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I did not visit Budapest, but spent some time in Hungary last year. My experience was that even if a few shops accept euros (especially larger shops in areas with many tourists), they tend to give you very unfavourable exchange rates. When hotels annouced their prices in forint and euro, in some cases, it even appeared to be two completely different prices....


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Budapest is known for its thermal springs, as they're the largest in Europe, so you should try one of the many baths, such as the Gellert (very central location, but a bit touristy) or the wonderful Szechenyi bath. The market hall is great for some local food, but also to buy souvenirs. The synagogue has some interesting and moving stories to tell. The Buda ...


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These are stations of the via crucis (the Way of the Cross). They represent fourteen events which occurred prior, during and after Jesus was crucified. The Way of the Cross is usually celebrated on Good Friday as a pilgrimage during which believers visit every station. It is not uncommon to find these stations represented on a trail or path leading to a ...


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The literal answer to your question is “no”. You cannot come back with the same visa, that's basically what “single entry” means. If you used it to enter the Schengen area, once you leave it isn't valid anymore, period. But you should in fact be able to enter with a regular residence permit, as long as it's still valid. You could even get a new passport (i....


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In Hungary, if you run an Airbnb legally there's a ton of legalities you need to adhere to as you are basically running a very small hotel. Among other you must have a formal guest book which contains First and last name of the guest, in case of a guest from abroad citizenship (or stateless status). in case of a guest from abroad date and place of birth ...


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If you intend to stay in UK and Hungary more than a couple of days in each, you'd need to buy a package for each country separately. The global services rates you cite are actually pretty competitive, if I compare with what I'm charged for roaming in countries in Europe other than my own. I'd just try to reduce my voice usage as much as possible, and look at ...


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On the train line between Belgrade and Budapest are at least two interesting cities, Novi Sad and Subotica. I think there are both worth visiting even though I don't remember too many abandoned buildings (wasn't looking for them). You get quite a few of them in Belgrade. Over all on the Balkans, I've seen most damage from the wars in Bosnia-Herzogovina, ...


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Have you had a look at the Iparművészeti Múzeum (sorry, no english page...)? According to http://budapestinterim.blogspot.com, there is (or was) an exhibition about Rubik cubes... They have a page about new acquisitions they made in 2009 which very briefly mentions "a Rubik's collection".


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In theory, there is indeed a way to fix this. Once you proved that you did in fact leave the Schengen area on that particular date (presumably by showing your UK entry stamp and/or some other proof of your presence in the UK), the border guard should indicate that in your passport and may give you a special form called “Approval of evidence regarding the ...


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Next year they'll start building a Rubik's Cube shaped museum that might open for the public in 2017 :) http://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/museum/


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You have a residence permit, so you do not need a visa. (As noted by Relaxed, your single-entry visa is no longer valid because it's valid for a single entry only, and you've already used that single entry.) From the Schengen Borders Code (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02006R0562-20131126): Article 5 For intended ...


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There are not too many openly celebrated Easter festivals in Hungary. There is a quite touristy festival in Hollókő where they replicate how Easter was celebrated 100 years ago. Similar events take place at the open air museum in Szentendre. Those mainly consist out of wearing traditional clothes, a water-pouring ritual and painting & gifting of eggs. ...


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You haven't specified whether your calls will be inbound or outbound, but OneSimCard is a pre-paid service for international travelers and may be a very attractive option. For both the U.K. and Hungary are: Receive a call: Free Make a call: $0.29 / $0.39 ($0.59 for Hungary) per minute Receive SMS: Free Send SMS: $0.15 / $0.40 Internet Data: $0....


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From Terminal 1 (the LCC terminal), you can take a direct local train to Nyugati station in the city center in 23 minutes for 365 HUF. From Terminal 2 (used by everybody else), your best bet is to take bus 200E to Kőbánya-Kispest and connect to the metro (Line 3). A through ticket is 320F in advance, or 400F from the driver.


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Purchasing the E-Vignette Online It seems that the vignettes can be purchased after registering on the website of the company currently managing Hungarian motorways. You click on the icon of your vehicle and are redirected to the registration/login page. Pricing Information Regarding the pricing, I could not find any information signalling different ...


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You don't mention where you are from. However, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently classes the terrorism risk in Hungary as low, other than the general risk anywhere: Terrorism There is a low threat from terrorism, but you should be aware of the risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including in ...


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The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, US, opened a Rubik's Cube exhibition named Beyond Rubik's Cube in April 2014. It remained there until November 2014, and then became a traveling exhibition (schedule available). Google collaborated with the museum in the exhibition's design. Among other things it includes a 10-foot (3 meter) tall Rubik'...


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So in general, food in Hungary (eating out) is a lot less expensive than Western Europe, which is handy :) Note that - due to a historical translation error - "goulash soup" is indeed a soup, not the "goulash" that visitors may be familiar with from home which is known as "pörkölt". Local dishes often revolve around meat, include lots of paprika in their ...


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As mentioned, those are stations of the Way of the Cross (via crucis in Latin, kálvária in Hungarian). These particular stations were created by sculptor Szakál Ernő in 1961. The path they're on leads to the Calvary Chapel, which was built in 1770.


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You need to apply for a Schengen visa. As @Willeke mentioned, since the duration of stay in each country is the same you need to apply for the country of first entry, that's Hungary. According to their website Tennessee is covered by the Chicago office. I couldn't find anything on their website to suggest they accept mail-in applications, furthermore they ...


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Hertz lists cars that need to be returned to the origin country, and if you rent one of those they waive the one way fee. The website listing such deals for europe is http://www.hertz-transfer.eu/. I imagine a couple more companies would have a similar listing available. If anyone lists them in the comments I will add to the answer.


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Ruin bars are worth a look, and not just for a wild night out. They are night clubs but possibly not like you're used to. They are based in old derelict buildings houses, factories and office buildings that have been converted into clubs with makeshift furniture and sculptures from what ever was left lying around; cars cut in half and bath tubs as seats. ...


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I recommend you have a look at rome2rio which find both bus and train connections between those two cities. Trains seem to go every two hours, take 7h of total traveling time and cost €26, changing twice in Püspökladany and Biharkeresztes. Buses are direct either from Budapest Nepliget bus station (easily reachable by metro from anywhere in Budapest) or ...


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If you try to book a ticket with Voyages-SNCF, you can immediately see if there are free seats in the train. You can even try to place several orders in your shopping cart (for some reason not more than 6 tickets per order) and estimate how many seats are yet available. For the next few days, the IC 200 seem to have at least 20 seats free, so I would assume ...


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You can buy Hungarian train tickets at their other website.


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Many large shops accept EUR in Hungary, but they offer a terrible exchange rate. You're better off if you do currency exchange in one of the dedicated booths or offices. Most small shops don't accept EUR. Depending on your home bank and your debit (not credit!) card, withdrawing HUF from an ATM can give you a good rate. Please make sure that your home bank ...


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This depends on the size and popularity of your route. A small bus between two rural communities that have at most few hundred people might not even run if the driver has a bad mood that day, but an InterCity train will almost always be on schedule. In most cases you should allow yourself 5-15 minutes of delay, nearly all major trains will arrive within this ...


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No, single entry Schengen Visa will give you one single entry for whole Schengen Area, for the days mentioned on visa sticker. You may freely move around Schengen provided you are within the dates, days & purpose allowed on this visa. Keep in mind that few EU countries are not Schengen members, like Croatia; few Schengen members are not EU members, like (...



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