Our Europe Trip – #Hungary – #Introduction
As a landlocked country in Central Europe, Hungary is borders as Slovakia (north), Ukraine (northeast), Austria (northwest), Romania (east), Serbia (south), Croatia (southwest), and Slovenia (west). The territory of modern Hungary was from centuries inhabited by different succession of peoples, while cities and towns of all sizes have preserved their classic old historical attractions🏛🏛🏛, many of which exhibit influences from various cultures. There are many beautiful buildings🏘🏙🏤 spread around Hungary with many important ones based in Budapest. Today Hungary is wholly Budapest-centred, the town of two cities — Buda and Pest — on either side of the Danube. From beautiful Budapest – the city of lights🌆🌇🌃 – to its many quaint villages and fantastic scenery, Hungary evokes a strong sense of medieval and nouveau at every turn.
From Prague, Czech Republic, we continue our journey with toward the last Europe Country travel trip – Budapest, Hungary. Early booking on website for purpose of get the best deal while current we choose Flixbus🚌🚌🚍 – one of the numerous long-distance bus companies, as our transport journey. The standard of the interior are let us feel comfortable and relaxing with sit in the seat of bus, Flixbus using 6 and half hours deliver us to the Budapest Nepliget Bus station. The cost of bus ticket is lower price as 17.99€++ for adult.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary and known as a gem💎💎💎 in Central Europe is become as the administrative, commercial, and industrial center of Hungary. The city straddles the Danube (Hungarian: Duna) River in the magnificent natural setting where the hills of western Hungary meet the plains stretching to the east and south. It consists of two parts, Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges🌉🌉🌉. With the wide Danube winding through its center, one of Europe’s most stunning skylines and its straight-out-of-a-storybook scenery—innumerable palatial buildings⛪🕍🏰, ornate old-world cafés🍽🍴🥄, and the mighty Danube River rippling beneath an octet of bridges—Budapest is a picturesque metropolis. The city setting is stunning with a rich architectural and historical heritage: it offers an unmatched combination of culture, blooming gastronomy. Simultaneously, explore the Hungarian capital’s spa culture at thermal baths♨♨♨ built in the 16th and 17th century.
It is at a cultural and creative crossroads, you’ll find that Budapest’s unique blend of old and modern makes the city an architectural paradise😍😍😍. The city’s got character, impressive architecture and a youthful atmosphere. We’ve spent 8 days in the Budapest, Hungary, same as previous three countries with booking stay belongs on Airbnb in the website and we choose for stay in unique places as locals. For our accommodation, it is an old and architecturally valuable building of vast studio apartment in the residential neighbourhoods. Charm, cobbled alleyways and atmosphere, and the buildings are about one hundred years old, with thick walls, high ceilings, and motifs on the front wall. Stunning old buildings which have been restored and are now equipped with every modern convenience with a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area with a sofa🛋🛋🛋, a double bed🛏🛏🛏 and freestanding bathtubs with shower🛁🛁🛁 and a hairdryer. A fridge, an oven and stovetop are also provided, as well as a kettle.
Almost all of them whose visit oversea knows using ATM🏧🏧🏧cash withdrawal, fees can really vary when using foreign ATMs. The ATM card holders💳💳💳 may charge a fee for withdrawals. Your home bank may charge a flat fee or a percentage as a withdrawal fee. In Budapest, you can find ATM machine which have mention NO ATM FEE, that mean you would not change for local ATM fee, but your own bank will likely charge a fee for transactions abroad. Attention: You must withdrawal the cash by using HUF currency not the EUR currency because the same amount of currency you withdraw the oversea charge for HUF currency is more lower.
