Well known for its nightlife, cheap beer and infamous SPArties (parties that take place in ancient thermal Baths) Budapest attracts a lot of young travellers from around the word. The juxtaposition of the old architecture and statues with the pub crawl buses that zip past full of party goes is quite a sight to say […]
Well known for its nightlife, cheap beer and infamous SPArties (parties that take place in ancient thermal Baths) Budapest attracts a lot of young travellers from around the word. The juxtaposition of the old architecture and statues with the pub crawl buses that zip past full of party goes is quite a sight to say the least. Despite its often young crowd, this big city has come through a lot of ancient and turbulent history.
It is a city with a lot of old, and a lot of new. Today, it bustles with toursists from around the world who want a piece of the history and boasts a population of nearly 2 million. From castles, to museums, to exploring the different ‘districts’ (yes, almost like the Hunger Games) there are million sights and wonders to see, and you often find yourself rushing around the city jumping from place to place to fit it all in.
When navigating your way through the streets, riding buses and cars and making your way through big crowds of tourists, it can be hard to avoid some of the nasties in the air like smog, car fumes and other general city pollution. At the end of the day we can often feel like there is a big heavy layer of soot on our skin.
Mixed with travel fatigue and changing climates, this combination is a disaster for our skin. Although not always instantly visible to the naked eye, the affect of pollution on our skin can be highly damaging. It clogs our pours, causes uneven skin tone and can accelerate the process of aging.
It is so powerful as it doesn’t just sit on the surface of your skin. The tiny particles penetrate through the deep layers of the epidermis and cause inflammation, oxidisation and dehydration on a cellular-level that can lead to loss of elasticity.
When traveling through a big city with all the activity and mixed interaction with environments on the skins surface, we need some serious repairing assistance and help. The Olivane Repair Serum is perfect to keep consistency up for skin through changing environmental conditions without completely stripping natural oils. The synergistic action of the botanical ingredients form the nourishing repair serum beautiful intensifies the calming, hydrating and supremely antioxidant properties.
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3 Interesting facts about Hungary:
- At the end of each day those poor pores need some extra help to strip away all that excess dirt, dust and smog so when in pollution heavy environments be sure to regularly cleanse your face even if its only with a facial wipe. Mayella Fibre Cloths are soft, non abrasive, travel well and don't have any nasty drying alcohols. Never go to bed with the dirt or pollution of the day on your face!
- Now, this almost sounds like a prank, but believe it or not the word ‘Budapest’ comes from the uniting of the two cities ‘Buda‘ and ‘Pest’ in 1873. The two were joined together with nearby Obuda to create one city fit to be the dual capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Despite the fact the city is rich in history which you can see walking through the streets that are lined with neo-gothic styled buildings, the city is only around 144 years old.
- During its socialism era, there were many chess clubs spread around the country which meant many children started a chess hobby or career from a young age. Today, chess is one of the most popular games in Hungary and you can often see groups of chess players gathered around boards in the infamous mineral-rich waters of the thermal baths such as the Szechenyi Bath in Budapest. Just a precursor: Be ready to sweat and not because of the temperature of the baths, these chess players don’t muck around!
- Mr Erno Rubik, a sculptor and professor of architecture, was the master mind and creator of the Rubik’s Cube in the mid-1970’s he resided in Budapest. Mr. Rubik worked at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts and it is rumoured he did not know he created a puzzle until he scrambled the entire mechanism of his cube, that was originally designed to help his students to solve structural problem of moving independent parts. It took him well over a month to solve his own puzzle with the current Guinness World Record holder a 14- year old American teenager taking a mere 4.904 seconds!