This time I wasn’t planning to travel again but something happened. My cousin called me and suggest me taking a plane and going to center Europe. As I’m somebody who doesn’t know to refuse an offer there we went.
The first stop was in Hungary, Budapest. As I said, this plan wasn’t expected so I didn’t get any info about the country neither of the city. Now that I spent some days in the capital I can give you some advice:
- The currency is not the Euro, are Hungarian Forints. What means that 1 EUR is more or less the same than 325 HUF.
- In a restaurant, is very important not to say “thank you” when paying the bill. So it means that you don’t want the change back.
- About the Hungarian’s nature…well… they are not the more empathetic people I met but once you have the chance to meet them you realize they are actually good people 🙂
What I like to most about visiting a place are the viewpoints. So I check which one of the viewpoints suggested is the best and if you have to pay for the entrance.
In Budapest, there’s a well-known viewpoint located in Saint Stephen Basilica. But it’s not free. That means sometimes it’s better to bear in mind other options. Fortunately, there’s another view much better placed: in the Citadel. Moreover, it’s free and you can get by walk or take a bus that goes directly. Personally, I prefer walking rather than taking public transport.
Anyway, going to the Citadel for the breathtaking views is a perfect plan (the sunsets there are amazing) but it’s also a good idea to visit the Basilica (it’s free, they just ask for a donation).
What about the thermal baths in Budapest??
It’s one of the best experiences in the city!! I really recommend you to go. The one I visited was Szechenyi Bath. I went on the last day as I was exhausted from walking around the city.
It has several pools and each one has different temperatures and it has its function. Saunas are also found.
Another place that I loved during my stay in the city was the city park next to the Heroes Square. Depending on the season of the year you are able to see a flea market or to drink awesome beers! Even do sky skating! Moreover, the Szechenyi Bath is next to this place.