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Budapest, Hungary

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It is it the new Prague or the Paris of Central Europe – a place of romantic architecture and authentic old European traditions? Budapest is older than that, its Turkish thermal baths are testament to a long history on this picturesque bend of the Danube.

About more than appreciating the buildings and the art and culture that’s going on inside then, Budapest is the kinda town which evolves with change, so expect familiar foods and internet access as well as romance. The changes are coming thick and fast so plan a trip soon before beautiful Budapest cleans itself up into any other European city.

The best things to do in Budapest are stroll along the river on a summer evening by all the embracing couples and appreciate art and artefacts in the museums and try a Turkish bath.

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Getting from the Airport or Train Station to your hostel:

From Terminal 2. : Use the airport bus N: 200E to the terminal of the M3 blue line. Make sure you bought a ticket at the airport or on the airport bus and validate it immediately. 300 Ft/single ticket

From Terminal 1: Use the new rail link to Western Railway Station access to the M3 blue metro line. Fare: 300 Ft. Journey Time 25 minutes. Ticket can be purchased at the Tourism Office at the airport.

From the Train Stations: Use the metro to get to the inner city.

Getting Around Budapest:

Almost everything is within walking distance in Budapest. Buy 1-day travel card (1550 Ft)- which is valid for 24 hours from the indicated date and time (month, day, hour, minute) for an unlimited number of trips on buses, trams, trolleybuses, on metro, Millennium Underground, cogwheel-railway on the whole length of the line but on suburban railway only within the administrative boundaries of Budapest-if you use the public transport more than 5 times that day. 3 day passes are also available. The best deal if you walk a lot but stay longer to buy a 10 pieces discount coupon book for 2700 Ft.

Where to Eat:

Look for market halls, self-service worker's restaurants and butcher stores for cheap authentic Hungarian lunch. During the school year go to a university canteen. Food in Hungary is more than just Gulyas and Paprika chicken...

What To See:

Join the informative and entertaining Free Budapest Walking Tour daily at 10.30. a.m around the best sights Budapest has to offer including all academically relevant and practically inevitable information that tourist could not find out on their own without the eyes of a local.

Hints to Save Money in Budapest:

Use the all-night buses instead of taking cabs. Spend less than 2 hours at the thermal bath houses for repayment. Go to second hand clothing stores and buy Marks & Spencer, Gap and Next etc for 5-10 Euro. Go to historical cafe houses to read free newspapers and journals in English and German languages. Look for free city views from the hills in the inner city. Enjoy the loveliest free organ music at the St. Stephen Cathedral during the Sunday masses. Join the Free Communist Walking Tour Mon, Wed, Fri 3.30 p.m.instead of going to the Memento Statue Park, unless you have enough information and knowledge about the Communism. During the tour guides tell you everything about the everyday life, brainwash process, social conditions, human rights, secret agents, the cult of the party bosses and the chronology of the key events, other data and names. Join the Free Jewish Quarter and the Best Pubs Walking Tour, Tue, Thursday, Sat, at 3.30 p.m. if you want to find the hidden Jewish treasures of the neighborhood and the most authentic Hungarian free pubs with live DJ music and cheap beer.

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