This is a post about my time in Budapest. I loved it.
So here is the secret about cheap international European flights, they are less expensive because they only fly out of remote airports that are 1-2hours outside of the city, and they charge you for any and everything…so pack light.
My flight from Munich was at an airport called Memmingen which is almost 2 hours outside of the city. SO I had to take a bus to get there.
Once I got to Memmingen, there were flies everywhere. At first I was sitting near a food court, so I thought that once I left the food court the flies would leave me alone…but I was wrong. I thought I was going to have to pay the 50 euro fee for my bag because it was too big, and then the gate agent said, “are you sure you can’t fit it in there? Do you have a big jacket or something that you could take out, you don’t really want to have to pay 50 euros do you?” I was like, “you’re right!”, “I don’t want to pay 50 euros, I will fit my bag!!!” It worked, and I was grateful for her motivation and positive energy.
There is only one airport in Budapest, so the cheap airline one is the same as the large airline one…so HORRAY!.
The Ryanair gate agent looked at my passport in Munich to make sure I could board, but no one stamped my passport, or asked me any questions. When I got to Budapest, there was no passport control, and no stamp. The only questions in the Budapest airport were asked by cab drivers, seeing if I needed a ride to the city center. I was shocked.
Robert met me at the airport, and we were on our way.
There were lots of nice things about staying with Robert.
1. He is great, and it was so nice to catch up with my friend that I hadn’t seen since 2008.
2. I got an inside view into true Budapest life.
3. Tibor was out of town so I got my own room. It was awesome. Even though I was really sad not to see Tibor. Because the only thing better than 1 Sepsi brother, is 2 Sepsi brothers!!!
4. I got to meet Robert’s friends and go dancing! SO FUN!!!
I had such a great time!!!
5. We ate the best food.
Nagyi Palacsintazoja (Hungarian Pancakes)
This Hungarian paprika chicken dumpling dish…I don’t know the name. It was incredible, like Hungarian macaroni and cheese. <3 <3 <3
We also had goulash, BTWz not all goulash is created equal. We had a decent one and a delicious one. It was awesome.
Everything there is super reasonably priced, and I LOVE BUDAPEST!!!!
The history of Budapest is rich, the architecture is beautiful, and the people are really nice and accommodating and try to speak English. I love Hungary, and I love Budapest.
Those are the facts.
I recommend Budapest to any traveler. It is wonderful, and in my opinion, highly underrated among American travelers. It is a great city, and an awesome country.
More about France with the ladies in the next post.