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Buda Castle, Pest Castle

Budapest, Hungary
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For those of you who were not aware, the city of Budapest is actually two different kingdoms that merged in 1873. On the left is the Pest castle, which represents a land that is more modern and fun versus the Buda castle on the right, which is seen more as a classy or upscale place to live. In the middle is the Danube river.We spent most of our time in Pest attending great bars and all night parties. In Buda, we spent most of our time at the public Buda bathhouse.There are things to do in both cities no matter what style of vacation you enjoy.
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Transportation

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There are plenty of ferries to take you on a Danube tour. .
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Budapest has the oldest subway line in Europe. Built in 1896.

Bars and nightlife

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There’s a popular belief that nobody clinks their beer glasses

Culture and experiences

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There are roughly 10 million people that live in Hungary.
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Most immigrants in Hungary come from Germany, China, and Romania.
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1 in 5 people that live in Hungary, reside in Budapest
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No buildings can be taller than parliament, 96 meters high.
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There is an entire railway system run entirely by children.
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The Dohany Street Synagogue is the largest in Europe and part of the Budapest Unesco World Heritage Site.
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Buda is more of an upscale and more traditional area
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Pest is more of a party town that Buda is.
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The three cities that merged to create Budapest were Buda, Pest and Óbuda .
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We traveled to Budapest in October. It was pretty warm.

Entertainment

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The Sziget is one of the largest music festivals in the world

Points of interest

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The currency used in Hungary is called the Hungarian Forint.

Shopping

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The US money feels about 20% stronger the Hungary currency.
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1 Hungarian Forint is worth .0036 American cents. Prepare for a lot of big bills at exchange.
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The prices in Hungary are very strange. The prices are in very big numbers, but compared to American dollars, are more close in parity.

Special activities

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There are public outdoor bathhouses which are basically like giant hottubs.
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There was several indoor baths which were of a variety of different temperatures.

Sport

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Chess is also a very popular sport. The best female player lives here.
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Water Polo is very popular to the point of it being a national sensation.

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