Traveling in Hungary
My first East Europe trip ended with a few days in Hungary’s capital of Budapest. While traveling here I felt more in western Europe than eastern Europe for sure, and the number of tourists and traveling infrastructure made this an easy place to explore and meet new people. The rest of my countries on this trip where farther east, and even though they were without problems few tourists seemed to visit them and I found myself in the usual situation of trying to get past language barriers, ask for help, and getting lost. In Hungary, it was like traveling in any other major tourist destination, and I forgot how carefree and fun trips like this can be!
Budapest is the tenth largest city in the European Union, and is filled with history, culture, and some of the best architecture in the continent. The city is split in half by the Danube river, with one side officially being called Buda and the other Pest. There’s a lot happening in this city, but some unique sites such as Vajdahunyad Castle, Saint Ivan’s cave, or admiring the city along the river walk are great places to start.