no clean trains
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
A lot of films or Digital card
Photo Equipment: This city is very beautiful - so many places to see , so many things to do.
A lot of monuments , statues , buildings , good food , green parks , The danube.
Take a lot of film or digital media if you are using digital camera.
If you are using Digital SLR to to take a good lens that will cover a good range - something like 28-135 or 18-200 will be very good to capture a lot.
For Digital camera (not SLR) - an optical zoom X6 to X15 will be very good option.
If you are planning some night shots take a tripod with you - it will make your pictures better.
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My guide book in Hungary
Miscellaneous: Here it is my guide book that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Hungary.
Hungary. Polyglott Verlag GmbH, Munchen, 1999, 96 pages.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are planning to walk a lot around the city you must take good and comfortable walking shoes.
The distances here are big and you might find yourself walking a lot from sight to sight even if you will use public transportation like the metro or tram.
For example - on the first day i walked from the hotel on Kelvin square to the Jewish synagogue and from there around the Jewish quarter and to heroes square from Andrassy street - something like 10 km.
Rain every month
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are visiting Budapest in the winter you MUST bring warm clothes and an umbrella !!!
But in the summer also bring a scarf or a small jacket for the evening near the Danube and a small umbrella with you just in case it will rain - we had 2 rainy days on our trip although it was July and very hot.
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.
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Luggage and bags: Bring a little backpack for shopping etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer can be really hot in this city, better bring sunmilk and a cap with you.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your bathing suit......and a bathcap if you have.....the most baths recommend it!
Miscellaneous: If you don't bring an actuall book, at least print out some useful phrases. I've found that when I carry a phrase book, I often don't use it because when you're actually talking to someone you don't have time to refer to the book. They're good to study on the plane, but you might want to carry a small page with just the basic survival phrases.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Budapest can have some very hot summers but unless you are planning on heading out there then I suggest you pack some warm weather clothes and waterproofs. If travelling in March (like we did) may I suggest that the wet weather clothes are a must!
Also take a pair of comfortable walking shoes as most of the city can easily be covered on foot
don't get sick
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.
Luggage and bags: Bring a small tote bag to carry your sandals, bathing suit, etc. when you go to the baths.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Be sure to bring a pair of water proof sandals to wear at the baths. In the co-ed bath you'll need to wear a bathing suit.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring body lotion to moisturize your skin after visiting the baths.
Luggage and bags: Being an airline employee, you learn not to overpack. In the past couple of years I have learned that 2 carryons is plenty. 1 smaller sized rollerbag and a small carryon bag that fits over the pull handle.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Only pack the essentials, comfortable walking shoes, travel shoes, and dressy shoes for going out. Clothing: take comfortable clothing. What I learned this year is that they style in Hungary is anything goes.Bring a light jacket for summer nights and something a bit warmer in the fall.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Be sure to bring electrical converters for your hairdryer.
Photo Equipment: I used a dig camera on this trip. brought the battery charger and extra batteries just in case.
Luggage and bags: Budapest is very civilized. Staying in hotels, eating in restaurants is there as common as in Amsterdam or New York. So you know what you need.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Everyone is well dressed. So behave !
Good walking shoes for the city is something you might need. Rain is quiet normal there, so be prepared.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Normal. No extra supply needed. Everything is available in the shops.
Photo Equipment: Also on this one: Everything is available in the shops.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A VT member has asked me:
'I heard years ago that blue jeans were very hard to get in Hungary and that people would try to buy your blue jeans from you while you were walking down the street. Is this still true?'
I suggest packing blue jeans only for yourself, since getting one did not cause severe problems in the past 25-30 years, lol!
Luggage and bags: When packing, it's important to know the value and contents of each bag, just in case they're lost. Label them with your name, contact number and destination address in Budapest if traveling as a couple, group or family, avoid packing each person's clothes into just one bag/case. That way, even if you do lose baggage, you'll still have some fresh clothes on day two.
If you plan to take a PC notebook onto a flight, international safety regulations mean you won't be able to use it during takeoff and landing.
Photo Equipment: 35 mm film lost or damaged during developing, laboratories are only obliged to replace it with another of the same value.
Miscellaneous: Your guidebook is your best resource for finding important information such as places to stay, eat, local customs, everything you need to know about the city or country that you're in.
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