Budapest, Hungary

Thanks George Ezra, Budapest really is a hidden treasure chest. Two cities divided by a river, one known as Buda and the other, Pest. Here’s how to spend a weekend in Budapest:

TO EASE ANXIETY:


DO:
  • Tip! Unlike the rest of Europe, servers in Budapest typically rely on tips. Expect around 15% HUF.
  • Chill out in a thermal bath. Play some chess, live your best life.
DON’T:
  • Get into an unmarked taxi. Look for taxis that have a table of fares posted on the dashboard. Make sure you check the meter before getting into the taxi. City Taxi is reliable with English speaking operators.
  • Exchange money on the streets. It’s against the law and you can be easily cheated. Go to banks only.

TO STAY: 


Hostel Avenue:

This is where I stayed. A central location with a relaxed communal area. A perfect hostel to meet other travelers!

TO SEE/DO:


Hungarian Parliament Building:
Széchenyi Thermal Baths:
Heroes’ Square:
Danube Promenade:
Gellért Hill:

For the best panoramic view in Budapest.

Fisherman’s Bastion
St. Stephen’s Basilica

TO GET THERE:


From the airport, take the bus to the city center for 6€. You can also take a taxi, though it costs about 26€ (8045 HUF).

TO EAT:


Market Hall:

The largest market in Budapest. You can get anything here from produce, meat, souvenirs, an even an authentic Hungarian meal.


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