Travelling is something that many of us plan to do “someday”, we all want to see the world. It’s part of taking life and grasping it with both hands and embracing the adventure. Are you one of those people with a bucket list of European cities that seems but a distant dream?
Well, look no further – Budapest will quench your thirst for that Europe dream. Often alluded to as the Paris of the East, this beautiful central Europe city will give you both a taste of old and new travel thrills without denting your pocket as is the case with most European countries.
Here is why you should add Budapest to that wish list of yours.
Why Budapest? Many will ask, good Budapest to start with is one of the largest cities in Hungary and also one of the largest European Union cities. Other than size, it is known for its historical and cultural richness, a blend of both archaic and modern charms that has elevated it to a status of one of the traveler’s most coveted destinations in Central Europe. Travel Publications through surveys has ranked Budapest as one of the cheapest holiday getaways (Top 25 Cities of World-Readers’ Choice Award)
Slash that budget in Budapest
Are you a budget traveler? Budapest currency makes it possible to cut that budget when you make payments using the Hungary’s official currency, the forint (FT, HUF). Making payment in the local currency is cheaper compared to using the dollar or EURO since you acquire more money once you change the currency compared to other European destinations. This significantly lowers the cost of accommodation, food (Hungary is praised for its food mastery), site fees, transit costs etc.
Budapest Cheap Thrills
Budapest is a blend of new elegance and old world charm for perfect thrills for travelers of diverse backgrounds looking for a good time. Experience the charm of amazing sites for free and be blown away by the meticulous architecture. Some of the economical delights are; free walking tours, the city parks, metro line 1 (one of Europe oldest underground passages) Kerepesi Cemetery, the house of terror, fisherman bastion, the numerous hot springs across the city make it a spa stop at every turn.
There you go, the currency favors you, the food is great and the sites are breathtaking. No reason not to put Budapest at the top of your must see list.