Originally Posted by ÚjpestGills
Did I send you that doc of general info with restaurants, beer, transport, money, emergencies etc etc ?
Yes, thank you! It was excellent! Gonna be going over it again once I am back from Euro2008.
Originally Posted by GallopingMajor
Pata, happy travels to Hungary, be sure you catch two of the biggest events on the calendar in all of central europe this summer.
For this trip we decided to avoid the Grand Prix and Sziget (and the massive influx of visitors they attract) - we're going just before (24-28 July) - but I am definitely bearing these events in mind for the future.
Nice one. Thankfully, there is some information in English on that website.
Unfortunately, my Hungarian is non-existent.
Pata, we should keep contact, I might be able to suggest you a couple of things you might like: open-air pubs around the city, music venues etc. It depends a lot on what you would like to see. If I am at home (and I guess I will), I would be glad to show you around a bot.
I'm gonna be pretty much resident on this forum right up until our trip. Open-air pubs definitely sound like our kettle of fish.
Our plans so far are something like this:
Thu - arrive late afternoon, drop our stuff off, get some dinner and... errrrm... get drunk and jump around some club.
Fri - day sightseeing (maybe, take a guide to tell us everything) around Buda, go out to the Statue Park, see if we can also maybe get a walking tour around Erzsébetváros (we're staying just up the road from the Dohany Street Synagogue). Evening - drink but not too much.
Sat - early afternoon - match against MTK fans, then some combination of drinks with these chaps/a visit to some baths and a LARGE night out.
Sun - perhaps, a trip to Esztergom, or maybe a walking tour around Erzsebetvaros and then a trip to Esztergom and maybe the bath day on this day. Or just chilling out on Margitsziget. A few cheeky bevvies in the evening.
Mon - picking up the pieces.
Is it worth even considering drinking in Belvaros/Lipotvaros or is it full of tourist traps?