We left Prague in Czech Republic for Budapest, Hungary via Vienna, Austria. We had a really long stopover in Vienna and while we were there is when we received the sucky news that one of our friends who was to join us on the Eurotrip had been denied a visa. C’est la vie. Traveling with an African passport is never easy. Everyone assumes you are trying to run to their country and disappear. To while the time away and to lift up our spirits, we decided to shop a bit on mariahilferstrasse. We bought the most amazing bright colored one-size-fits-all leggings, which we later came to realize did not fit anyone. Well played you cheeky shop!
We finally left Vienna for Budapest in the evening. We met the friendliest girl on the train who told us about Bazar hostel in Budapest. She highly recommended it. On a whim, we cancelled the booking we had for another hostel in Budapest. I will take people’s recommendations any day over places I simply found online. We were not disappointed when we finally got to the place. We slept almost immediately as soon as we got to the hostel – too many countries, too few days.
The following day we planned to go sightseeing, but we ended up missing the tour – something about the tour not running on African time…We did however go to the market and I bought the loveliest bracelet there. We napped a bit and in the evening we went out to Bazar club. While we were there, the BARacuda met a really nice religious guy who bought us all lots of shots. He convinced us to go to Szimpla (convinced….I love how I try to sound like much effort was needed.) Szimpla at the time had been voted as the 3rd best bar in the world. Szimpla Kert is a ruin pub, and a ruin pub is an old house turned into a bar/club/pub. We had lots of drinks there – the atmosphere was wonderful. We met some Portuguese guys there, did some drinking chants “We are Spartans! Ahuuuuu!” and finally got home at 5am. In short, a pretty typical night by our Eurotripping standards:-). We ended up missing our morning train to Bratislava, Slovakia and left at 11am.