Budapest, Hungary, by Megan Funk

Hungary, Budapest Guide (B): Budapest, Hungary, by Megan Funk

Joe and I went to Budapest for the first time in September of this year and absolutely loved it. All I really knew about it was that it was an awesome place to go in your 20s and that it is known as the "Paris of the east." I didn't have many expectations. If you've been to Prague, you know how great the exchange rate is for Americans. Budapest is the same. You can live like a king or queen for nearly pennies compared to what you'd pay for the same trip in London, Paris, Stockholm, etc. which are much more expensive. Check out my list of recommendations of what to do and where to go at the very end of the article.

Budapest blew what little expectations I did have out of the water. It was breathtakingly gorgeous and the architecture was extremely unique. Everywhere you looked you'd see an even prettier building. Everything seemed so regal and looked like a castle. I went to Budapest with no expectations and left with a new favorite city.

Surprisingly to many, Budapest is composed of two completely separate districts: Buda and Pest, which are bisected by the beautiful Danube River and some really cool, historic bridges. The Chain Bridge and the Liberty Bridge are most notable in my opinion. It's technically one city, but with two very different personalities. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Budapest, Hungary, by Megan Funk
Guide Location: Hungary » Budapest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Széchenyi Chain Bridge   Andrássy Avenue   Varosliget Park   Budapest parliament building   Faust Wine Cellar   Saint Stephen’s Basilica   Gellert Hill and Statue   Két Szerecsen   My Little Melbourne   Zappa Café   Bock Bisztro   Spiler   TG Italiano   Frici Papa   Pesti Disznó   Szimpla  
Author: Megan Peters
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