For me, the word Budapest has conjured up images of Hungarians outside a yellow building standing in and around pools for years,
Knowing that thermal spas are a huge part of the culture - and Budapest experience - I made it a priority to visit the Széchenyi baths on my quick trip to Budapest.
Széchenyi appealed to me (over the other but apparently equally beautiful art deco baths across the city) with its outdoor pools.
On a cloudy fall night, where the sun set at 4:30pm, I joined others the locals playing chess in blissful warm water delights. With a crescent moon and the lanterns relfecting the same soft yellow glow as the building itself, it was a night I'll not soon forget.