As you might have guessed, I jumped at the opportunity; I just put my hypothesis to the test by spending a (unfortunately too short) weekend in Budapest.
Worries and work left behind, for the short duration of my getaway (though all transport time remains set aside for study purposes!), I took the bus to the airport.
What really struck me is the evident increase in the number of short trips by late teens. It really hit me when I noticed that ¾ of the airport bus was filled with young adults, ranging from 18 years old to late 20s, and traveling with either a ridiculously small suitcase or a backpack.
And my hypothesis was confirmed still further upon arrival in Budapest. Saturday evening, the lively districts of Budapest were animated by a population at least 50% composed of young tourists (the majority of which appearing to be British and Spanish). This article in mind, I went up to some groups and inquired about the duration of their stays. The answer was unanimous: a weekend, or for the lucky ones, a three or four day stay.
This made our trip all the more fun, as in the span of our two-day visit to the city, we ran several times into the same groups of young travelers, providing us with a dose of social encounters of the kind we had lacked during the many lockdowns of the past two years.
Conclusion, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and so should you! Take a break, buy that ticket and get away for a few days. Before that, however, take a moment to read my next blog, providing you with the essentials for a short stay in the beautiful Hungarian capital.