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5x my favorite restaurants in Budapest

Out for dinner in Budapest? Here's a list of my favorite restaurants in Budapest. For more tips about Budapest, check todoinbudapest.com

I love going out for dinner (or lunch, or breakfast…). Not having to prepare my own food, having a variety of choices, and on top of that trying out all those different and new dishes. And it’s not even that expensive in Budapest compared to the Netherlands! So here they are, five of my favorite restaurants in Budapest.

I don’t like cooking. It takes me way too long (and the eating is over in no time) and then I also have to clean up and do the dishes. I love going out with friends while enjoying some food (and not having to clean up afterward), so me and my friends have been trying different restaurants, although we do go back to our favorites every now and then.

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Food & drinks in Budapest

To do in Budapest on tour: Esztergom

You can easily visit Esztergom from Budapest! Wanna know more? Take a look at todoinbudapest.com.

When my sister was here in Budapest, I wanted to show her more of Hungary than just the capital. We were planning an outing to Lake Balaton in her second week, but because the weather cooled, we skipped that. Instead, we went to Esztergom, a city north of Budapest.

And not just any city: one of the oldest cities in Hungary (even the former capital!), the location of the biggest church in the country, and you can just walk across a bridge to Slovakia! Esztergom plays an important part in Hungary’s history, and as a Hungary-fan, you can’t skip a (short) visit.

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Day trips from Budapest, To do and to see in Budapest

5x Budapest during winter

Visiting Budapest during winter? No worries, there's still enough to see and do without having to freeze. Read more on todoinbudapest.com!

Budapest is gorgeous: the buildings are impressive, the views from Buda are breathtaking, and I can wander through the city for hours at the time without getting bored. The winter in Budapest can be a little cold to be outside a lot (-20°C last January!), but there are also different experiences in Budapest during winter than during summer.

Winter is cold, but also very cozy, warm, and festive. So throw on all your clothes (I’m not even kidding), and go out with friends and family to enjoy the cold and atmosphere. The mulled wine or hot chocolate is extra enjoyable afterward! I put together a list five things to do in Budapest during winter.

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To do and to see in Budapest

25 facts about Budapest (and Hungary)

25 fun facts about Budapest and Hungary! Like how Budapest wasn't even the first capital of the country... More on todoinbudapest.com

I could tell you so much about Budapest, with many boring facts. About that Budapest is on UNESCO’s world heritage list for example, facts about history that you’ll learn in most museums, or how many people live in the city (1.7 million, but who really cares?). I’d rather share some fun facts about Budapest, that make the city unique.

Credits for the idea go to Emma, from wattedoeninberlijn.nl. Take a look at her website if you’re planning to visit Berlin! She’s started doing some tours as well. Maybe I should book a trip soon…

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Petra in Budapest

Budapest airport to Budapest city center: 100E vs. 200E + M3

Trying to figure out how to get to Budapest city center with public transport? I compare bus 100E vs. 200E + M3: which do I recommend? Read more on todoinbudapest.com.

One of the first blogs I wrote for To do in Budapest.com, was about how to get from Budapest Airport to Budapest city center. I write about taxis, shuttle buses, and public transport. However, when I wrote this post, the most logical way to get to Budapest’s city center with public transport, was with bus 200E and metro 3. A few months ago, a new bus was introduced: bus 100E is a bus that goes straight to and from the city center to Budapest Airport. It seems the easiest way, right? I compare the two: 100E vs. 200E + M3.

Both ways go from the airport to Deák Ferenc tér, the central square in Budapest. That’s great, because from here you can take three metrolines, a ton of buses, and several trams, on top of being able to walk practically anywhere in the city centre. Probably also your hotel! Big chance you can walk, or only have to take one metro, tram, or bus to get to your ho(s)tel.

100E vs. 200E + M3: which works best for you?

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Public transport in Budapest, Useful in Budapest

Six months in Budapest anniversary!

Six months in Budapest, those flew by! Read more on todoinbudapest.com

Six months ago I hopped on a plane with a one-way ticket and never looked back. Just kidding, I went back three times already. Anyway, I moved to Budapest, the city I fell in love with a year earlier. The plan was to stay a minimum of six months in Budapest, but I secretly just wanted to stay as long as I liked it. Not such a secret anymore, as six months in Budapest have passed, and I have no plans of moving back home.

In these six months in Budapest, I’ve seen, done, and learned a lot. About myself, about my goals, about business, about people, and about cultures. I traveled through Hungary a bit: I hiked at Mátra, Balaton, and Pilis. Visited Tihany, Esztergom, and Nagykőrös. Went to the Redbull Air Races, music festival Balaton Sound, and several markets, events, and festivals in the city. I made new friends, and had to say goodbye to some of them, made plans for new trips, and took a course Hungarian. Those six months in Budapest have definitely not been boring and I’m excited for the next six months in Budapest!

 

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Petra in Budapest