All I knew about Budapest prior to our visit was that it was in Hungary, and that it had been under communist rule. And I had heard something about goulash...
Budapest (which is actually made up of two cities, Buda and Pest) really surprised me. Until our visit, I had no idea that it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The Parliament Building on the river Danube
Megan came with us!
Statue of Ronald Reagan, symbolically walking against communism.
Inside the Parliament Building
Hungarian Crown Jewels
Parliament at night!
On our last day, we visited the 2nd largest synagogue in the world (second to one in New York). There was a touching museum to Jewish people living in Budapest during WWII.
Overall, it was an amazing experience to visit this part of Eastern Europe. The people were friendly, the architecture was stunning, and the goulash was delicious!