Everything started with the spontaneous booking of a cheap flight traveling from Sofia to Bratislava, so far, so good, but what do you do with 7 days in the capital of Slovakia – the answer for us was quite easy – we go to see Prague and Budapest as well!
So we spent our first and our last night in the calm Bratislava. The city is super relaxed and quite walkable. Besides you can also take some of the trams in the center. We definately recommend checking the view from the UFO above Danube. If you have time, go to Danubiana Art Museum or to the Kazmik tv tower.
We were very happy to discover that even last minute there is a great connection from Bratislava to Prague thanks to RegioJet, their trains are super equipped, you get free water and wifi for just 9,90 euro!
Once in Prague we took our time to check some of the beautiful parks the city got.
Letna, Strahov and Parukarka are just few to mention. If you are looking for original locally designed gifts, you should definaately check Pragtique.
Unfortunately there was no direct train connection to Budapest, so we were sitting once again in the RegioJet, this time taking advantage of their board menu ( coffee, water and juice are free : ), then we switched to a bus. The Hungarian capital welcomed us with the Erzsébet téri park, where mostly young people were chilling day and night.
The whole Budapest Design District is worth a walk, with lots of nice shops, bars, clubs and a lovely food court.
In terms of gifts we highly recommend checking Printa, Fian Koncept and Rododendron.
Budapest has also some amazing metro stations on line 4, be sure to check them out. The historical line 1 is the 3rd oldest in Europe, also worth a ride: )