The Budapest Bike (BUBI) network spreads across Budapest is handy for getting around, and costs little for short periods. Using a BUBI bike is quite straightforward once you are used to it, and the English-language user guide on the MOL Bubi webpage is detailed but there are a few quirks and tips we explain here:
Despite the flood of migrants, personal safety and the safety of property remains just as high in Hungary as it has been at any time in recent years. Hungary is therefore just as safe a travel destination for tourists as it was a year ago.
Like all countries, Hungary has its fair share of holidays, both secular and relgious. You may experience limited services and many businesses such as banks and post offices, will be shut. It can be difficult to keep track of them, and some even shift from year to year. Here we do our best to pin them down for you!
Hungary is great for shopping. Although all parts of the verdant country produce great quality goods and foodstuffs, of course Budapest, as the vibrant cultural capital and by far the largest city, is the place to go. It is easy to find that special item you won't find elsewhere!
So you would like to use a BUBI Bike to explore Budapest – where can you go and what can you see? The location of the Budapest Bike docking stations may seem a little confusing at first. There are 58 in Pest, 17 in Buda and 1 on Margaret Island. Though the scheme is first and foremost, a commuting initiative, you can connect some interesting stations to make some good short routes for sightseeing. Explore with us!
The number of international tourist arrivals in Hungary grew by 17.5% in the first half of 2015, over four times more than the world average, according to the latest report by the World Tourism Organization. No other Central European country posted growth on a similar scale.
The Sziget Music Festival returns for its 23rd year, on August 10th-17th, 2015. With an 8-day week of even-bigger-name bands, up to 200 concerts and events per day across 50 venues, this year's Sziget is bigger and better than ever!
Leave the concrete jungle behind and head out into country for a different view of Hungary! For one thing, Budapest does become a little hot for some in the height of summer and greener areas and areas at different elevations, just a few degrees cooler, can be a refreshing change.You normally don't have to travel very far either.
Some things will always have a cost – we've not yet found international transport for free, nor are hotels and restaurants in the business of charity. However, away on holiday there's often an „enough is enough" mentality. Having shelled out just to get here- must you really pay extra to actually see everything? Thankfully not, there are plenty of aspects to Hungary that can be enjoyed without extra expense.
Hungary is blessed with a handful of places and sights that seem just to be good to be true. "Did they really build that?" you might ask yourself. Something that pretty can't possibly be practical. The sights we present here are not perhaps the most useful of structures, but their aesthetics are beyond question!