Update: After one year of the „test” period of this regulation, the Hungarian Government has withdrawn this rule, so all shops and trading units are opened or closed after its own decision.
Most of them are happy to serve you on Sundays, but it is better to check their opening hours in advance if that supplier is important for you on the weekend.… Read the rest here →
Parts of Budapest, especially, Váci utca in the city center, are notorious for "consume girls", who target solo male foreigners.
A couple of attractive young women (they’re not difficult to spot) will approach you, get talking and, without wasting any time, "invite" you to a bar of their choice.… Read the rest here →
If you’re doing a lot of sightseeing in the Hungarian capital, you might be tempted to buy a Budapest Card to save money.
For 7500Ft (48hr - 24.5 EUR) or 8900Ft (72hr - 29.2 EUR), it covers travel in most of the city, entry to over sixty museums, and affords discounts of up to 50% in some shops and restaurants as well as on some sightseeing programmes and cultural and folklore events.… Read the rest here →
With no doubt, Budapest is safe and a child-friendly city. There are plenty places to entertain young ones. Hungarians tend to be welcoming to kids without making them the centre of attention as you might experience it in Italy.
Facilities are a bit patchy, though; while the network of playgrounds is marvellous, nappy-changing facilities (pelenkázó in Hungarian) are hard to find (but we find more & more in last years) – they’re mostly concentrated in big shopping malls.… Read the rest here →
Cycling is finally catching on in Budapest – cyclist numbers have risen sharply and cycle lanes are more or less fast, but appearing. It isn’t easy riding: car drivers are only beginning to be aware of cyclists and you also have to contend with sunken tram-lines and bumpy cobbles and bad air pollution.… Read the rest here →