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Miscellaneous: I do a lot of research before I travel to any location, I am very well informed about the options for transport to and from the airport. I'm a big history buff, so I tend to read up on the history of the city I am traveling to, the local customs, the expectations the locals have on travelers. I tend to get a hold of a map and familiarize myself a bit with the streets and where my hotel is in relation to all the "important" places to visit. I will also go online with my bank to check to see if there is a branch location making my cash withdrawal easier and cheaper.
I will also make a tentative itinerary when I have only a few days, but I will not commit myself to that list. It is a way for me to narrow down the places I would like to see. This proves to be a good way to see as much as I do, but allows me to be spontaneous as well.
A few days before traveling I will also check the weather to have a better guide of my packing list.
Updated Feb 27, 2008
Luggage and bags: For a short visit like the one to Budapest I usually take a carry on (the one my pup is sitting on). I will also take along a great handbag, like my Coach or Gucci, which are large enough to carry my travel book, my journal, reading materials, my ipod pencil (I love writing in pencil) and any research I've done about the location.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I'm always prepared for the best and worst weather and traveling to Budapest during the winter time narrowed my clothing options. I knew I was going to do quite a bit of walking, so my MC Harley Davidson boots are my best friend for walking in colder weather and they are quite "fashionable" (no need to forsake fashion for function). I also take along a pair of my comfy medium heeled boots for night time. A few pair of jeans, a few warm sweaters, lite cotton long sleeve tops (in case the weather was warmer), my trusty umbrella, my pashmina scarf that can double as a blanket on the flight.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I'll always pack travel size toiletries as well. I have very long hair and I am super picky with the shampoo and conditioner I use along with the type of soap I bath with, so I always carry my own. I also take a few "first aid" items as I will admit that since I do a lot of walking, there have been times where I have taken a fall (yeah, I am a bit of a klutz at times :)
Photo Equipment: My trusty digital, two memory cards, so I can take as many pictures as my little heart desires.
Miscellaneous: I'm asthmatic, so I must carry my meds with me...I also wear contact lenses so an extra pair along with my glasses are always in my bag.
Updated Feb 27, 2008
Luggage and bags: From my own experience, pack as light as possible so you don't have to lug your suitcases if you have to.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot if you want to see as much as possible and your feet will get tired. If you are going in May, it could be a warm month (May of 2006) was very warm so if every month of May in Budapest is the same (temperature wise), bring light shirts/polo shirt and brighter colors (no black/dark brown) as you will get very hot and very quickly.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring the usual things, but if you forget, they are all available in Budapest at about the same or lower price than what you would have paid in US.
Written Feb 11, 2007
Luggage and bags: Extra bag (soft) to expand capacity after buying lots of souvenirs, books and posters. You go with one bag with the soft one inside and come back with two!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Rain coat, umbrella, plastic hat...whatever you want to protect from rain if it happens.
Photo Equipment: Lots!
Miscellaneous: Good walking shoes...
Written Sep 11, 2006
Miscellaneous: The water in this country is weird!! You can only seem to buy sparking water everywhere and even that tasted weird. One day I stumbled across a supermarket called, "Match" and found Volvic mineral water. It was like finding gold!!
Written Jun 10, 2006
Luggage and bags: Bring a day pack for all of the walking you'll do. We were here in March and the weather was a bit gloomy but pleasant enough to walk every day. I'm guessing that we walked somewhere between 4-10 miles a day depending on the day.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring good walking shoes. Both because it's easy to walk around the cities (Buda & Pest), but also because some of the sidewalks are very uneven and you want to make sure that you don't twist an ankle anywhere, especially in some of the old parts of the cities.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Febreeze - helps with the fact that all of our clothes smelled like cigarette smoke and fried food at the end of every day. We just spritzed them and were good to go.
We stayed at the nH Budapest and they had toiletries in each room if you forgot anything at home.
Photo Equipment: We brought 2 cameras - a regular pocket 35 mm and a digital camera. We used both. Just remember to bring extra film or SD cards because there's so much to take pictures of. Seemed to be plenty of places to buy film, but you can bring it with you.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your swim suit! The baths are great - we went to the Szechenyi Baths and spent about 2.5 hours in the outdoor baths and the sauna. Whenever the baths are mixed you will need a suit. Even some of the non-mixed will require suits so be aware. Also bring a towel - you can rent them, but sometimes things get lost in translation (or the lack of translation).
Written Mar 30, 2006
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We visited in August and experienced a severe change in the weather. The first two days it was extremely hot and the 3rd day it was cold and rainy. So even in the summer it's a good idea to pack a rain coat, sweater and an umbrella.
Miscellaneous: If you plan on visiting the baths, pack a swim cap if you have one or else you'll have to wear the shower caps they sell
Updated Feb 26, 2006
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: during my visit to Budapest i met one problem. i felt bad, had some sort of not wide spread sickness. not that i was gonna die, but it made me feel uncomfortable. I was looking for Drug-store. It was really hard to find any moreover if u're half a km outside of the city centre. I got used that in my city there are planty of chemists and many of them are open 24/7. Finally spending a lot of time on search i found a drug store where a women didn't speak any other language besides local. using any possible way to explain her what disturbed me, including body language and gestures i asked her to save me. she sold me something being complitely not sure what she gave, i bought something being complitely not sure - will i survive after using it or not. when i finally visited doctor in Manchetser after coming back from Budapesh- she said this medicine has nothing to do with my disease, but it didn't made u any bad. anyway, ppl, always take medicines with yourself, at least on what u can predict may happen with u.
Written Jan 31, 2006
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just a few trains are quite clean. above all the toilet ..so go in advance if you are a girl cos it not more comfortable have to go one get in and take wih u a roll paper because there often isnt
Photo Equipment: So useful will be a tripod for night shots above all at Buda hill
Written Nov 23, 2005
Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
We visited a bath every single day of our trip
and enjoyed it a lot. After that week my skin
had never feld that smooth.
But it doesn't work for your hair... my hair was
as dry that it would probably catch fire if I walked
too long in the sun. And it looked like one of
those bushes that has to roll over the screen
in those very warm and desolated villages
in westernmovies.So take some conditioner
with you. Some extra towels wont hurt either.
Another thing to take with you when you go bathing
is something to put on your head.
Only the géllert bath provides a ridiculous
blue double plastic thing to put on your head.
At the other baths if there is a swimming
section you need to bring it yourself.
Updated Oct 30, 2004
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