Budapest is one of the more hidden secrets of Europe. It has wonderful architecture, delicious food (and especially desserts) and a bustling culture of a city that never sleeps.
The Chain Bridge, that connects the aristocratic Buda with the more populous Pest, is truly stunning at night. CNN wrote an an interesting story, a tale of two cities, about Buda and Pest a few years ago. Worth checking out.
Chique Buarque, a famous Brazilian composer, singer and writer, mused:
“O Danúbio, pensei, era o Danúbio mas não era azul, era amarelo, a cidade toda era amarela, os telhados, o asfalto, os parques, engraçado isso, uma cidade amarela, eu pensava que Budapeste fosse cinzenta, mas Budapeste era amarela.”
“The Danube, I thought, it was the Danube, but the Danube wasn’t blue, it was yellow, the entire city was yellow, the roofs, the asphalt, the parks. A funny thing, a yellow city. I use to think that Budapest will be gray but Budapest was yellow”