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One Night in Budapest, Hungary

 
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MadSuh's pictureby MadSuh review
added on 12th of September, 2006
Budapest is a cool town. I had to get back to Germany as my sister had a motorcycle accident (she is ok now!). I had to go back to Germany to take care of my family's house. I heard from a friend that he would be in Budapest for a convention, so that we could meet up there and he would drive to Viennna the next day and then home to Ravensburg.

This was perfect. Instead of traveling alone for 10 hours I could join up with him, split the trip in two and have some fun while getting back home.

I took the train this time to Budapest where I arrived at around 8pm. I was supposed to meet my friend at his hotel at 9pm at the hotel but he didn't show up. I had my first beer and waited more for him. Finally he arrived at 9:45 all pissed. He had met two girls at some tram stop. They asked him to join him for drinks and he quickly went with them. According to him he had drinks at some terrible bar, with 2 average looking women and he left the place with a 70K forint bill ($300). He was so mad and I assured to him that the night was young and we could still have some fun.

So we did... We went to two different clubs/bars and had some $1 beers again (much better than the $300 bill earlier). We went back to the hotel at 5am and had another glass of wine. We slept until 8am and took off to catch the train to the train station as his car was parked in Vienna. Getting there on time was only possibly of course by paying off the cab driver to go faster and faster...

We caught the 9am train just on time and were off to Vienna...
 

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Work and Holiday Travel - overview

1. Aug 3, 2006 Having great time at Rutenfest (Ravensburg)  (* 5)
2. Aug 3, 2006 My visits to Oradea (Oradea)  (* 3)
3. Aug 23, 2006 One Night in Budapest (Budapest)
4. Aug 24, 2006 Five hours of Vienna (Vienna)  (* 6)
5. Sep 7, 2006 Trip to my house at lake Balaton in Hungary (Csopak)  (* 21)
6. Sep 25, 2006 Back home in Ravensburg (Ravensburg)

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Budapest History

Chain Bridge, Saint Stephen's Basilica and the Parliament of HungaryFrom the eighth century, this region was inhabited by different tribes and ethnic groups.  The archeological findings in this area indicate that this area was densely populated and it may have been a trading center for the people of different regions. In the 9th century, the Hungarians appeared in this region.  The Hungarians established their settlement in Csepel.  They also established the seat of their prince near Danube River. The Mongols invaded Buda in 1241. The Castle of Buda was fortified in this period. In the 13th century, Buda took over the major roles. Castles were enlarged and churches were reconstructed.... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Budapest

Five reasons to visit Budapest - Aug 27, 2008, by lindamura
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is located on a beautiful side of the Danube and has two parts – Buda and Pest. Buda is the older part with medieval buildings; Pest is the commercial center, a beautiful blend of new and old... Read more »

The best things to do in Budapest - May 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Budapest, called the "The bride of Danube" or "The pearl of Danube", is one of the cities with the most beautiful location in the world. Nowadays, the capital of Hungary shows a city full of ancient monuments and... Read more »

Must see the Tropicarium in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
There is a specially decorated and maintained part in the Tropicarium which is like a tropical rainforest (picture 10). Here in every 20 or 30 minutes a tropical storm begins which you can watch from inside of it. You can hear thunders and... Read more »

Sailing on the Danube in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
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The attractions of Budapest - May 30, 2009, by bicska
If you're interested in visiting central or Eastern europe, you must visit Budapest. Budapest was my favorite city befor I went first time to Prague, but I'm still recomanding this city for everyone. I think it is the most beautiful and... Read more »

 
 

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