Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Budapest


I'm kind of confused about feelings to Budapest, I've almost forgot that I was there before I was in London and Prague, and it's only four months ago. Budapest  certainly doesn't deserve that.
The fourth time in Budapest and I still don't have right attitude to this city. It's beautiful, that's not questionable, I am thrilled with it's bridges, squares, particularly with the older part of the city Buda, but still there's a kind of a mess in my head. OMG  I'm stuck with Budapest. Well, let's start with the facts, maybe that will open my mind.

Budapest  is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, as one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is the Hungarian political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center. Budapest has 1.74 million inhabitants.
Budapest became a single city with its unification of Buda or Obuda on the west bank of the river Danube with Pest on the east bank of Danube on 17 November 1873. The history of Budapest began with Aquincum, originally a Celtic settlement that became the Roman capital of Pannonia Inferior. Hungarians arrived in the territory in the 9th century.
Their first settlement was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. The re-established town became one of the centers of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. Following the Battle of Mohacs and nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule, the region entered a new age of prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries, and Budapest became a global city after its unification in 1873. It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I.

This was in short about the history of Budapest, and I think that's enough. I took it all from Wikipedia. Long live Wikipedia!








To be continued.....

Monday, 26 January 2015

Prague - Happy New Year



This was the sixth visit to Prague and since I've already written a lot about this beautiful city in my previous posts, I have nothing particular to add. I will keep coming back here because I love it and I consider it one of the most beautiful European cities. This time it was the first visit for the New Year and for the first time I saw how it looks like dressed in winter. Wonderful! As we did in London, we passed trough the known paths of Prague. I don't have anything new to say except that I enjoyed every moment I shared with Prague and my friends.
Enjoy the pictures!


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Chritmas in London


I fell in love with London a long time ago. But the first opportunity to visit this city I got far back in 2003.
Since I didn't have much time to explore the city then, and when you're in London there's always a lack of time, ten years later in 2013 I came back but this time it in the summer. O God, how I enjoyed in long walks through the city, through the beautiful parks of London and of course in Camden Town, to me, the most charming part of London. That summer the city completely won over me and I decided, just a year later, to go there again. I did it, but this time, at the most beautiful time of all Christmas time.
I don't have much to add, as I told previously we followed the "old paths" and enjoyed London on a completely different way. Beautiful new experience of the city we already knew. I love London even more now and I'm sure I'll be back!