Articles for Travel Tips

Souvenirs on a Shoestring

Souvenirs on a Shoestring November 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
An inevitable part of every holiday is buying souvenirs. The question is what to take home from Budapest that captures the essence of the city and can’t be found anywhere else in the world. And I’m not talking of the cliché T-shirts or mugs with “I love Budapest” written on them. You’re after...

Potty Training for Budapest

Potty Training for Budapest November 5, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Those new to Budapest, like babies, need to be potty trained! Knowing where to find the nearest rest room is just as essential as knowing where to have a good lunch… So, putting all potty humour aside, allow me to introduce Budapest in a new light! Toilet sign from the 19th Century Where Dodgy...

Stuck in Budapest During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Budapest During the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We all love holidays, but holiday travel can be so tedious: huge crowds, endless queues, delays, cancels… and that dreaded layover! Why can’t we just close our eyes and arrive at our destination? Worst-case scenario: You and your family are stranded in Budapest for an extra 6 hours due to a delay...

How to look like a local. Fast.

How to look like a local. Fast. October 22, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In general dress in Budapest is very casual: daringly brief in the summer, but now that it’s October people are wrapping up! The cold and wet autumn days call for cozy big jumpers and scarves, plus all this rain has made wellies a real necessity. High street shops such as Zara and H&M, found mainly...

Spa Hotels of Budapest

Spa Hotels of Budapest October 17, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
After having written a post about water in Budapest for the occasion of Blog Action Day, I thought it would be appropriate to follow it up with a special edition about the spa hotels of the city! Making the most of Budapest’s most valuable natural asset, these hotels cleverly combine class, comfort...

Bargaining in Budapest

September 10, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
I spent the last few days trekking across town, interviewing locals to find out about bargaining in Budapest. I learned the following: it has become a thing of the past. The tradition of bargaining seems to have lost the role it played 10-20 years ago, when in the early 90’s the disintegration...

Survival Guide to Public Transportation in Budapest

Survival Guide to Public Transportation in Budapest August 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
BKV vehicles: bus, tram, cog-wheeled railway, replacement bus, trolley, old tram, suburban railway, underground, funicular On visiting any city, having some sort of encounter with local transport is unavoidable! Getting from A to B using a completely foreign transportation system can be overwhelming,...

Top 5 places you’ve never heard of in Budapest

Top 5 places you’ve never heard of in Budapest August 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Starting with the major sights on visiting a new city is fair enough, but it is the hidden gems that really spice up the experience! Here are just 5 that (with great likelihood) no one has ever put on their top 10 places to visit in Budapest, or the top 20 for that matter! SIRIUS TEA HOUSE Why is it...

What to pack for Budapest

What to pack for Budapest July 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Being a capital city bang smack in the center of Europe, Budapest holds no surprises for what to pack, if you are planning to stay within the city. So pack the default of shoes, t-shirts, shower gel and city map. Excursions to the outskirts, or sporting programs will make the packing process a bit more...