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About my Trip to Budapest ::
We got to Budapest Tuesday night. It’s a BIG city! 1.7 million inhabitants. A lot bigger than the other cities we had been through. We got on the Buda side and saw millions of Information signs on the road! Everywhere, signs with that stupid letter I! For sure they weren’t all indicating the tourist info office, so which to follow? We randomly chose one and ended up at the train station in Buda. No one was able to help so we went to a major hotel, they told us where the real Information Desk was and gave us a small map of Budapest. The tourist office gave us some addresses to check out for cheap hostels. We visited a couple and finally decided on the Colors Hostel for 10 EUR per night per person. Real cheap and great services! It was a small apartment with 30 beds, cable TV, kitchen etc… very comfortable.
We left the car in the street at night, the next morning we parked it outside the city center in an underground parking lot. Parking is expensive in Budapest! We misunderstood the amount the parking cost. We thought it was written a price per day but it was a price per hour! Ended up paying more than 20 EUR for 3 day parking! OUCH!
Budapest has a subway system and you buy the tickets from a homeless guy siting outside the station! We couldn’t believe it so we asked cops inside the train station who confirmed the information. On certain popular touristic streets in Pest, people are there 24 hours a day to sell you strip clubs or anything else you’d want. Even if you say no, they’ll follow you for a while just to make sure you don’t change your mind. One guy we kept on running into, we ended up by saying hello to the guy each time we’d cross “his” area.
You need to pay for each mayo or ketchup sauce in fast food restaurants. I lost a bet with Samy about this. We spent a couple hours at the Gellert thermal bath/spa. A beautiful place to relax and enjoy a muscular massage by a tough Hungarian woman. We visited the Buda Castle on the banks of the Danube river. Some nice architecture. Big Christmas Markets and good Goulash.
We left Budapest early afternoon on Friday only to get stuck in a major traffic jam! Took us an hour to leave the city! Traffic jams early afternoon! How bad is it during rush hour?
About Budapest ::
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. The official spoken language is Hungarian. In 2007 Budapest had 1,696,128 inhabitants with official agglomeration of 2,421,831, down from a mid-1980s peak of 2.1 million. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the amalgamation on 17 November 1873 of right-bank Buda and Óbuda together with Pest on the left bank.
The city is home to the largest synagogue in Europe, the largest medicinal bath in Europe and the third largest Parliament building in Europe, once the largest in the world. The third largest church in Europe and the second largest Baroque castle in the world are in the vicinity.
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