Backpacking through Europe had been on my bucket list for quite some time! After months of planning and research my husband and I found the perfect destination and finally took the plunge! Regal architecture, colourful ruin bars, cobbled streets, quaint cafes, homegrown wine and vibrant street art. What's there not to love about Budapest?
Things to Remember
Visa: You need Schengen visa to visit Hungary. Take a visa appointment atleast 2 months in advance for hassle free travel.
Early Flight Booking: The sooner you book, the better deals you get.
Public transport: The best way to explore and experience the city is on foot but the bus network connects Buda Hill with Pest and has good frequency. There are also trams that run parallel to the Danube river bank and are great for sight seeing.
Currency: Although Budapest accepts the Euro, we found the conversion rate and prices of everyday expenses like public transport, food and sight seeing entry cheaper in the local currency: Hungarian forint.
Research: The city has so much to offer and every traveller is looking for different kinds of experiences. Whether its architecture, art, night life or cuisine do your research in advance so you can make the most of your trip.