Happy New Year you beautiful lot.
As it’s normally a little gloomy returning to work at this time of year, I thought I’d kick off 2017 by spreading a little joy.
Back in November, I travelled to Budapest. Just for a few days, but it was enough to reignite my love for travel – one I’d supressed for a long time whilst we paid for renovations, a wedding and maternity leave.
What a beautiful city to choose for a minibreak away, for just me and Joe. The architecture is a cross of Medieval, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau, so visually it was simply stunning – and the fact that Hungary seems to be a country of restoring and cherishing rather than knocking down and rebuilding, also ensured that it was a city completely bursting with colour.
With one colour in particular cropping up EVERYWHERE – yellow.
Perhaps it’s just the route that we took. Perhaps there is a deeper connection of yellow for Hungarians that I just don’t know about. But it was around every corner, and plastered all over homes.
If colour psychology tells us anything, it’s that’s yellow is the colour of happiness, of confidence and of optimism, so it felt reasonably appropriate for my first post of the New Year.
One of my resolutions is to travel more – particularly with Luna and get her on her first plane. Below are some of the loveliest pops of yellow I stumbled across in Budapest which I hope all of you colour lovers out there will enjoy.
Budapest City Park outside of Vajdahunyad Castle
Apartments in Downtown Budapest
Budapest’s Great Market Hall
Budapest’s Keleti railway station
The Budapest AirBnb we stayed in
Local Business in the Castle Hill district
Budapest Parliament lit up at night. Photo taken from a river cruise
Even our suitcase matched the theme, with the yellow cabs and deep yellow trams. Look at that handsome fella of mine as we leave the city. Picture taken outside the Great Market Hall (*swoons over gingerbread roof*)
So here’s to 2017. What do you have planned for the year? And where should I visit?