Johnny's Guide to BUDAPEST
Budapest was the last stop on Digital Nomad Eurotrip 2014 and is the one place in Europe that is known for bootstrapping Location Independent Entrepreneurs. It's supposed to be the Chiang Mai of Europe for it's culture, low cost of living and lifestyle.
In this guide we'll go other where to stay, what to eat, where to co-work, where to drink, what to see, and a highlight of the must dos while visiting.
Where to Stay in Budapest:
Turns out Budapest, is actually two cities. You have "Buda," on the other side of the river you have "Pest." Make sure you stay on the Pest side as that is where all the restaurants and bars are, but walk over to Buda during the day to check out the sights.
Buda is high up on the hill and has a lot of upper class neighborhoods, while Pest is where the younger crowd tends to live and has a lot more to do. Either way, it's only a 15 walk across the bridge from one side to the other, but trust me, stay on the Pest side.
Where we Stayed:
We stayed in private rooms at Club Apartments which was a great location and had decent rooms at around $30 a night. It was definitely like living in an apartment and not a hotel but overall I'd stay there again.
Things to Do:
We took a free walking tour that started on the Pest side and ended up on the Buda side. There isn't a ton of incredible sights compared to Berlin, Prague, and Vienna but it was still a great trip. Our guide even showed us where a local cafeteria was after the tour which was some of the best food I've had on the trip. The tour is free but make sure you tip them afterwards. I'll have a link to it in the resources below.
Hungry in Hungary:
By the time we got to Budapest we were already a bit sick of eating Goulash that seems to be a popular dish across central europe. But since we were in Hungary, we had to eat some Hungarian Goulash which was okay but not a highlight. The food in Budapest was rich and definitely not paleo friendly, but it was filled with paprika and delicious.
Hungarian Paprika Chicken - One of my favorites
Food in Budapest is heavy but will fill you up
|Every meal came with free cake for dessert...and it was huge|
3 Minute Tour of Budapest:
Here is a quick video tour of what we did in Budapest including some sights as well as the night time pub culture that is famous in Budapest including the longest alley of hidden bars I've seen anywhere in my life.
|Szechenyi Baths Whirlpool|
Gellert Spa and Bath
Rudas Thermal Bath
Coworking Spaces in Budapest:
|At LOffice in Budapest|
Location Independent in Budapest
Resources Mentioned in this Post:
Club Apartments: ClubApartmentBudapest.com
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