Grocery shopping🛒🛒🛒is the most essential type of shopping and for us shopping in a new country can be heaps of fun. One-stop shopping experience in Grocery shopping would give us a lot of help, such as during our Europe Trip buy some fresh or instant food to cook by ourselves for travel cost effective. In Budapest, supermarket and convenience store remains one of the most competitive industries and you can easy find different company of supermarket chains, they all including Tesco, Aldi, Spar (ASPIAG), Lidl, Auchan, Penny Market, Coop, CBA, Reál. In the city center, you’ll be spoilt for choice as there’s a shop on almost every corner, some of them open 24/7🏪🏪🏪.While, we go to Spar which located near our accommodation for buy some groceries and the goods (can be seen on photo) and total price are 2873 HUF (8.68€). Although the supermarket in Budapest city center are offering a wide variety of food, beverages and household products, organized into sections and shelves. But we want buy some travelling souvenir goods so we decide go to the large footprints of hypermarket that location in out-of-town with a little far distance from the city center.
We ride the public bus🚌🚌🚌 to the Auchan hypermarket, a big-box stores which is more focus on an expansive retail facility and have many different brands including their own brand of merchandise available at any one time including full groceries lines and general merchandise. Because of Auchan hypermarket business models focusing on high-volume and low-margin sales, we can buy all our routine shopping needs in lower price🤩🤩🤩. Well, very delight with only spend 8,835 HUF (13.58€) for buy a lot of grocery, dessert and souvenir goods ( can be seen on photo). You are not wrongly, the total price for merchandise of the 3 photo just only spend for 8,835 HUF (13.58€)😃😃😃.
Overall, Budapest transport can be the pricey compare to other during our Europe trip so planning using what kind of transport is very important. If you same as us travel to or from the airport in Budapest, use the airport bus🚌🚌🚌 that is the most affordable way to get into the city, the ride is simple and fast. The airport bus (200E) takes you to the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (Line M3). From this metro terminal, one can continue with the metro line🚈🚈🚈 M3 and reach the city centre. OR you can take 100E bus, from the airport🛬🛬🛬 direct to the city center and the bus stops at Kálvin square and Astoria and the last stops is at Deák Ferenc Square. At Airport, there is a bus stop just outside Budapest airport arrivals and 100E ticket price is 900 HUF (2.71€) single trip. Airport bus tickets🎫🎫🎫 are can be purchased at different points; machines next to the airport bus stop; the ticket machines at the bus stop and train station; at the post office🏤🏤🏤. By the way, you can also direct purchased the tickets from the driver when boarding the airport bus(Note: One-way tickets and travel cards can`t be use).
As we mentioned above, the price of transport fees for this country a little higher so for our suggestion walking🚶♀️🚶♀️🚶♂️ is probably your best bet. Same as us, easy walking around city because most of Budapest’s city center and historic districts are easily accessible by foot. Simultaneously, Budapest as sprawling metropolis which has one of the richest public transportation systems of all European capitals. As Budapest has an excellent public transportation system with four metro lines and vast system of streetcars (or trams) and trolleybuses. Single tickets and travel cards are valid within the administrative boundaries of Budapest for all metro🚈🚈, bus🚌🚌, trolleybus and tram🚋🚋 services. Outer suburbs are well served by trains (suburban railway) so you need an extension ticket for the suburban railway🚉🚉. (Note: One-way tickets and travel cards can`t be use).
A single ticket🎫🎫 costs 350 HUF (1.05€) is valid for one ride which each time you board a new vehicle you need to validate a new ticket. They have different type of travel cards🎫🎫 which the cards are valid for an unlimited number of rides and valid for a longer period of time from the date and time indicated on them. You can buy the single ticket and travel card from Customer Centers in the Metro station or at ticket vending machines that can be found at the busier bus and tram stops and all metro stations. In Budapest, you will not find ticket inspectors or gates that only let you through with a valid ticket. On buses, trams, trolleybuses and metro, validation machines using for insert the ticket and the machine stamps ticket automatically. Of cause, don’t think🤔🤔 for no need buy the ticket, ticket inspectors can ask for your tickets on the road and if you not have tickets to validate, the penalty fee is 8000 HUF(24.10€) on the spot😮😮. In Budapest, you will not find online for booking Uber so you want a comfortable and easy transport travel you only can ride taxi🚕🚕🚕.
While, continuous follow us start our Budapest, Hungary Journey ” A Journey for Mixture of Art Medieval and Nouveau”.
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