget to check accommodation in that place through www.airbnb.com website!!! There you can find crazily cheap, unique interior & perfectly located apartments! And The Most Important  if you’re using www.airbnb.com for the first time register through this link:  www.airbnb.com/c/kamiled53   and you will get 30 EUROS discount for your first trip!!!!

 

Places to eat 

The best places for eating we found really near to our home, because all the spots near to the Duomo Cathedral were really touristic, overpriced and we didn’t like them at all.

1. For breakfast I would definitely recommend “Gelateria Toldo Di Cipriano” this place was in front of our home and we ate here two times in the morning! In this cafe you can find many types of croissants (my favourite was with pistachio cream) & a perfect Italian coffee!

 

 

 

2.For a perfect Italian pizza & a really warm Italian service I would recommend “Taverna Del Borgo Antico” we accidentally found this place next to our home and we loved it!! We ate there two times and it was amazing!

 

 

3. For a perfect Italian ice cream I would recommend this luxurious cafe “Cioccolatitaliani” they make amazing gelato icecream and serve it in a really beautiful way!

 

 

4. For an Aprerol Spritz coctail with extraordinary view I would recommend to visit “Terrazza Aperol” I don’t know about the food in this place, but the view and coctails was great. Even though it cost 12 euros it was worth it!

 

 

 

Must visit places 

Of course, everyone knows that the most adorable & visited place is “Duomo Cathedral” and it’s actually really beautiful! We bought tickets which cost 12 euros (no discounts for students:/) and went to explore this amazing place from above! The view was great and we were really happy being able to see all this architectural miracle from closer!

 

 

All the historical places we have visited:

  • Duomo cathedral
  • Parco Sempione
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Arco della Pace

 

 

 

I hope this post was helpful for you and you will have the best time exploring this beautiful city of italy! If you have any questions about it don’t hesitate and write for me through your instagram, I always reply to everyone!

 

 

Instagramable cafes & places in London

 

  1. Elan cafe – A PINK HEAVEN! This place is super stylish, full of pink colours & walls with roses! Talking about the food they serve a lot of different kind of sweets, but you can also eat brunch or lunch here! I personally tried waffles and I loved them! (You can;t book a table here, so if you will decide to visit this place on weekend, prepare to stand in a row for ~10 minutes)

2. Hyatt Regency London (The Churchill) – This place is famous for its beautiful terrace with cozy fur & snowy decorations! It is a little bit pricey, but you can go here to have a cup of coffee or enjoy chocolate fondue!

 

 

 

3.Victoria and Albert museum – It is not only the most beautiful free museum I’ve ever seen, but it also has an amazing Balenciaga exhibition going on right now! It will end soon, but you can check for other exhibitions here and visit it anyways! (I have read that many London bloggers go to this museum to take their outfit photos, because there is a lot of marble walls and beautiful stairs!)

 

 

4. Sketch (The galerry) – I haven’t tried this place yet, because it was fully booked on the time I was in London, but I will definitely come back here next time!! I have seen this restaurant in many instagram photos and I believe it is perfect for instagram lovers! (Don’t forget to book a table before visiting this restaurant!!!)

 

 

6. The Bronte London – A perfect place for brunch or lunch full of pink decorations!

 

Welcome to London

Hello everyone! If you watch my insta stories you probably saw that on Thursday evening I landed in London! Even though it is the fourth time I’m in London, I still can’t wait to enjoy this city and explore all stylish and instagramable places in this huge city!

 

 

Well, yesterday was the first day while I’m in London and I’ve done a lot of things already! In the morning I meet up with well known Lithuanian blogger @gabrielegz, we ate brunch in a really cute and stylish place called:  “Bronte”. I won’t say that it was really tasty, but the interior was definitely worth seeing! After our brunch we went to Soho area and tried to find some cool vintage shops, but sadly the clothes was really overpriced or accessories were from a random chinese internet shop… Anyway, after a looong afternoon of photoshoots and shopping with Gabby I left her and meet up with my cousin after her school. We suppose to go shopping a lot, but I was smart enough to wear uncomfortable heels and my feet were dying…(((: So, after a few hours of harmful shopping we just decided to go home and continue it tomorrow!

