Hungary ? Anything known.. Worth a visit ?

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Looking for something different again this year.. Budapest has a romantic sound to it and we have never been to Hungary..
    But has anyone been there ? Is it safe ? Is it a good place to visit ?
     
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    its got a lovely river full of ribena :Laughing:
     
  3. Don Madge

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    Hi,

    Many years since we were there but see the following for some info. A bit dated but it will give you some ideas.

    http://www.langdale-associates.com/hungary_2005/hungary.htm

    http://www.magbaztravels.com/content/category/8/76/30/

    http://www.motorhomeandaway.com/europe_08.htm

    Safe travelling.

    Don
     
  4. American Dream

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    Hi.

    Went to Budapest In February a few years ago.Boy was it cold then but wrapped up well.

    Would love to go back in the Summer.

    Loved the place and the public transport was spot on. Food and drink very good.

    Very good exchange rate then and found it so affordable. Didn't feel unsafe there unlike so many other places.

    Not sure on the sites though...Stayed in a Hotel in the middle of the city....Well....It was Valentine's.....

    Steve
     
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    I have a good friend (hungarian) who lives in budapest, he uses Skype if you would like to talk to him pm me your skype name and I'll introduce you.
     
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    Went there at height of Cold War with 3 US navy aviators descriibed as students in their passbooks. Had a fantastic time, at hottest nitespot behind Iron Curtain - 1 of our gang, tall, blond hair blue eyed, saw a gorgeous bird - red hair, green eyes, honest - across crowded floor. They fell into each others arms on dance floor - and five minutes later, stood apart, gazed at each other and burst out laughing. He'd said "Amerikaner", she'd replied "Russki". They fetched us, we joined the Russians, and we all had a fantastic evening. Scars of 56, a year or so earlier, everywhere.

    Went back in 91, (I'd led first relief convoy to Kurdistan, we were coming back through Yugo when FO told me to get us out quick.) Amazing transformation, now gay - in real sense - fun, open, but still pock marked by bullet scars from 56.

    We want to go there with our MH a.s.ap - it's now superb.

    Go, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Addie

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    We did Hungary also

    Budapest was FANTASTIC - like Prague but without the stag do's and street painters. There is a campsite right in the centre of the city with Free Wifi. It's overlooked by tower blocks but like I said, it's right in the centre! Statue Park, Buda on one side of the Danube, Pest on the other and Margaret Island in the middle. 5-7 days worth of stuff depending on how fast you go round things.

    Campsite: http://www.hallercamping.hu/en/map.html

    Very safe - Motorways are excellent (you'll need a vignette - see my country guide in the first link), very cheap and an excellent motorway that's been built past Lake Baliton into Slovenia if you fancy exiting that way.

    We stocked up on fags while we were there @ £15/200 Malaboro lights which in itself paid for our visit :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi
    If you do go try a ride on the childrens railway everything run by children except the driver .
    Ray
     
  9. American Dream

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    Loved the Place...

    Love this record..Go for it.:thumb::Cool:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ZQ7Rese70[/ame]
     
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