From me, that's a compliment. There are only so many art galleries one can see during a city break and it is quite unusual to find activities to do which break from the normal capital city fare.
While flicking through the information left us by our landlord that week (definitely try and find an apartment let if you want a budget break btw), I came across an advert for a new cat café which had been set up a couple of streets away. Apparently this trend has already swept Japan. The premise is simple: you go and buy some coffee and in return you can hang around with the cats that live there. Within 48 hours of being in Budapest we were there.
My dad was a little bemused as I own cats already. The novelty value is huge though AND the nutella coffee was a particular treat worth paying for.
Another particular favourite of mine was the boat cruise that A booked for my birthday treat. The buffet dinner was 'interesting' (read between the lines on that one if you will), the sights were gorgeous, but more than anything the music....oh the music was priceless.
Earlier on in the day we had the delight of visiting Budapest zoo. A small place with lots of animals, it is definitely worth the 6 euro entry fee and a day of aimless wandering around. They have an excellent breeding programme which means there is ample opportunity to watch cute infants tumbling around. More than that though....they have wombats. If you have never seen one before (apologies to those who are Australian), they are pretty much the super awesome cousins of the Koala. Here's a random video from YouTube to illustrate their general amazingness:
And...well these guys just look a bit silly:
If you are...then you won't appreciate this super photo-bomb in the same way that we did. If you know this man, please pass on our thanks. We giggled for AGES.