Warning: Extreme Sappiness Ahead

Tomorrow I leave Budapest and in 24 hours I’ll be physically back in the home country. My room is basically empty, my suitcase is basically at capacity, and my heart is basically overflowing with love for this city.

There’s a phrase I’ve see a lot on signs or rugs in tacky home goods shops. It goes something along the lines of “home is where the wifi connects.” Today as I wandered around I was slightly amused to see how many areas of the city my phone seemed to be at home in. It was a little technological memoir of my time here, and it was nice to know that I covered so much of this place in such a small amount of months (it’ll also be nice soon to not have to ask for the wifi password everywhere I go).

I don’t have words to sum up my experience here, so I’m going to tell you about the #2 tram instead. Why you ask? Because it’s the most fucking beautiful ride you will ever take. Not because the tram itself is beautiful (it’s actually an ugly yellow colour) but because the view across the Danube is absolutely breathtaking. If you google it I think it’s been ranked in the top ten best tram rides in the world, so there ya go.

I took this ride 2 times a week to get to my internship, which was at the very end of the line. I got pretty familiar with the trip but the view never failed to impress the hell out of me. I saw it on warm sunny days and cold foggy mornings and it was never any less spectacular. I didn’t take any pictures though, because I was too busy looking out the window so you’re gonna either have to take my word for it or come to Budapest yourself (I highly suggest the second option).

Over the course of these commutes I started compiling songs that evoked the feelings I felt while on this tram looking out at the beautiful scenery. Eventually it expanded to include how I felt walking around looking at the beautiful architecture too, and culminated in a playlist of #budapestfeels from the semester.

I’m listening to it now and I’ll probably listen to it every day while crying a little bit after I return to the states. I’ll also probably get sick of the songs soon but for now they very much sum up Budapest for me (and no, I didn’t include George Ezra).

Anyways, I thought I’d share it here as a last farewell to this extraordinary city.

Viszontlátásra, Magyarország ❤ ❤ ❤


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