Christmastime has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share some pictures, right? As it usually gets around the holidays, I had so much other stuff on my mind that I didn’t think of posting earlier. Buying presents, eating gingerbread cookies, watching Christmas movies. The real important things, you know.
Anyways, thought I needed to share how my lovely city looks during the holiday season.
In Budapest there are a few markets. They aren’t anything big, but they are cozy and aren’t exhausting to walk around. The main market is at Vörösmarty tér. There is also a stretch of booths running down a shopping street from Deák tér (the main square in Budapest) to Vörösmarty tér.
Some pictures of Vörösmarty tér at night:
Another market in Budapest is the one at St. Stephan’s Basilica. They even have a cute little skating rink with the fake plastic ice. Again, the market isn’t that big, but I think it’s less stressful this way. The Basilica is only a few blocks away from Deák tér and Vörösmarty tér so it was easy to hit up both of the markets at the same time.
The walk from the markets to my apartment is not very long. The weather in Budapest in mid-December was lovely, a light winter jacket worked well! Plus with all the pretty Christmas lights, how could I not choose to take the long way home? Besides the Christmas lights, this is the “shopping” street. It’s like Budapest’s Michigan Avenue, but not quite the same 😉 All of the expensive name brand stores are on this street, like Burberry and Louis Vuitton. So it is always fun (at least I think it is) to window shop and look at all of the pretty things I can’t afford.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. 🙂 I am going to post soon about my Hungarian Christmas, that I spent with my hockey teammate in her town Győr.