Hungary is surrounded by six European countries on every side. These are Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Austria and Romania. It doesn’t just offer beautiful baroque architecture and bustling cities, it also offers a stunning mountain landscape.

You can cover the entire distance of Hungary in very short time. That is why there are no domestic flights connecting the major cities. You should still take the time to visit all of the destinations here.

Budapest is the capital city, which is located in the heart of the country. Lake Balaton is on the western side of Hungary. The region around Lake Balaton is called Transdanubia.

The North part of the country is rich in historical sites. The plains, which rule the land, are dominant at the southern tips. Apart from Budapest, you have Debrecen and Gyor, both well-developed cities with fantastic nightlife options. Gyor is also famous for its elegant boutiques. The little towns, which are rich in natural beauty, are not to be neglected. Eger has a stunning castle for you visit; Kecskemet offers you a whole lot of brandy options to choose from. Szeged is a vibrant southern Hungarian city.

Hungary also boasts stunning natural destinations. Start with Lake Balaton. After that, go visit Aggtelek, a mysterious cave site. You can also trek on the Carpathian mountain ranges of Bukk.

There are no flights which operate between the main cities, but you can take the train or the bus. Buses are much busier, because they are more efficient and faster than the trains. You can also drive yourself around in a rental car. Remember, traffic laws are strict here. Do not go over the speed limit.

Russian will help you communicate with the older generation of Hungarians, but English can work with young people. This is because it is taught in most colleges.

The official currency is Hungarian Forint. The approximate exchange rate is Ft299.8 for US$1. The currency exchange is available at hotels, banks, post offices, bureaus de change, airports, railway stations, travel agencies and some restaurants throughout the country. Automatic exchange machines are available in Budapest and other main tourist centers. Euros are also widely in use. All major credit cards are acceptable. ATMs are available throughout the country. 

Taxis are reliable and have reasonable prices. Also, you can hire a car in all major towns and cities. However, you have to be over 21 to do that. Roads are modern and efficient. Cars drive on the right side of the road. 

In Hungary, they use electric sockets of types C and F, as almost everywhere in Europe. The standard voltage is 230V.

You can stay at the farmhouses in the national parks, or book a hostel room. These are the cheapest mode of accommodation and they will cost you only ten euros.

August 10, 2016 12:00 am Published by 1 Comment

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