On our last day, (morning, to be precise), we decided to visit St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent István-bazilika), a famous Roman Catholic cathedral.
On our way to the cathedral I spotted an interesting mechanism at a building yard:
A constructor tried to explain me in signs that I wasn't allowed to photograph there, but I pretended to not understand Magyar signs.Read on »
We borrowed a city guide from our Viennese friends (in German, of course).
So imagine, a Russian and a Dutch in Hungary, at the metro station "Moscow square" (Moszkva tér), speaking English, try to find their way using an Austrian guide printed in German.Read on »
Budapest is the capital of Hungary (honest). Hungary is a part of the EU (which Hungarians are undoubtedly proud of, because of the number of EU flags hung out everywhere). But it isn't part of eurozone, which was a complete surprise for me. They have their own currency called forint, and you exchange it at the rate of
one kilo 260 for one euro. Because of that, you usually count them in thousands (1000 HUF ≈ 4 EUR).