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Pigeons on Podmaniczky square - Budapest

Pigeons on Podmaniczky square

Pigeons

Just as in any other big cities I have visited in Europe, we also have lots of pigeons here. Maybe not as much as in London or Venice, but still...

They can be quite embarrassing sometimes, eg. if you are crossing a square and they start to fly inches over your head.

They are quiet used to the people otherwise, so if you just walk past them, they wont really bother :)

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  • Written Apr 19, 2005
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The building of the Hungarian Press Agency - Budapest

The building of the Hungarian Press Agency

The building of the Hungarian Press Agency

The relatively new building of The Hungarian National Press Agency (Magyar Tavirati iroda - "Hungarian Telegram Office") is pretty much ruining the view of central-southern Buda from the back of the Castle Hill...

The building itself is nothing special yet, but the huge ugly green antenna-structure is just pretty ugly in my opinion.

Stay away from it and try to leave it out from your pics! :)

Website: http://www.mti.hu

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  • Written Apr 11, 2005
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Inside the tunnel - Budapest

Inside the tunnel

Tunnel - Do not walk!

The Tunnel under the Castle Hill is quite nice, covered with mosaics, but still: do_not walk across, because...well, let's just say that the air is not really fresh in there! :/

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  • Written Nov 24, 2004
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Nightdriving in Budapest - Budapest

Nightdriving in Budapest

Driving around

Driving around in Budapest is not that easy. The insanity of some drivers can be a danger for other travellers, passangers, etc...

Do take care of anyone who seems to have an agressive driving style. They won't let you in the line, they won't give you the way even if according to the signs you would be granted...

Driving here is not the most dangerous in Europe, but it can cause you hard times. Just take extra care and be very patient! :)

And watch for the holes in the road...due to the weather changes and the lack of proper road building and maintenance, roads around here are full of the so called "Katyu's", which can give a hard time to your car's suspension...

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  • Written Oct 4, 2004
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Tram No. 2 on the Danubeside - Budapest

Tram No. 2 on the Danubeside

Pickpockets

Like every big city, Budapest also has them...take good care of your valuables, don't leave your backpack on your back when you get on the tram or bus.

Take extra care on the tram number 4 and 6, because they are really crowded in peek hours, and thus they are quite "attended" by pickpockets. Take good care on the escalators as well!

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  • Written Oct 4, 2004
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Cab's without company label - Budapest
Cab's without company label

There aren't many dangers in Budapest (at least not more than in any other big city) but there are some things good to know about so you can...well...save some money! :)

Don't never use a taxi which is not belonging to one of the bigger companies (6x6, Fõtaxi, Tele5, etc.).

To independently working ones are usually the so called "hienas", who settle down near railway stations and so, and overcharge the foreign customers.

The best is to order a cab by phone or to wait for one which is belonging to a company. Don't let the people at the stations with "Taxi" sign on a paper lure you to a "No label cab".

It may also be a good idea to ask the cab driver about a price. Between any central railway station and any hotel in the central districts (unless You arrive to the Buda side and go to a hotel in southern Pest) the price shouldn't be more then 5000 forints or even less.

(Picture taken from the website of Rádió Taxi)

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  • Written Sep 10, 2004
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