 

 

 

Trousers / Stradivarius

Shoes / Mango

Sunglasses / Bersha 

Sweater / Stradivarius

Handbag / Zara

Two days in Copenhagen

Hey everyone! As you probably might have seen from my instagram photos already, a few days ago I got back from amazing three day trip to Copenhagen! First of all, you might be interested why we even decided to go to this city..? The main reason is because on August they had the sale on Ryanair and I found tickets to Copenhagen and back for 30 euros per person (craaaazy price) When I asked my boyfriend if we should go to explore one more city as a little pre-celebration for my birthday, he definitely agreed! So, as you know we are both students with a really limited budget and we decided to go to one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but for our 2,5 day trip we spent only 150 euros each! So, today I will tell you more what we did in this city, why it’s worth visiting and how we done it so cheap!

 

 

FLIGHT

As I have mentioned before the tickets were really cheap and the flight was super short!! (only 1:10 h) Also, the great thing about traveling to Copenhagen is that the transport connections are developed very well and under the airport there is a metro station, so you can get to the city center in 10 minutes just for 5 euros!

 

ACCOMMODATION

It was our first time living somewhere through www.airbnb.com and we loved it! We lived with a host which was really friendly and even helped us to know more about Copenhagen! For the price of 64 euros per night we got a private room with a comfortable bed and great location (15min to the city center) and when you check the prices of hotels in this city you understand that it is a really great deal! 😀

 

If you decide to go to Copenhagen I highly recommend to stay here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21376421?eal_exp=1512100099&eal_sig=4e3ef3a35e03ccd07937a5978d1b5c5b259e5f930ed59e9d84dd5fc06dfe32ac&eal_uid=154468798&eluid=0&euid=e9912693-8eb2-c64a-61f7-f446901a1ac7

 

 

FOOD

We haven’t tried any specific Danish dishes or something like this, but we visited a few places which I really liked and want you to know:

1.Paper Island – it’s a little island with a huge hangar in which you can find food for any kind of taste! (It is the same like “Open kitchen” in Vilnius) Here you can find a looot of different food: burgers, Korean food, crepes, Mexican food, cheesecakes and so on…! This place is in the list of must visit places in Copenhagen so we planned to visit it and we really liked it! We ate Moroccan food, because we wanted to try something new and unique! We tried a dish consisted of: Moroccan bread, mozzarella, avocado and meat. It was really tasty and filling, so I definitely recommend to try it, especially if your boyfriend likes to eat a lot 😀

 

2.Espresso house – one of the coziest places I’ve ever been! It is a really cute cafe in the center of Copenhagen (near by Nyhavn) I won’t say that coffee or food was amazing there, but I really liked the cinnamon roll, atmosphere and the interior of this place! Definitely recommend to go there for a cup of coffee when you want to have a break while exploring this amazing city! (Website: https://dk.espressohouse.com/)

 

 

 

 

3.Granola – really old and instagram friendly cafe! We ate brunch here and we really liked the food and the view around us! But I would recommend to choose this place only if you’re planning to sit and eat outside, because just then you can feel that great vibe of calm and clean Copenhagen streets! (Their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/218654807/granola/)

 

 

4.Mad & Kaffe and Cafe No11 – I haven’t got the chance to visit these two places, but if you like stylish and blogger friendly places, you will love it! Also, Mad&Kaffe is at the top of best places to eat brunch in Copenhagen, because there you can pay a fixed prince and choose three different types of food! It is also very busy, so try to pick off-peak hours so you don’t have to wait in line. (Mad&Kaffe – https://www.instagram.com/madogkaffe/?hl=da  ; Cafe No11 – https://www.instagram.com/cafe.no.11/)

 

                                                                                                       (This photo is not mine)

 

 

MUST VISIT PLACES:

1.Nyhavn – All these photos of colorful houses and fishing boats are made there, and it’s definitely the most visited place in this city! I can just add that this place is really spectacular and it’s worth seeing at least once in a lifetime!

 

 

 

2. Rosenborg castle – a really powerful looking castle with a beautiful garden! We saw this castle only from the outside, but we really liked it! I googled some photos and I saw that the inside is even more spectacular! So, if you have time and money, you should definitely go and see all these luxurious rooms of this castle.

