It has to be said I wasn’t feeling particularly festive until I took a short break to Budapest..
Having visited Hungary before, I had never really taken the time to explore Budapest and loved the opportunity to visit some of the obvious sights for this time of year, such as the Christmas Markets… which were just immense! Plenty of mulled wine and hot apple cider..it could not have been better!
As well as getting in the Christmas spirit, I also took time to visit some of the memorials in the city, which naturally centred around the Soviet invasion, WWII and the Holocaust..All of which were naturally very moving and quite emotional.
On a lighter note, I took the opportunity to visit some genuine Hungarian food and fruit markets in the suburbs. These were the real experiences, meeting some wonderfully friendly people and experiencing ‘life’ away from the tourist trail.
One of my favorite images from the trip was of an elderly Roma Gypsy, who was sat at the side of a fruit and flower stall. She was very friendly and as soon as I spotted her, I knew I wanted a picture! The flowers she was holding complemented her wonderfully and I feel really added to the image.