Saturday, 29 April 2017


This time last week I was enjoying my jollies away in Budapest with a few of my boys. It was such a lovely place, here's some of the shit I saw out there.


Whenever you go to a European country you can bank on seeing some wild fashion on the underground system. Hungary was no different.

Have you ever been drinking a can of pop and just thought fuck this I wish you were half like a panda pop or something rather than a can? Me neither.

I've never seen these before. I can confirm they were very impressive. Mad flavours.

Jamie modelling a selection of Hungarian beers and lagers.

We walked through these arcades and it was occupied by a market, but it was more like a car boot sale. Loads of tat, nothing of much value. As we walked through I kept thinking that I want half of the shit there. There was some cool shit like little daggers and weird old war memorabilia.

We checked out the ruin bars. Built into some ruins were loads of little odd bars, cluttered with tat, but for it having loads of personality. Boozing there was super cheap too. For a round of 4 pints it was like £5/6.

:-//////// just gonna grab a copy of Fanny magazine, wbu?

We went to watch Vasas FC beat Budapest Honvéd 1-0. It was cold as fuck, the ground was about empty but it was actually a really fun game. The ref let loads go, so it was as if you got to see loads more football as it was always 'play on'. The best moment of the game was when the home team was defending it's 1-0 lead and conceded a penalty. All the fans were trying so hard to put the kick taker off, jeering and making noise. We were successful, it remained 1-0. Of the 12 top flight teams, 5 of them are from Budapest.

Randomly there was a Hungarian bloke there in a Leicester shirt. We saw him inside and got a photo and asked him why Leicester. He mentioned that Vasas had a similar history to Leicester in the league with going down the leagues then working their way back up. Said he bought the shirt this year. Odd to think City are a kiiind of cool team for glory supporters now.

More sick underground fashion. Having a tinny at 10:20am. He was the most militant bloke we saw all weekend.

We went to this cool Go Karting circuit in a converted car park below an abandoned shopping centre. We spotted the podium before we went onto the circuit and decided whoever placed 4th could take the photo of the other three. Alright yeah yeah yeah stop going on about it whatever

Another thing I learned this weekend is that people cannot take photos. It's actually fucking mental, it's not a hard thing to do. It's like drinking water or sitting down. As a human you should come with a basic level of ability to achieve the task in hand. Instead we had shite like this all weekend. Stood in front of a BUDAPEST sign, whyyyyyy would this mindless twat think we want this photo? DAPE? Oh great, what a great, memorable photo of my time in DAPE. Not only that but she also managed to get her finger in the photo too. Divvy.

The food in Budapest was nuts all week. On the second day we chanced upon this Hungarian food festival. 

I think these are like patties mate from shredded meat

It all looked so good

The things the food are sat on are 'potato pancakes'. How mad is that? Why have we never heard those together before? I don;'t know, but fuck me it was delicious. I had a hungarian sausage, some goulash and some hungarian pasta. It was so delicious.

We spent most of the second day just exploring.

Whilst we went to see a memorial for Hungarian jews on the bank of the river Danube Tom thought it would be a great time to have an impromptu photoshoot with some little superstar. I think the shots are going to come out great. The shoes are an installation by film director Can Togay and Sculptor Gyula Pauer. The shoes face the water because the militiamen shot the jews here during the 2nd world war and let the bodies fall into the Danube and get carried downstream. Pretty grim stuff.  

It really was a beautiful place with so much ornate, well kept, breathtaking architecture. We crossed the river and headed up into the hills to go see the castle and various other historical buildings.

There was another hill we scaled after we'd got to the buildings pictured above. This hill had a nice trail that lead upto a monument that overlooked the whole city and the river running through it. It was so, so high. We took the fast lane, scaling these near vertical hills and cutting out the paths.

It was so beautiful up there. The clearest day, we could see for miles and miles.

Myself with one of the colder skengman. Showerman outfit

Ice cream at the top of the hill with the little ice cream gremlin. She was lovely, but a little gremlin non the less.

I'll post part 2 tomorrow, thanks for reading!

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