Do NOT try to catch free rides...
Do NOT try to catch free rides on the subway. Controls are very frequent and you will probably be spotted as a foreigner and therefore even more prone to investigation. It's not expensive to buy a pass for several days whereas the fine can be a lot if you're on a tight travelling budget!..
Hungary is home of the gypsies...
Hungary is home of the gypsies and gypsies love to rob and steal. So watch your wallets and hand bags.
Also watch out for the prostitutes, they rather take your money then earn it.
If it is to good to be true then it is not.
I don't wanna scare anyone,...
I don't wanna scare anyone, but Budapest as a 2-million-big city has obviously dangers to foreigners. When you're out during the night (less dangerous in daylight), try to avoid dark places and streets. Most of the clubs and discos are located in the 'core' of Budapest, but this core is neighbored by dark district: so use streets which are wide and lightened. Night transport is very good, so there's no need to walk in empty streets.
One other thing to mention, if you wanna buy anything on the street, take care how much money you give for it. There are some people who try become rich with this deal, it even to happens to us, Hungarians.
Budapest is also a cafe...
Budapest is also a cafe culture kind of town, much like Vienna, and has great pastries at a fraction of the cost. This can add up to some extra pounds when you leave. My favorite was Retes on Bajcsy-Zsilinszky, near Deak ter Metro station.
THE LADY WHO RENTED US THE...
THE LADY WHO RENTED US THE APPARTMENT SPENT A LOT OF TIME EXPLAINING WHAT NOT TO DO. AND THE MAIN THING WE FELT WAS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MONEY INSPECTOR. THEY ARE POSING AS POLICE. JUST SAY YOU DONT HAVE MONEY ON YOU.AND WALK AWAY.ALSO THERE IS NO PASSPORT CONTROL EITHER.
Train glitch:If you're on a...
If you're on a long-distance train in Hungary, make certain you are aware if some of the cars are taken off and sent to a second destination somewhere during the trip. This often happens on the Budapest-Sopron route (Sopron is on the Austrian border). Half the train goes to Sopron, the other half to Szombathely, some 60 kilometers to the south. The split takes place about two-thirds ofthe way to Sopron. We got caught out that way. My wife went off to smoke in the dining car while I napped. She didn't notice the change, for there was no announcement in anything other than Hungarian, and we had an unexpected 'adventure.'
Be sure that you see a written...
Be sure that you see a written price for any food or drink before you order it. There are places in Budapest that will charge outrageous amounts of money to tourists. This week two Irish tourists were charged $800 for two beers in a certain pub near the center of town, across from a major hotel. The bouncer took all the money they had, then escorted the tourists across the street to the cash machine to withdraw the balance to pay their tab.
Dogs Roam Free
Every dog we encountered in Budapest was without a leash. I normally don't mind but some dogs were rather large and you never know if they are agressive.
The tunnel on Adam Clark
Don't enter the tuneel on Adam clark square , below castle district and in front of the chain bridge.
It is air polluted.
Watch out for these "taxis". If they don't have a company name on the exterior of the vehicle you may end up paying a whole lot more than you bargained for.
Be avare of to do this by yourself! This scene was shot by professionals! You are taking a potential risk of injury!
just kidding, we had a lot of fun in budapest
There are lots of peep shows in Budapest.
If suddenly you are in a place like this (because you thought it was a quiet bar or something...) you are in for a big surprise...
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Tunnel - Do not walk!
The Tunnel under the Castle Hill is quite nice, covered with mosaics, but still: do_not walk across, because...well, let's just say that the air is not really fresh in there! :/
Make sure you get what you really wanted.....
Sure, if there is a window in your room you will have a view. The question is, what is it a view of?
Hopefully you don't end up with a "stunning" view like the people living in this building.....
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DODGE THE DODGY
Watch out for dodgy folk trying to convert your money into old useless notes.
Remember that people drive on the RIGHT (i.e wrong for me!) handside.
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