Setting out on a journey to a different country is always thrilling even if tiring, especially when it involves many different modes of transport.
Journey starts with a train ride
The journey from London to Budapest meant leaving Guildford early in the morning to catch the train to Waterloo, then the tube to Covent Garden. After a workout and brunch event at Pineapple Studios, it was time to head off on the next adventure – a journey to Budapest involving another tube ride, overground railway, shuttle bus, plane and another shuttle bus. I then was delivered to the city of Budapest but quite a way from Erzsébetváros district. A final journey on Budapest’s subway and I was at my destination, the Origo Guesthouse.
I was very happy to find my the guesthouse was right in the centre of Budapest, though I didn’t find it by myself. There was no sign at street level, but a quick phone call and the staff were very helpful and someone came to fetch me from the street and escort me upstairs (and carry my bag) where I found this gorgeous courtyard. The guesthouse is freshly refurbished and though very basic, it is inexpensive and central with free wifi. I’d happily stay there again.
Journey ends with a meal
Enquiring at the reception desk where I could find a vegan meal, I was directed to a vegetarian restaurant about 15 minutes’ walk away. Dumping my bag, I headed back to the street and deliberately turned the opposite way to the directions given to me – it’s all an adventure, right? I only walked a couple of blocks when I found the Stifler Sports Bar – an American diner of sorts and they said they could make me a vegan burrito. Score! I fell upon it with gusto, then it was back to the Origo for a good night’s sleep before exploring the city next day.
More about Budapest in a coming article.