I recently watched Anthony Bourdain‘s special Parts Unknown episode on Budapest and was immediately intrigued by this destination. If you’ve also wondered about Central Europe and more particularly Hungary, this may be a destination for you.
I spoke to Desmond Ryan, Vice President In-Flight Services and Commissary for Air Transat at the launch of the inaugural Toronto-Budapest flight last week. He shared his top 3 reasons why you should add Budapest to your travel bucket list:
1) “If you’re a foodie, you’re going to fall in love with the city. From pastries to coffee and wine. Be prepared to eat very hearty meals. They’re very hospitable. Eating in a Hungarian restaurant is the equivalent of eating in ten Italian weddings. Food is everything.”
2) “If you like classical music, you’re going to one of the capitals of classical music.”
3) “If you like architecture and love the arts, you’re going to be dazzled. A week in Budapest and you still won’t have enough time to see everything, and that’s only talking about the city of Budapest, not even the rest of Hungary.”
Air Transat now offers direct weekly flights from Toronto to Budapest. Want more info? Go here.