While visiting my family in Germany over Christmas, I had organised a trip for my mum and myself to Budapest. I had heard so many great things about the city, and couldn’t wait to experience its beauty in person. And it absolutely delivered. I would describe Budapest as a mix between Paris and Vienna. Better than Paris and better than Vienna. Calmer than Paris, less touristy (even though it was a rather busy time to go - right between Christmas and New Years), and at least just as charming.