See you next year, Sziget!


Ow man, I’m still recovering from my trip to Budapest last weekend. Ow man, my head’s still spinning and my feet still hurt. But ow man, did I have an amazing time! Obviously I didn’t see much of the city this time (although I slept it off on the Hop On Hop Off Bus), cause I spent almost all of my time in Sziget, Europe’s biggest and funnest festival, with over fifty stages and over 400.000 visitors.

Anyway, I loved Sziget. Again. It’s like you’re a kid in a toy store. It’s a carnival for grown ups. It’s just what the doctor prescribed! Okay, I must admit: the bands that were playing on Thursday and Friday weren’t really that awesome, except for Shantel perhaps, but who cares when you’re walking around with a bucket of Long Island Ice Tea of a can of Pilsner Urquell?

To keep it short and simple: you know how I like to use the expression ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ and then still write about 14 paragraphs about a destination? Annoying huh, but this time I will shut up early and let you enjoy the festival photography. Made with my new Samsung Galaxy SIII (I f°cking love that thing!). If you happen to recognize someone, or yourself perhaps, don’t be ashamed. You are awesome!


(lucky Axe basterd!)


(nice thought: Let’s Sziget Fucked!)


(of course, how could I forget about the Chuck Norris Bar?)


(the.ego.tripper, quietly enjoying a Pilsner Urquell)


(the famous bridge/entrance to the island)


(quite a hairy back)


(view from our room at the Art’otel Budapest. I can recommend this hotel to anyone going to the festival!)


(okay, one picture of Budapest)


(the festival outfit. You see how I keep ‘travelling’ in mind)


(Okay, I have to get a little commercial here. I got this awesome travel bag from Herschel and it turned out to be the perfect festival travel bag, with a separate compartment for stinky shoes and a bag for your worn clothes. The model is called the Outfitter. It’s quite large (54liter), but I managed to sneak it past Ryanair security as hand luggage!)


(Bye bye, see you next year!)

Written by the.ego.tripper

the.ego.tripper is a huge fan of author boxes with useless info, tourist traps, family resorts with kids peeing in the pool, airport hotels, expensive wifi, jetlags, lost luggage, warm beer and airline food. Basically all the good things in life! To nicely fill out this author box I will now talk gibberish in Latin: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  1. I was in Budapest just before Sziget started – gutted I hadn’t heard of it before, would have definitely been up for it. Looks amazing! Next year. There’s always next year…

    1. Too bad! But luckily Budapest is an amazing city on itself. On the other hand, looking at these pictures, you know you missed something huh. But not to worry, gemmafottles, there’s always next year. And the.ego.tripper will be there to take pictures of you when you’re lying in the gutter, totally wasted. I apologize in advance.

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