I had a very brief stop in Budapest before I had to leave Eastern Europe, but I did get to see quite a big thanks to my friend for showing me around. :)
The city itself is as expected, gorgeous, full of stunning architecture and interesting history. The place has its own vibrant culture like a lot of the western European countries but at a much much cheaper price. Since I only had a day, the city is best explored with people who know where to go. We went up the St. Stephen's Basilica, walked along the Danube, climbed to the Buda castle to have a coffee at the oldest cafe in the city.
If only I had more time to explore Hungary as a whole!