A Week in Budapest and London

Over the February holidays, I took a week of vacation to Budapest and London, both places I have been before. My friend Rashida and I took advantage of the February low-season prices, scored a ridiculously cheap airline ticket and an excellently-located AirBnb (click here for a discount off your first stay) near the Basilica, and enjoyed 4 days in the Hungarian capital. Rashida is a huge … Continue reading A Week in Budapest and London

Budapest, Hungary

I have a confession to make: Budapest was never really on my radar as a European destination until George Ezra’s hit song, Budapest, became mainstream. But, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s best-kept secrets, and I had a perfect three days exploring the city. Better yet, Budapest is a budget destination. There are a lot of opportunities to experience the best parts of Hungarian culture without breaking the … Continue reading Budapest, Hungary

Grieving and Healing at Szechnyi Baths

I arrived in Budapest on Monday afternoon with approximately 24 hours to spend on my own. This was the first time, I realized, that I had really been alone since learning of my grandfather’s death only five days prior. A week later, the tears come suddenly, when I least expect them– usually when I am alone, in my bed at the end of the day. … Continue reading Grieving and Healing at Szechnyi Baths