Wanderlust is a thing. It’s a German thing…but English speaking people stole it.
Not only is it a great word that describes a feeling of “what else is out there?”, it’s also addictive. We have all been in the grips of its fantastic feelings of euphoria, excitement and bonus travel miles.
But sometimes you need to escape the beast that is wanderlust and if you are looking for a cure, then let me introduce Buda and her sister Pest.
Here are 19 reasons why Budapest laughs at your wanderlust and smacks it out of your head. This is the “cold turkey” of rehabilitating.
1. The Rivers are better
Cruising along the Danube, you can rest easy knowing everyone who isn’t right beside you is insanely jealous.
2. Sooooo much better
Seriously, there are no unsexy parts of this river.
3. Gelato is better
Tell us where you’re going to find better gelato than that? Seriously, tell us. If a place exists we want to know about it.
4. Bridges are better
Like putting a couture dress on a supermodel…the Green Bridge covers the Danube nicely.
5. Statues are better
Seriously, this is the Scarface of statues.
6. Memorials are better
Needless to say, this is insanely beautiful.
7. Seriously, the statues
Yeah, they like their statues in Budapest.
8. New York Cafes are better
Yeah, this is how people with roman numerals after their surname have coffee.
9. Yellow Trams are better
Like bananas but much more logistically friendly.
10. The slang is better
11. The statues though…
Never too many statues.
12. For real
These statues even have pets.
13. Markets are better
Not the “Good Market Hall”. Nope. The GREAT Market Hall.
14. Basilicas are better
St Stephen must have been a good guy.
15. Street Art is better
Are you getting it yet?
16. Airplane Races are better
17. The Moon is better
How can you leave this place?
18. The Sun is better
You will never leave.
19. The Parliament is better