After going to Prague in July 2003, John and I decided to scratch another city out of our “I-Spy Eastern Europe Capital Cities” handbook and trekked to Budapest for my 25th birthday in July 2004.

We flew out with KLM from Leeds Bradford on the Saturday (17th) and returned on Tuesday (20th – my birthday itself, because I’ve always said, birthdays are best spent in airports), and stayed at the ArtOtel on the Buda side of the Danube.

Day-by-day journal:

– written up from notes, August 2004