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Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Budapest! I love this city, and I spent the whole day wandering around the city by foot!! Walking from Buda to Pest area was a nice experience because I could see closely the daily life of the people, the fresh market colored with spices, the amazing construction of the parliament building, and also the legendary river, the Danube. I admired the Magyars, that is how they called the people of Hungary, because they still preserve their culture and history.
It seems that they are serious in tourism business. When I was there in 2004, I arrived in Budapest train station, there at the entrance was a group of a people that were ready to drive me to my hostel, and it was for free. First I was suspicious but then other tourists were joining us.
Budapest is also the best place for shopping. Everything is cheap, and you can fine locals as well as branded items.
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Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Shopping, history, nature, health/wealth - Budapest has it all. Stay on the most cheap and hip side of the river, Pest. Take at least 3 whole days here. The city is well known for its health care and spa resorts.
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Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
House of Terror - Museum Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times. http://www.traveltohungary.com/english/sights/sight.php?id=58#null I don`t need to say too much about this place, but if you don`t know much history of Budapest and the Starlin days, this Museum is worth the visit. I found it very strange inside and creepy. There are some rooms which make you feel quite sick in the stomach. You have to go to know what I am talking about.
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Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Budapest, the capital of hungary is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Budapest can be divided into Buda and Pest which are like two different cities.
Buda - On the hilly westside of the Danube - for sight and history
Pest - The flat east side of the Danube - the commercial hub.

With green filled parks full of charming pleasures, museums that will inspire, and a pulsating nightlife that is on par to its European counterparts, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Getting to Budapest. Budapest is very well connected to the outside world. Connected by airways from all over the world. Direct flights available from most major cities in europe, and some countries from africa, middle east and asia. Budapest international airport is called Ferihegy and is about 16 km from the city center. Transport from the airport to city is mainly by car and bus. But from terminal 1 one can catch the train to the city as well. Due to its location in the centre of europe, budapest is well connected by train and bus services to most european cities. Budapest has many railway stations called palayduvar. the main ones being keleti, deli and nyugati palayduvar (eastern, southern and western railway station). Stations are well connected to each other and to the city. Coming by bus is a great option. The main bus stations are Népliget autóbuszállomás, Stadion autóbuszállomás, Árpád híd autóbuszállomás and Etele téri autóbuszállomás. Bus stations are called autóbuszállomás. Taxis - this is very dangerous area. One has to be very careful using taxis in budapest. Try to enter well established taxi services. Avoid the guys standing by the railwaystations offering taxi services. Boat - there is a hydrofoil services to vienna and bratislava on danube from april to november. Orientation is not a big problem in Budapest. River Danube splits the city in two areas: Buda and Pest. Aside from the very center, the city's structure is quite logical. Landmarks in Buda as the Royal Castle or Citadella Castle also help you to find your way. Besides the Danube itself, the best reference points for orienting yourself are the bridges crossing the river. From North to South, they are:

Árpád Bridge ( Árpád híd )
Margaret Bridge ( Margit híd )
Chain Bridge ( Széchenyi lánchíd ) - most photgraphed bridge in budapest
Elisabeth Bridge ( Erzsébet híd )
Liberty Bridge ( Szabadság híd )
Petőfi Bridge ( Petőfi híd )
Lágymányosi Bridge ( Lágymányosi híd ) Walking in Budapest ia advised. Lots of Pedestrian zone and these zones are well respected by vehicle users. Excellent public transport system that connects the entire city. Three Metro lines and fourth under construction, trams, trolley buses and buses will get you anywhere in budapest. Travel cards are lot less expensive than single tickets. Make sure you have the tickets at all times and beware of the ticket inspectors - known for their nasty nature and rotten behaviour. to be continued
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Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
I booked the Hop on Hop Off Bus tour online and had to go to 3 different stops, and repeating a few to finally cash my voucher in for the tickets. I would not recommend booking prior on line to avoid the repetitive hassle. I also recommend looking into some of the other tour companies becasue they offer some very interesting views of the city (history wise) the the Hop On/ Off is very light on.
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