Blogging time! I’m so happy that I finally managed to issue a residence VISA in Hungary for one year and to be honest, it wasn’t hard at all. That means that I can stay and travel anywhere in Europe until the end of December 2014 so I can settle a bit in one place and focus more on improving my business in the beautiful Budapest. I enjoy travelling a lot, However, it’s really hard to concentrate on my business when I’m in a different country every 3 months so I decided to take a break, at least until June, when I’ll probably go to somewhere on the beach, or maybe not, I heard that Budapest is THE city to spend the summer in, it’s filled with parties and festivals from mid March till September, so in another thought, maybe I’ll stay.
I’m writing this post from the comfort of my home (parent’s house) in Israel, it’s always exciting to go back and see my loving family and amazing friends, besides, it’s 28 degrees here! I can only dream of that now in Budapest.
Hopefully I’ll start updating this website more often for the handful of people who reads my posts.
If you’re one of those people reading my updates feel free to drop me a message anytime, especially if you’re visiting Budapest in the near future.
Szia, I’ve been in Budapest for a couple of months now and I just figured I’ll share my experience here. I remember one of the first things that I noticed when I first came here is that people were very friendly and women were really beautiful. I was staying at the Buda side first which is much more clean and fancy than the Pest side, yet most of the nightlife and cool places here are located in the Pest side. Having lived most of my time here in Pest side there are two things that I noticed the most, amazingly beautiful buildings, and piss in every corner – it seems like it’s an acceptable habit here to simply pee wherever you want – strange habit.
I also noticed that even though I’m still in east Europe, Budapest is relatively modern and reminds me more of Germany than Bulgaria/Romania – considering public transportation and condition of public locations.
Language here by far is the weirdest I’ve ever heard, I’m not even trying to learn new words because even the simple words like “Cheers” sound so complicated – fortunately you can communicate in English almost everywhere.
Nightlife here is simply fantastic, ranging from the alternative hippie Berlin-style places to the neat-looking luxury expensive places – so whatever your taste is, you’re going to find it here for sure.
Bottom line, I’m enjoying every moment here and I’ll do my best to stay for a while and hopefully write some more about it.
After living for one month in Varna, I decided that I must visit the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, so I took the bus from Varna to Sofia – the trip took around 6 hours including 1 stop – pretty exhausting but it’s all worth it. Sofia reminds me more of Bucharest, it’s much bigger than Varna and has different kinds of people – I was really amazed to see so many Arab stores next to my hotel with Arabic posters on them – the Arab community is clearly noticeable here – I know that many people immigrated from Syria here because of what’s going on there nowadays. besides – there’s a big mosque in the city center and that shows how many Muslims are actually there.
The city center here is definitely much more modern and fancy than the one in Bucharest – the buildings are really beautiful and in a good shape even though they’re old. I felt that people in Sofia spoke much better English than the ones in Varna, from what I understood that English speakers usually leave to bigger cities like Sofia or outside the country like some of my Bulgarian friends in west Europe.
You can’t help but feel an amazingly relaxing atmosphere in the city center around all the well designed cafes which is really addictive. I spent there most of my time hanging out with some awesome people that I met online.
Nightlife here is magical! I went to a club called “Bedroom” which has a spectacular design and great music and I spend quality time there with a person that I really adore which made it an unforgettable night.
Another place worth visiting is the bar on the 9th floor of the Sense hotel. it’s a luxury place in the old city center with beautiful view over the city – a perfect place for a glass of wine and a romantic night.
I had a really great time in Sofia, so great that I’d probably come back to take another bite of this beautiful city and the lovely people of it.