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5 quirky and inspiring things to do in Budapest

The magnificent Hungarian capital, valued by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is a perfect destination for any type of visitor. With geothermal springs and one of the oldest underground railways in the world the city has a lot more to offer in terms of quirky and entertaining.  So here are our top five alternative things to do list when in Budapest.  

 

  1. Visit the Budapest Pinball Museum

The game that was the precursor to the videogames of our technological age and that had young and old mysteriously obsessed over it for more than a decade has it’s home in Budapest.  Starting out as one person’s humble collection this establishment now houses more than 130 machines of all shapes, sizes and fun.  One flat entry fee and you get to try them all for as long as you like, plan a couple of hours for this, time flies when you’re having this much fun.

 

  1. Area51 project-UFO Museum

If you think that UFO’s have only landed in Roswell New Mexico think again.  The UFO Museum in Budapest is an informative establishment that takes you through all the research and trivia about UFO sightings.  A few ET corpses are also on display and you get to go into a spaceship.  Doesn’t get quirkier than this.

 

  1. Spa discos and spa chess

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Perhaps one of the most popular events for young and old in this part of Eastern Europe are the famous or rather infamous Spa or Bath parties.  These pop up regularly in some of the most luxurious thermal spas around Budapest and not to be missed.  After you’ve had your fair share of partying you can buddy up and chill out at the spa playing chess.  Hopefully it won’t be too much of a long game….all that steam!

 

  1. Cave Church

Once the home of the hermit monk, Saint Istvan, who is said to have cured the sick with thermal waters flowing from the cave, the area was turned into a church in 1926 and further enlarged in the 1930s.  The Cave church right underneath the Gellert Hill of Budapest is most often overlooked by tourists who are visiting the better known Matthias Church in the Buda Castle district, or the majestic Szent Istvan Bazilika (St Stephen’s Cathedral).  This peculiar church of the Hungarian Pauline order is funnily enough also used for weddings and worth a slight detour if you’re around the Liberty Bridge area.  

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  1. Puppet theatre

      If you’re travelling with kids or just simply want to re-visit your inner child                     then the Budapest puppet theatre is a real treat.  There’s no need to be conversant in Hungarian to have a proper laugh at the theatre.  Shows for children are in the morning whilst a more crude and in your face show for adults takes place in the evenings.  Your best bet is to consult their website for show times and further details.

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Beauty Trends to Make You Shine in 2015

The trends are constantly changing; it can feel like just as soon as you’ve mastered the look of the moment, everyone has moved on to the next big thing. Frustrating as it can be to try and keep up with everything that’s going on in beauty at the moment (or in the next moment) there are quite a few places where you can get help to figure out what’s next.

Websites often publish seasonal style tips to help you know what’s best for a winter or summer look, but now as we go into 2015, there are a lot of exciting trends in clothes, makeup, and hair that this beauty blog is going to cover to get you ready for the vogue of ‘15.

 

Fashion

To get some idea of where fashion is headed in 2015, you can look to the amazing clothes that headed down the runway in Paris this year. While a lot of what’s on the runway won’t ever make it into our closets, some of the trends will be popping up all over the place. The Experts at Harpers think that we should expect to see lots of shirtdresses, the color yellow, gingham, black and white patterns, and kimono style trench coats. Some of which you can already see on sites like Westfield Style, but should start to pop up everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for these fashion must-haves and grab them up as soon as you can!

 

Make Up

Plum is the color of the New Year, and Glamour is ready to show you several different ways to start wearing it right now. From lips to eye shadow, turning everything a little purple is going to be all the rage. Of course another trend off the 2015 runways for makeup artists is also black: inky black eyes to be exact. Models were coming off of the runway looking, “…like they had traced their upper lids with a thick Sharpie—the trick is to keep the rest of the face neutral.” So from plum to black, it’s dark colors that will be in this year

 

Nails

As both Glamour and Yahoo reported, a very cool trend to watch out for in the New Year will be “negative space” nails. These nail designs will transform your fingers into works of art. Blocks of color that leave some natural nail exposed to make a design make a fun, playful, and interesting new look for your nails that’s unique and different. From single strips of color that leave the rest of the nail natural, to spirals, to variations in size, you can look forward to everyone’s fingers really standing out.

 

Hair

Elle had previously named the 5 new and edgy haircuts to try out,  and their predictions should stay true through most of the year. From an Edgy pixie to a ruffled petite for girls with high cheekbones and a punkier attitude, to the modern Farah Fawcett and a blunt midi cut for those looking for a more classic, but slightly updated glamour. Meanwhile, if the runways are any indication, we’ll also start soon seeing lots of hairstyles that are made to look like they’re about to come undone; braids and low ponytails are destined for the streets.

 

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