Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1472 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
I've been there 3 times. I must addmitt that I was only 12 when I last visited. I remember the city as being very beautiful.
Now as an adult, I've heard there's an awesome nightlife and I know for a fact the women there are very beautiful. You should enjoy it. So here are a few things you should do:
1. Don't go alone.
2. Don't go with your girlfriend.
3. Don't go with anybody that knows your girlfriend.
4. Go with your buddies.
5. Be nice to people. Hungarians are cool, but if you piss them off you'll regret it
6. Never refuse if anybody offers you food.
7. Never refuse if anybody offers you drinks.
8. DON'T GET DRUNK AND PASS OUT.
Ok that's about it.
Sorry, I can't remember where we stayed or how much it was... my mom and dad took care of that.
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TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
I was there last year. It's very cool, but unlike Prague, which has really developed big time and seems quite Western, Budapest still has an edge to it... you definitely know you're behind the former Iron Curtain.... at least on the Pest side. Buda is on the hill, and where the Palace and museums are. Pest is where the nightlife/action is, but as I mentioned, it definitely isn't as developed or hopping as Western capitals (Vienna, Berlin, etc). It's very charming, but also a bit stark.
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2646 times:
Budapest is perfect for a 2-3 days visit.
The Castle, the cable car and old Buda streets, the baths (try it !), old Pest cafés, the Parliament (really worth a visit), a pinch of night life.
Be careful, women are terribly attractive...beware of astonishing ladies sitting at the hotel bar.
Not plenty of good restaurants, but there is a first class typical place on Buda hill which serves remarkable game (right season for that). Ask a local.
When asked to drink, ask for a Pushta cocktail. People will love you.
If you make it 3 days, an afternoon and evening at Lake Balaton is a good idea.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6376 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
I am in Budapest at least once a year. It is an amazing city. I usually can occupy myself with a week there each year, as well as time with my family elsewhere in Hungary.
Budapest has a very comfortable, at home feeling about it. There is a ton to see and do at a very reasonable price. For shopping, the main tourist trap area is Vaci utca, just east of the Danube.
Check out the MAGYAR ÁLLAMI OPERAHÁZ (Opera House), it's beautiful inside. It's right off the 'Opera' stop of the metro on Andrassy utca. Andrassy utca has tons of shopping, and some great restaurants.
Parliament is worth a check as well. Impressive both inside and out.
One thing I would suggest doing is a cruise down the Danube for an hour or an hour and a half. It is most impressive to be on the river at sunset, so you see the city from the river during both day and night.
It's a great city, and there is a ton to do. Enjoy!
By the way, avoid taxi's at all costs. The subways, buses, and trams are cheap and efficient, while the taxi's will rip you off.
BOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2564 times:
I have an uncle that was from Budapest, I will talk to him and see what he can remember. I know that he was never so glad to escape and come to Canada back as a child but I am sure things have changed for the better.
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
Got one thanx,
You should try telling that to alex or should I say luke... I haven't been sure what to call alex recently... MYT332, Luke, Ass Hole... Seems like he has had quite alot of names, some of them too innaproprate for this forum :P
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
MYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
You just really make me laugh Kev, god im just biting my tongue so badly here...Well maybe when you hit puberty you'll mature as for now, just stay the hell away from me. If you won't, then this might come in handy 01293 562345.