Bound for Budapest with Boo!

So, here I am again off on my adventures! Another trip away with Boo the Blogger Babe!

Now, how has this all come about? It started off with the wonderful Caroline Curvy Wordy suggesting a girls holiday when we all met up at The Curvy Convention in May,

Having never been on a proper girls holiday abroad, I was instantly keen, however knew I wouldn’t have a lot of funds to put towards it, given the short notice.

We were originally looking at Greece for a week, and I mentioned it to my family, who were happy for me to go. They suggested that instead of presents for my birthday, they could give me money towards the holiday to make it easier.

This sounded like an amazing idea, and I was overjoyed to get £170 from all my family. A huge help indeed!

However, thanks possibly to Brexit, the cost of the trips to Greece had gone up massively so, and it was with quite a sad heart that I was unable to afford the week in Zante. We spoke to Caroline and tried to come up with a suitable alternative, but unfortunately not everyone likes the same sorts of holiday and we decided to try and arrange it at another time.

In the interim, Boo suggested a short City break, and would I be interested.

Well, of course I would! Dependent on costs and dates. So Boo got on the case and started looking.

Before too long she had come up with an absolute corker of a deal! A 5 day stay in Budapest at the Continental Hotel. She sent me the link to the property to see what I thought.


Immediately I fell in love with the building. The hotel is set in an old spa; Budapest is renown for it’s Thermal Spa’s and has been in use since the Roman Days! This particular hotel however is very vintage and Art Deco in it’s design – right up my street.

One of the highlights for me is the rooftop swimming pool. I am hoping to get some good weather so I can premier my new bikini and get photographs for it’s full review. If not, there is also an indoor pool that I can use too.


So, the dates were OK, now was the price OK? I waited with baited breath!

Thankfully I can report that it was indeed well within my budget, so checking with the husband to make sure it was still fine to travel, we went ahead a booked a 5 day break!

We are right in the center of the City, with theatres and museums all around us. I have earmarked several places I would like to see including Buda Castle, The Chain Bridge and The Shoes on The Danube Memorial. I know there will be lots others that we hope to see.


I have also seen online a moped tour that you can take – I wasn’t sure if Boo would be up for that, but it sounds like jolly good fun to me! Well, it would have been silly not to mention it to her…. Looks like we are going mopedding around the City!!

I am at the point now where I am chomping at the bit to go. There is only 5 days to wait, and already I have packed, unpacked and re-packed my case! I have looked at ideas of things to do and places to go. I have researched the City bus schedule, and the events that are taking place during the days we are there.


It certainly won’t be a holiday were I can chill around a pool like Greece would have been, but it just means that I have to get saving up for next year so I can have that week in Zante too.


In fact…. I might need a holiday to get over this holiday!

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  • LaaLaa

    Aw, this is so lovely, a city break is definitely still a break & I’m happy you’re getting a break, so sweet of your family to help out! This hotel looks amazing ♥

  • Amanda-Jaied Wathern

    Oh my this has just made my Budapest dreams even stronger! That pool looks lush. I hope you both have a wonderful time and I can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m so glad Budapest is on my bucket list and now I know of some things to visit! X

  • Oh this looks like my dream sort of holiday – something with a pool, but also with the potential for lots of exploring? Sign me up! I hope you both have a fantastic time! 🙂 x

  • Oh wow what an amazing looking holiday this will be! Budapest seems like one of those amazing locations to spend some time. x

  • Jo Wiggins

    I love Budapest, you’ll have an amazing time. And that pool looks amazing, it’s so hot here today that I’d give anything to jump in there and cool down x

  • The roof top pool looks amazing – I can’t wait to hear all about it x

  • Christine Dodd

    I’d love to go to Budapest – I hope you have an amazing time and look forward to reading all about it when you get back.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    That pool looks amazing. What a beautiful hotel, the bedroom looks very nice.

  • I have literally just got back from my second trip to Budapest and it’s such a lovely city. Make sure you’re prepared for heat though it was so warm last weekend! x

    • Do you have an recommendations of places to visit? Or great places for food? Thank you xx

  • enjoy budapest! i went in february and i absolutely loved it even if it was freezing. would love to go again

  • Have a wonderful time! This is a place I really want to visit.

  • fashion-mommy

    I so want to visit Budapest, and that hotel looks absolutely amazing!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I hope you have an amazing time, that pool is just incredible x

  • Jessica

    You will surely have an amazing time in Budapest! Your hotel choice looks stunning with its rooftop pool.

  • Angela Milnes

    oh do enjoy and I look forward to reading all about it when you return.

  • Mellissa Williams

    I’m going to Budapest next month, and this post has made me want to go even more! Can’t wait to read about your experience there. Are you going to the baths?

  • Leanne Dolan

    Budapest is on our list of city breaks to do!

  • Annie Brooks

    What a fab idea. My mum went years ago and loved the place. It totally on city break checklist.

  • What a beautiful building! The prices have escalated since Brexit and we can’t really afford to travel in Europe as a family. Habe a great time x

  • Holy cow that is a beautiful building, Budapest does sound beautiful. Hopefully you can visit Zante next year!

  • Kira L Curtis

    It looks so amazing! I’d love to go to Budapest! I was lucky to go to Greece before the Brexit thing so I don’t even want to look at the prices now! I hope you have a fantastic time and can’t wait to hear about it all 😀

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Wow how gorgeous! Now I really want to visit x

  • It looks amazing, I am utterly jealous that you are going and I can’t wait to hear all about it! It’s a shame about Greece but I am sure you are going to have just as much fun here as you would have there xxx

  • Jessica Dearnley

    Budapest looks amazing, it’s definitely on my bucket list for next year.

  • What a beautiful location with beautiful ladies! Glad you had such an amazing time!

    xoxo, Candice

  • Laura

    It sounds like you’re going to have an absolutely fantastic time and very well deserved!! Hope you haven’t forgotten anything in your suitcase! xxx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I hope you have an amazing time! Budapest has been one of my favourite cities to visit.

  • So I’m probably late on this but Budapest is the most beautifully wonderful city – I go a lot (mostly as it’s so cheap but also I love the opera house and spas). I hope you enjoyed it, I know (from social media) that you had some problems but I really hope the opinions of some narrow minded neo-nazi’s won’t spoil the trip for you!

    C xx