August 2011 (I also returned a year later for the Turkish outdoor baths in the snow)
From Vienna, with no sleep, having been out drinking all night, I went straight to Budapest. Probably the most fun I’ve had in awhile since Hamburg, but it was here I experienced my first full blown hangover. I kid you not, I could barely move my head the whole day in fear of nausea and throwing up. They had bars that had open space for dancing, and it seemed like a little festival. I had an amazing time, and much more than I should’ve drank. The national drink is Pálinka, and one will probably have to down a few shots of that if you’re with a local. I really only got to walk around during the night since I was so hungover. I did get to return a year later to enjoy their outdoor Turkish baths in the snow. That was really nice, as freezing as it was outdoors. I also had goulash, which is a much have. The city is rather grey and less colorful, but the people are friendly, and the food is great and cheap.
This thing had boobies
Oh, hey now
Outdoor bar/club area
One of my favorite bands. Rammstein was the reason why I started learning German, the history and culture, and eventually study abroad in Germany for a year. I got to see them when they came back for their first tour in the U.S. after a decade.