When you are in Budapest it will be hard not to see the Trabant cars all over. The cars are from the days of communism. We heard that they have a 2 cylinder engine, kind of like a lawnmower! The cars are probably over 30 years old and still being used.
"Paris of Eastern Europe"
Budapest straddles a gentle curve in the Danube.
The beauty of Budapest is what really makes it stand apart. Its broad avenues, lefy parks and harmonious blend of architectural styles has earned it the nickname the " Paris Of Eastern Europe" The city is well laid-out, rarely confusing, and ideal for walking.
The Hungarians are extremely polite people, although you might find it hard to get them to admit to it. They share a number of manners with the Germans, especially the greeting of people in small spaces; expect to have people say "hello" and "hello" to you in elevators as they enter and leave.
One custom that the Hungarians seem to be crazier on than most is to say "Bon Appetite!", which in Hungarian is "jó étvágyat" (yo ate-vod-yot). If I make the mistake of eating a quick snack in the kitchen at work near leaving time, a stream of Hungarians will walk past, with each one stopping to say "jó étvágyat!" and waiting for a reply.
Another custom is to let people go ahead of you through doors. Hungarians are so keen on this, that they will stand by a door, right hand extended, in a protracted battle of wills. You may as well give up, as the Hungarian will almost certainly win, and you will have to go through the door first, but it doesn't hurt to show that you understand the rule too.
Despite all the politeness, the Hungarians are just as bad as other Europeans at queuing, so the British can rest assured that they can enjoy a good tut-tut when they see Hungarians commit all manner of queuing sins. One favourite is to have a friend stand in line with a single loaf of bread, while the other shops, and then returns later to the front of the queue with an overflowing cart full of groceries.
Watch out the metro station stairs
I was really impressed by the electric stairs to metro station both at Keleti and Astoria They are huge and they take you deep down from the surface. I was dizzy almost every time!!!
Talking about metro I also liked the line M1, the oldest metro line in Europe. You should also beware of the line M2 which is under reconstruction from Astoria to Deli pu. Of course there are several buses to facilitate the transportation. I don't know if the line is ready till now because they say that the reconstruction will finish till August.
Set in a decorative first floor apartment formerly belonging to the wealthy Andreas Saxlehner, the museum details the history of the Hungarian postal service. Included among the exhibits is a mock 19th-century post office and vintage mail vehicle. The building itself is the highlight of a visit here.