Hungary Journals

Slightly Confused in

Being Hungry in Hungary

Tasting the Blood of the
Bull in Eger

Roaming Around Buda
and Pest

Reasons Why It Is Great
to Travel with My Sister

So Long, Sis
Photo Albums

Eger and Szentendre
Links relating to
my trip

Hotel Budapest -
Helloooooo tour buses!
Totally painful.

Other Sites

Monarchia Galeria -
Where I bought a beautiful
perfume bottle.

Mokka Restaurant -

Karma - Another great

Fresca - And another great
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June 17, 27-30, 2006

My Hungarian Experience...

Highs: The Danube River at night; the Synagogue; views from Buda Castle; Eger; Andrassy Street;
our meal at Mokka.

Lows: Proving my non-savvy Orbitz capabilities by choosing a hotel that catered 95% to mass
tour-bus groups (absolutely painful!); an extremely dry and stale pastry at a highly recommended

Best Moment: My day in Eger.

Smells: The different wines.

Sounds: The downpour of rain.

Sights: The Synagogue (about $3); the Market Hall; Danube River; Chain Bridge; the town of Eger;
the Valley of Beautiful Women in Eger (where the wineries are); Szentendre (a town just outside of
Budapest); the baths at Szechenyi Furdo (about $8).

Tastes: Gazpacho; strawberry soup with cottage cheese dumplings (delicious!!!); carpaccio
bruschetta; pancakes filled with peaches and cottage cheese with vanilla sauce; paprika chicken with
gnocchi; sour cherry soup with yogurt; Gere Cabernet Sauvignon (from Hungary) that was one of the
best I have ever tasted.

Purchases: Bekivar ('Bull's Blood') wine; a beautiful perfume bottle.

Street Food: Baked goods.

Fun Food Finds: Peanut-flavored Cheetos (more 'weird' than 'fun'); paprika-flavored potato

Western Companies Out Here: McDonald's; Burger King; Pizza Hut.

Other General Info...

Visa needed? No.

Type of currency? Hungarian forints. About 210 make up $1 US.

Transportation: Though the train is probably one of the most common and easiest ways to get
here, we flew into Budapest from Split (Croatia) on Sky Europe.

Budapest Airport: Free wireless internet.

Things Hungary Is Known For: Goulash; wine; porcelain; thermal spas; paprika.

Religion: Roman Catholic (the majority) yet there are several forms of Christianity.

Costs: About $400
The Chain Bridge.
The Szechenyi Furdo thermal baths.
On Castle Hill.