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Is Budapest a safe city to walk in the night?

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Anonymous asked 8 years ago
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Budapest Guide Staff answered 8 years ago

Security in Budapest - Some general hints

 
The general public security situation in the capital can be said to be good on an international average, and still it is better if tourists are prepared for certain situations so that they do not end up feeling cheated.
 
In general the tourist’s wallet is in greatest danger, and so it is advisable when using public transport, at shopping centres, markets or any other busy area where people are jostling around to pay extra attention to wallets, purses and bags.
 
Taxis are best pre-booked by phone; there is no chance that you will pick up the one or two "private taxis" who charge outrageous fares. (For phone numbers of reputable companies, see our article about Taxies)
 
Always ask for a menu showing all the prices before choosing which restaurant to eat at. This way you can rule out any unpleasantness caused by overcharging.
 
Never get mixed up in changing money or gambling on the street. Carry documents, money and credit cards in a closed, inner pocket, and don’t carry a lot of cash around town.
 
Never leave valuables in your car.

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