|Beneath a replica of Stalin's boots, all that was left after Hungarians tore it down|
Memento Park is a bit out of the way and took half a day. If you only have two days in Budapest, I would skip it. But it was interesting so I would recommend if you have three or more days. We booked the tickets online and took a direct bus from downtown Budapest.
terrible car" synonymous with Commies. It was really a little smelly.
After jumping back into present day we finished off our day by visiting St. Istvan's Basilica and waited in line for the Gelarto Rosa which turns gelato into darling rose creations. The line is long but we had time to kill.
Our plan for the rest of the afternoon was to visit the Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum and walk along Andrasay Ut. But it was Whitsunday which apparently means everyone shuts down. What?! Who knew? So we people watched in a square before hopping on our overnight train to Poland.
- Transportation: Public transportation was super easy to use. We utilized both the metro and the cute yellow tram. We got a three-day metro ticket (72 hours) and used it very often.
- Info about train travel in and out of Hungary on seat61.com
- Currency: Hungary uses the Forint which is hugely inflated. $1 =295 forint. So get used to your 295 times tables and division. It was hard for me to work out costs on the fly.
- Accommodations: We stayed here which was super cheap (can't beat $35 a night) and close to public transportation. Most people we spoke to recommended staying in Pest because that has the greatest concentration of tourist sites. However, Buda is more residential. If you don't have an Airbnb account, use this link to get $35 off your first stay
- Guide Books: Rick Steves for life. Other helpful sites included:
Traveled May 2015