 

3.Tivoli gardens – One of the most visited places in Copenhagen! And you know the best thing? We got there for free!! The funny story is that I was trying to take a picture of the entrance of this park and when I released that no one is looking at me, because there was a lot of people around us, I just started moving forward and we were in. Even though, we got there for free, the park haven’t left any kind of big impression for me… I wouldn’t recommend to pay money to go there, but you can try and do it for free:D (The most important thing: There is amazing fireworks every Saturday, so if you will be in Copenhagen on this day make sure to see them!!!)

 

 

Well, as you probably have noticed we don’t really like visiting museums or churches and doing all this touristic stuff, but we always try to explore the city and feel like locals! We love to walk around, observe people and eat in unique places! So I hope my honest advices will help you to see this beautiful city in a best way!

 

 

How to travel on a budget

If you’re following me on instagram for a long time, you probably have already noticed that traveling is a big part of my life! Well, yes, maybe I travel not so often, because I’ve just finished school and now I have to study at my university, but I’m trying to use every holiday for traveling and I can asure you that next year I will travel way more often! This year I have set a goal for myself to visit at least five different countries and you know what? I made it!!! This year I visited France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and one more trip is coming up in a few weeks, so I can’t wait to explore one more spectacular city this year! Moving on, in 2018 I will set a goal for myself to visit 7 different countries in one year! Can you imagine how big this number is? But yes, I want to travel as much as I can and explore even more exotic countries in Asia or South America, because I’ve never been there!

 

Of course, I’m a student now and traveling is quite expensive leisure time activity. That’s why I decided to write this post and give you some tips how I afford traveling as a student and what are the cheapest ways to do it!

 

 

  1. Travel between January and March.  

Yes, these months are the cheapest to travel and you can find plane tickets to other Europe cities for an unbelievable prices! So, don’t hesitate and go buy tickets for your next adventure! ( If you don’t really know where you want to travel you can use www.skyscanner.net because it has that function “Anywhere” and like this you can see where you can travel for the lowest price!)

 

 

 

2. Buy plane tickets approximately 60 days before your flight.

It is said that plane tickets are always cheaper 2-3 months before the flight and some researchers even claim that the best time to buy tickets is on Tuesday, between 11-13 hour, because this is the time when all the airlines make changes in their websites and you can find tickets for a great price!

 

3. Rent a shared apartment instead of booking a room in hotel.

If you’re interested in traveling you probably know this amazing website: https://www.airbnb.com/ ! It is basically a website where you can rent a flat or apartment from people living in the city you want to travel! Of course, in this website you can chose either you want to have all the flat for yourself or it’s okey for you to have just your own room and live together with the host. So, two biggest advantages of choosing “airbnb” instead of a hotel is: it is way cheaper & you can find flat with incredible interior and view, especially in Paris!

THE BEST THING: Register to this website through this link: www.airbnb.com/c/kamiled53  and you will get 25 euros discount for your first room!!!

 

 

 

 

4. Bring some snacks from your home country & cook at home.

Well, it might sound not so cool, but we all know that restaurants & cafes are usually really pricey, especially in big cities… So, if you want to save some money and eat tasty food, try to cook at your apartment! Talking about my personal experience, when I travel I always try to choose one meal per day which I will eat in a restaurant, because I love exploring unique restaurants and cafes, but all the other food I buy from the shop and cook something! (For example, if I really want to try traditional Italian spaghetti in a restaurant which costs a lot, I will eat my breakfast at home, make some sandwiches or salads to eat for lunch and when treat myself with a huge plate of spaghetti in great Italian restaurant!)

Talking about the snacks, I always take some snacks from my home country when I’m traveling! If you know that you’re going to spend all day exploring the city it’s really smart to have some nuts, dried fruits or healthy bar in your bag! Bringing your favourite snacks to your trip will not only save you money, but also will ensure that you won’t be hungry!

 

 

 

5. Search for free entrance museums or student discounts

Sometimes you can spend a huge amount of money for entrance to museums, churches or art galleries… But you can easily avoid it by doing some research about places you want to visit and buying tickets online! For example, many people don’t even know, but Louvre museum has a free entrance with student card or many other places is free on a few days in a week! So, nobody will tell you it’s free, that’s why you have to make your own research about it!

 

Well, I hope these little tips will help you to spend less money while traveling and It will help you to travel even more! If you have any questions or suggestions for my future posts please don’t hesitate and leave them in a comment section bellow!