We both stayed at Pals Hostel which was very central and so unique. Its dorms and rooms were all seperate apartments in heritage block building away fromt he reception. We had our own large apartment with two other girls including two seperate rooms, a loung and a kitchen. It was great! We explored Budapest the next day and looked for costumes and props again before the night started. That evening the group of us all met, dressed in Halloween atire and began to walk backwards to our first bar. Needless to say by the end of the night the group had dispersed but we had made it to at least 10 bars together as a group. We had swapped shoes, talked in foreign accents, made it through the 'silent' bar rule, danced to amazing jazz musicians at 'Szimpa Kert' and even been kicked out of a posh restaurant for mistaking it for a bar- (the funniest highlight). The next day we all woke in our beds around the city late in the afternoon but then managed to reunite for a lovely Hungarian meal later on that evening. Everett and myself took a stroll after dinner to the cool Gozsdu alley way which was full of unique bars with a lovely atmosphere. We stopped at 'Jardin Cocktail Bar-Vicky Barcelona' and had some of their delicious Sangria but we were so intrigued watchign the bar man make some fascinating cocktails behind the bar- it looked almost like a science experiment. Some of their cocktails included a popcorn cocktail and a cocktail served in a Camera.
Overall, I couldnt have had a better experience in Budapest. I had new friends, old friends, experienced the ruin bars of Budapest, danced the night away, explored the historical city, tasted great food, discovered new and unique places whcih I would keep in mind for when I return. Im so thanful that my time in Budapest was a true success.