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This is where my journey started last time. Heroes square is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its statue complex with important national leaders. Not so far from this is located a subway station, so you can easily start your tour around the Budapest here.Charlotte Silvers
Hungary isn’t well known for their beer, specializing in the cheap and cheerful kind. However, Hungary is quickly gaining footing in the wine industry. The Country has 22 wine regions and produces some very nice wines. Perhaps try one of the local wine’s with a cheeky glass with dinner, rather than a sloppy night out, though. Or take to the streets. While not technically legal, no one enforces the public drinking laws. Everyone does it, so grab some friends, some locally sourced drinks and find a nice view to sit and admire Budapest under a stary sky.Danii
Budapest: exploring main sights, food and wine
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is the city with such type of atmosphere what I have never seen before in any other city. It is definitely one of the most incredible cities in Europe! It is just so fabulous with it old buildings, Marzipan Museum, delicious wine and goulash, view at the night. Budapest is also called as “Paris of the East”. That’s why I decided to celebrate my birthday there.Charlotte Silvers
Go through the prices
You don’t want to get in a situation like you think the bus ticket or the price of bread is as cheap as at home and then when you are there you realized that it’s double. The financing part is probably the most important part to plan. It’s even more significant if you go to places that is famous for there high cost. I live in Hungary and compares to Budapest, the prices are double or triple in Paris.Nguyen Giang
Budapest becomes a winter wonderland!
After a few days of freezing cold weather, it has finally snowed properly Budapest. This winter has seen a little snowfall already in Hungary, but today the snow fell for most of the day covering the city and creating a great photo opportunity. There are plenty of photos online of Budapest in the snow, but having spent two winters here already, snow is not quite as regular as many people would think. As soon as I realised it was snowing, I grabbed my camera and headed out for the day. If you are interested in coming to Budapest during winter, this article will help you with finding what to do and where to go.tim-hewitt
3 Kooky Things That Make Budapest a Gem
About midway around the world, we stopped for almost a week in Budapest, Hungary. Before arriving there, we had visited Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and India; so, as you might imagine, Budapest actually felt a little familiar to me. However, as time continues to put distance between me and that unbelievably fun week in Hungary, I realize more and more how foreign Budapest actually is. It’s more than a little crazy, its troubled but vitally important history nearly cleaves it into three clean eras (possibly more), and its people are out-of-this-world fun. Read on to find out my favorite three things about Budapest.Jade Nicholson
Balaton in the summer...always a perfect choice
Balaton, the lake in the in the west-north part of the Hungary, also well known as Hungarian sea, surprises us during the last days of this August 2016.zuzana-perez-zafkova
Booking a ticket (in Vietnamese)
We booked two lower bunks in a cabin of 4. These are called the “soft sleepers”, it’s the equivalent to first class, but unfortunately we weren’t able to find a cabin of 2. Compared to the train I took from Budapest, Hungary to Bar in Montenegro, this train was luxurious! Very clean, cabins were spacious enough. No complaints there. Tickets aren’t cheaper than plane tickets so keep in mind that the view might not be worth this journey. You can also book a hard sleeper, it’s a lot cheaper but you are sleeping on a piece of wood in a cabin of at least 6 beds (this can add up to 12 people).Jenthe Van de Poel
Bus Tours And the Miniversum: A Day In Budapest
We had only one full day and two nights in Hungary, Budapest to be exact, and the choice of things to see and do was overwhelming. The key here is to focus and plan. I used the seven-hour rail journey from Prague in the Czech Republic to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, to plan our limited time. What was there to do during the day? Far too much, was my first thought, and to see the city properly you will need a decent length of time. If you don’t have that luxury, here’s an idea for you.james-collins
Budapest, the city of wonders
It gives me a great pleasure to write my first travel guide about a city that I grew up in. First I want you to know that I absolutely love Hungary and Budapest, and I am thrilled that the tourism is booming right now, at least in the capital city. In the next few minutes you will read the most important things to know about Budapest, through a university student’s eyes. (I study Tourism and Hospitality at the Corvinus University of Budapest.)AaronVitos
5 things that will happen when you move to Budapest
I have had the amazing experience of living in Budapest for a little more than one year, and I still find a moment everyday to miss it. Budapest, like many other European cities is a place of multiple wonders. The capital of Hungary, can provide entertainment for anyone: a very active cultural scene, some pretty cool museums, the most amazing nightlife, a very interesting history to be explored and even some ecotourism experiences (yes within the city).Michelle Arellano Huerta
Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube
Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. I was living in a dormitory and made a lot of friends. I’m still in contact with some of them and try to visit as much as I can.Tena Kovačić
Traveling on a Budget in Budapest, Hungary
My boyfriend and I recently completed a two month bicycle trip around a significant portion of Europe. Because we were traveling for two months, and are recent college graduates, we wanted to keep our daily expenses as low as possible. That meant hunting for bargains wherever we could find them. And the countries with the lowest prices were Hungary and the Czech Republic.Hannah Frankel
Budapest: City of Friends
Budapest is arguably one of the most varied cities I have visited, along with Hungary as a country itself. It beckons you from afar as you enter the city with neon lights reflecting off the buildings to captivate approaching travelers, new to the cities aurora, like a glowing beacon. It may at first seem intimidating as a city from the central station, yet after a few minutes walk towards the center the city reveals itself as a not so hidden gem of Eastern Europe. Having never visited this area of Europe before at first I was unsure on what was seen as normal and what was not, yet after 24 hours in the city I realized it had a warming anything goes attitude.Anastasia Towers
Pécs: 8 special spots worth seeing in the "city of culture"
Pécs is a marvellous city located in the south area of Hungary. It is commonly referred to as the city of culture, for many simple reasons: it is one of the oldest cities of the country, rich in (ancient) monuments; additionally, the first university of Hungary was the University of Pécs, founded in 1367, which made the city the most important stage of education for many years. If you are interested in cultural traditions, memorable monuments, and ancient buildings, Pécs is the ideal destination for your next holiday in the middle region of Europe. However, I would like to show you some of the unique and modern places of this magnificent city, which brilliantly combines the ancient traditions with a sense of innovation of our days – let’s see a couple of the favourite places of students!Karolina
Budapest- The City of Wonders
Budapest is a gorgeous city of history and culture that combines old with the new, traditional with modern. There are so many things to do, see and try that you can never really run out of things to do. Even after spending a whole semester in this city in Hungary and trying to do as much as I could, I still haven’t gotten to know everything the city has to offer. Still, I managed to try so many new things and go to many places and I loved every minute of it. This is the top 10 list of things to visit when in BudapestIsabella Hailey Grey
Hungary, The 5 reasons why I love Budapest
One of the questions I am always asked when I meet new people or old friends I haven’t seen for a long time, is why do I like Budapest, in Hungary so much? I must admit it; I feel completely confused in front of this question. How can I describe this feeling of being happy, of being whole, this feeling of belonging here?Roxy
Budapest, the wonderful
Goes a line from a traditional operetta. Indeed, the capital of Hungary is a gem with amazing culture and impressive architecture, a vibrant night life and one of the best value for money in Europe food- and alcohol-wise. The city, which is located in the heart of Central Europe, is easily approachable by both low-budget airlines or via train. Most of the tourists are stopping by here while taking a Vienna-Budapest-Prague round trip.Judit P
6 Wonders To Discover If You Visit Budapest
In the past years Budapest have became a popular travel destination. No wonder why, the capital of Hungary in the very middle of Europe is a beatiful and exciting city, full of wonders you should discover – so much to see, so little time! But here I am, a proud citizen of Buda (the left side of Budapest) to guide you where to go and what to see! I introduce you not only the Must-see sights, but also the most interesting programs such as escape a horror room or skate on a frozen lake – and give you some advice what to pack and how to travel if you visit this beautiful European capital.Luca Michaletzky
The monastery ruins of Salföld -Lake Balaton, Hungary
In September we decided to take off for a long-weekend to Balaton, Hungary along with our dog. I was very excited about this trip and not just because Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. Even though it is a much frequented holiday destination, it has a lot more to offer than beaches, buffet food and beer. Not so long ago I heard about a hidden monastery in the woods that once belonged to the mysterious monks of The Order of Saint Paul. Just like any other nation around the world Hungarians also have their own legends and mystery. A big part of it is in connection with the monks of the Order of Saint Paul. Even though their Order belonged to the Catholic Church, they are believed to have been the keepers of the ancient knowledge and magic of the Hungarian tribes. I am fascinated by legends and mystery especially when it comes from my own culture so I couldn’t wait to pay a visit.Alma
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