Day 136- Travel to Budapest and Christmas Market

Today we traveled over to Budapest! Once we arrived, we were excited to find that our AirBnB had a tiny Christmas tree and hot chocolate! It felt nice to get into the Christmas spirit! 

After enjoying our cocoa and listening to some Christmas music, we walked to St. Stephen’s Basilica to see the Christmas festival and market!  

IMG_2305.JPG

It was very pretty and lively! Also, every half an hour, they showed a cute little video that was projected on the Basilica! 

` 

We walked around and looked at each of the little shops and smelled all of the yummy foods!  

We walked around and looked at each of the little shops and smelled all of the yummy foods!  

IMG_2307.JPG
IMG_2312.JPG

I had some apple cider with rum which warmed by belly and my fingers! 

IMG_2314.JPG

Then Alexander got a Kürtőskalác! It apparently is a traditional Hungarian pastry that is very popular at Christmas time. They are spiraled around a dowel and then turned until they become light brown. They are then covered in cocoa or cinnamon! 

There were several vendors selling them! I enjoyed watching the people make them! The ones you see in the picture are over a foot long and about 6 inches wide and of course Alexander got one just for himself!  

IMG_2316.JPG
IMG_2317.JPG

Once we saw everything and finisehed our treats, we headed back for the night!