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    Budapest by night

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Budapest is in my opinion one of the most beautiful illumintated cities in Europe. So don't miss a walk along the Danube and over the famous Chain Bridge by night. Other well lit sights are the Parliament building, the Buda Castle and the Heroes Square (Hosok tere).

    Heroes Square by night
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    Phoning home

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    Favorite thing: Okay, so I actually didn't use this phone booth since my cell is world wide and no need for it. However, I did find it to be useful for those inviduals who need to make a call outside of Budapest.

    The phone box seemed quite easy to use wheter you use coins or a telephone card.

    Telephone Box at Old Town

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    Banks - ATM's

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There are banks with ATM's throughout Budapest where you can easily use your ATM card to withdraw cash. The best exchange rate is given on ATM's, but be careful, many banks charge foreign exchange rates for withdrawing money from a bank that is not your own.

    I usually go on line with my branch to find out if there is a brank location in the city I am traveling to. Citibank has branches thoughout the world and most likely in the city I am traveling to, so I was happy to find the Citibank here in Budapest, makes withdrawing money so, so easy, convenient and not to mention economical.

    Citibank here at Mihaly Vorosmarty Square

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    Tourist Information Center

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There are a few tourist information centers in Budapest where you can find some great maps, walking tours, information and suggestions on your trip.

    I had all the information I needed but I ran in to grab a map of the city.

    Fondest memory: Tourist Information Offices: Near Oktogon · Buda Várinfo in the Buda Castle · Downtown, V. Sütõ u. 2. (Deák square) · Ferihegy Airport 1 · Ferihegy Airport, Terminal 2A · Ferihegy Airport, Terminal 2B

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    Money Exchange

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 25, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There are many exchange booths througout the city and I would recommend that if you do need to exchange money to use the exchange booths in the city rather than the ones in the airport. The exchange rate is so much better.

    This exchange booth is conveniently located at Mihaly Vorosmarty Square.

    Exchange booth

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    20th August - the state-foundation of Hungary

    by Gentleman75 Written Aug 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It's the day of the state-foundation of Hungary. This day is a national holiday, when there are a lot of happening all day: air- and water-parade, exhibitions, saint-right procession and firework.

    I thought before this day I will make lot of photos, share my experiences and offer You to visit Hungary on this day.
    Unfortunately in this year it was a low-budget celebration and there were only a few things worth to make a photo about.

    I cannot offer You to visit Hungary on this day by this day! It's a shame...

    Fondest memory: Low-budget...

    Low-budget water-parade
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    20th August - the state-foundation of Hungary

    by Gentleman75 Written Aug 24, 2004

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    Favorite thing: It's the day of the state-foundation of Hungary. This day is a national holiday, when there are a lot of happening all day: air- and water-parade, exhibitions, saint-right procession and firework.

    I thought before this day I will make lot of photos, share my experiences and offer You to visit Hungary on this day.
    Unfortunately in this year it was a low-budget celebration and there were only a few things worth to make a photo about.

    I cannot offer You to visit Hungary on this day by this day! It's a shame...

    Fondest memory: Low-budget...

    Low-budget firework
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    Budapest is a great city for walking

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 27, 2008

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    Favorite thing: What better way to spend a day than walking around a new city. I love taking my time stopping to look at interesting buildings, people going about their day, children playing, pets running in the park and doing some shopping at the intesting shops along the way.

    Budapest is a great city to walk in. By city standards it is quite compact and easy to navigate.

    Taking a break during a walk around Budapest

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  • Trams R Us

    by blint Updated Aug 1, 2008

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    Favorite thing: It's such a shame many countries have done away with trams they are such a fantastic mode of transport. They seem way more elegant and economical than motor buses.

    They are high on my list of my favourite things in Budapest; I love seeing the lovely yellow and white ones that glide around Budapest city though the older ones are a little bumpy. The newer ones are comfortable and VERY regular. Budapest has a public transport system.

    Take a number 4 or 6 over the river and you'll get a great view of the Danube and the parliament.

    Here we Go, here we go, here we go
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    In Your Pocket

    by HORSCHECK Written Jan 25, 2004

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    Favorite thing: A great resource for information about travels to Eastern or Central Europe is "In Your Pocket". It provides information of more than 50 cities at the travel portal www.inyourpocket.com.
    About 20 printed full city guides are available locally at various places including kiosks. The guides are most comprehensive, up to date and honest.

    Please have a look at the webpage when planning a trip to Eastern or Central Europe:
    In Your Pocket

    In Your Pocket
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    it is my Karma...

    by shirez Updated May 6, 2004

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    Favorite thing: A popular spot, Karma is something between an elegant restaurant and a busy wine bar. With stretched brown string trellis walls, mosaics and Buddhas watching over, it is clear that no expense has been spared to create the feeling of a Asian millionaire’s mansion. The menu offers a wide selection of non-Hungarian dishes which are not spicy, despite the theme. Live music.

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    Local Food

    by cjg1 Written Jan 3, 2009

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    Favorite thing: We mostly ate in our hotel. We ventured out for a couple of meals; my Birthday Brunch at the Gellert Hotel and a meal with our friend Istvan. It was easier to order food when with someone who spoke the language but we managed fine at the Gellert by ourselves. The food was interesting and better than we had anticipated.

    Hungarian Version of Lasagna

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    Movies set in Budapest

    by Dabs Written Nov 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Gloomy Sunday which had a very limited release in the US finally came out on DVD this year and we finally watched it this weekend. Set in Budapest during WWII, there are some beautiful shots along the Danube and it's a moving story, a love triangle between the beautiful Ilona, her lovers Laszlo and Andraes and a German who is in love with her but can never really have her. The story is very loosely based on a true story of a composer who writes a song called Gloomy Sunday that is so powerful that it makes people commit suicide after hearing it.

    Sunshine is another Hungarian movie that I would recommend, a little longer than it needed to be but well filmed it follows a Jewish family in Hungary through three generations until WWII and the wrenching decisions that the main characters make in order to survive.

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    Budapest winefest

    by Mique Written Nov 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Every september there is a 2 week winefest in Budapest. Around the Buda Palace there is the wine exhibition and fair. Hungarian and foreign wine producers and distributors present their wines here. So get a ticket and have a good taste around... The fair is there only for a day but there are many other activities organised during this 2 week event.

    We of course came though Buda Palace when the fair was going on. Since it was still rather early we decided to come back later and then start on the wine.. We never made it back of course. But watching all those people eating, drinking and enjoying themselves was worth watching too

    People enjoying their wine at Buda Palace
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    Parks of Budapest

    by HORSCHECK Written Jul 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Budapest has two big parks: Margaret Island (Margit-sziget) is a 1,8 km long green island in the Danube (see my Must See Acitivity Tip "Margaret Island") and the City Park (Varosliget).
    The City Park is Budapests largest park and offers some interesting sights like the Heroes Square, the Vajdahunyad Castle and the Szechenenyi Bath. The City Park is located northeast of the Pest centre.

    Flowers on Margaret Island
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