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    I don't wanna scare anyone,...

    by Olyo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.
    That's all.

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    Budapest is also a cafe...

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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  • THE LADY WHO RENTED US THE...

    by jimbosee Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Train glitch:If you're on a...

    by DesertRat Written Sep 6, 2002

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    Train glitch:

    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.'

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  • Be sure that you see a written...

    by angel_wing Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Dogs Roam Free

    by cjg1 Written Dec 20, 2008

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    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.

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    The tunnel on Adam Clark

    by ophiro Updated Jul 11, 2008

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    Don't enter the tuneel on Adam clark square , below castle district and in front of the chain bridge.

    It is air polluted.

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    Fake Taxis

    by bluebug Written Aug 12, 2005

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    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.

    fake taxi

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    DRAGONS!!!

    by bobiko Written Jun 20, 2005

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    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

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    Peep shows

    by Rapand Written Nov 25, 2004

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    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!

    by MedioLatino Written Nov 24, 2004

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    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! :/

    Inside the tunnel

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    Make sure you get what you really wanted.....

    by balfor Written Jul 11, 2004

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    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.....

    Room with a view
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    DODGE THE DODGY

    by Duffelgirl Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    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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    adult entertainment

    by Imbi Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Do not order beverage or food service without first seeing a menu and verifying the cost, at some restaurants and nightclubs featuring "adult entertainment."

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    Do not gamble with the...

    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Do not gamble with the gypsies!I saw these guys near the lookout point on Gellert Hill.Also beware at the Fisherman's Bastion.

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