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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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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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We celebrated new years eve in Budapest last year. It was a very interesting experience. There is a lot to do in that period. I would suggest to be on one of the bridges at midnight to enjoy the fireworks. There are also different river cruises you can book so that you are actually on the Danube river at midnight. We opted out for the latter, since it would ...


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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: ...


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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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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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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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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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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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If you don't necessarily need to call with your mobile phone, I would recommend Skype for various reasons, especially if you bring your laptop or tablet. With SkypeOut calling is very cheap to most countries. If you happen to have a FON account connecting home will be really convenient in the UK, due to the fact that British Telecom integrated the FON ...


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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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Using meta-search such as Skyscanner's "Car Hire" tab, seems that you cannot do it without paying enormous extra fee. 3 days with pickup and drop off at Berlin Schoenefeld cost between €100 for very small compact like VW Fox, to €300 for luxury car such as Mercedes C class. On the other hand same 3 days with drop off at Budapest Airport range from €700 to ...


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Not usual place to visit, but this is my favorite. City called Kikinda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kikinda You can get there by train or bus from Belgrade or Subotica, so it is on your way. I alway rent car, so it's easy and fun. Ypu can make day trips with rent car from Novi Sad too. My favorite place is abandon factory that is not artist colony ...


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The southern shore is shallower than the northern shore and the shallow water warms up quicker so the water is warmer there. The shallow water is also great for families with small children, but it's not too great if you want to swim. Sometimes you have to walk too much before the water is deep enough for swimming.


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I went caving when near Budapest. Super scary but amazing experience. (I should point out I am slightly claustrophobic!)


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Europcar gives 697.87 for a basic rental, I plugged in the dates April 4-23. AutoEurope, which seems to be AVIS, quotes 772 for the same dates. This site has some good info you could follow up on. And I realize you are asking in case someone recently has done this same thing and thus can give a fairly definitive answer, but, as usual, Google it. Don't ...


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You can fly to Targu Mures with Wizzair (can be as low as 5990 HUF around 20 EUR, I see that for sep 30 https://wizzair.com/en-GB/TimeTable/Budapest?arrivalIATA=TGM) and take the bus (25 lei around 5.7 EUR) from Targu Mures to Cluj. Beats sitting on a bus for seven hours.


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My personal experience is a tad rusty, that is, a few years old. I remember this service only runs a few times per week and, specifically in high season, fills up quickly. So, buying in advance seems the right thing to do.


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In principle, there should not be any problem as your type D visa allows you to enter the Schengen area and visit other countries (up to 90 days in a 180-day period). However, your visa needs to be valid (i.e. you can only use it after the day it starts to be valid in Hungary, you can't plan your trip to arrive just in time in Budapest). If border guards ...


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Get an unlocked phone at home - it will probably be cheaper, but more importantly easier to comparison shop and take your time to get familiar with the phone . There are many providers of relatively cheap prepaid SIM cards in Germany, which all offer international roaming and due to EU regulations prices for this have become much more reasonable. However, ...


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Yes you can do that. Most european car rental companies will allow that. Herz, Sixt/Budget, Avis etc will all have no problem with that. A rental car in Germany will cost you around 40+ (++ depeding on the car) per day. Driving it and dropping it in Hungary will cost you 250+ (++ ...) per day. So if you drive from the German-Austrian border to Hungary in ...



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