Christmas in Budapest & Vienna🎄🇭🇺

By Isabelle Lydon, Eotvos Lorand University Budapest, Hungary

I’m writing this as Christmas break comes to an end. Coming home from being abroad has been hectic to say the least – trying to catch up with friends, family and just the Christmas period in general has been crazy! However, I thought I’d do a little recap of my Christmas experience in Budapest. 

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My First Week in Budapest🇭🇺

FYI: these are all my personal opinions and experiences!

By Isabelle Lydon, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

I began my first week in Budapest feeling extremely nervous yet excited. Luckily my first week did not just consist of apartment hunting – my parents and I made sure we did loads of sight-seeing as well. On our first day we just walked around the city to get our bearings. One thing you should know about Budapest is that it’s actually quite a big city. I should probably mention as some people don’t actually know that the city is split into two parts by the river Danube – Buda and Pest. I would say that Pest is much more touristy and where a lot of the shops and nightlife is. Buda is much more rural and quieter. As ELTE is in Pest, this is where I am living. 

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