I’m going to Budapest this weekend, so if anyone familar with the Hungarian capital has any suggestions, things to do, places to visit, I’d be very grateful.
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Damnit, I’m envious; you get all the best jaunts. It’s too bad it had to be Budapest you’re going to this time, though, as if it had been Prague or Vienna I might have been able to offer a few suggestions. Still, I expect that there’s quite a bit of ye olde Kakanian (Kaiserlich-Königlich) architectural inheritance worth looking at, which ought to soak up a few hours.
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We’ve just had our first fall of snow of the year, so you should bring your swimming costume…
Seriously,the outdoor thermal baths at Szechenyi are a great way to spend a Sunday morning and it’s a weird experience to be sitting outside in hot water in freezing weather, with steam rolling off your head.
For interesting architecture try the area around Pozsonyi Utca(close to the Margit Bridge). This district survived the ravages of the war and there is an interesting mish-mash of styles-some good neighbourhood restaurants as well.
Try some palinka if you get too cold walking.
I went there last year for a business trip: Its a nice place, which ticks all the boxes for an ex-communist European capital. Imposing revolution scarred castle on a hill? CHECK! Giant parliament building, disproportionate to democratic tradition of the country? CHECK! Inadequate bridges across the river? CHECK! Decrepit but oddly appealing tram system? CHECK!