BUDAPEST ON 24 HOUR’S NOTICE
Guest post by Anne Ditmeyer, graphic designer / blogger behind Prêt à Voyager
Recently I got a last minute invitation to go to Budapest for a few days with my friend Laurel. It was a last minute invitation, as we’d be hopping on a plane a 24-hours later. But that’s the best perk of being a freelance graphic designer / editor, I can set my own schedule and work from anywhere. Granted, more fun than work happened that trip, but I said yes, and a getaway with a good friend was just what I needed.
We didn’t really use the guidebook, but we did follow the wisdom of my friend who had recommended Printa Café, a coffee shop / boutique / letterpress studio and gallery she know I’d love. This tip set us on the exact track we wanted to be in.
I bought an incredible hand-printed map of the city made in their printshop, which with the help of a few additional tips from the shop worker got us to our next stop: a fantastic beer garden on a beautiful day. Szimpla is a “ruin bar” where you can sit in car parts, or in a bath-tub upstairs (where there are cheap eats).
For me, Everplaces (follow me!) is one of those places online I know I can go to find likeminded travelers to find that one place in a new city that’s going to help set me in the right direction and explore “my kind” of places. I actually don’t plan much when I travel, so I just like to have a few priorities and wing it from there. This style of travel actually inspired me to start a column on my blog called High Five, which documents my five favorite places.
I’m crazy about maps, so that’s one of my favorite features of using Everplaces, but I also love that I can share the link to my favorite places next time I have a friend going to Budapest.
Photos by Anne Ditmeyer