Travel Blogs from Budapest
... economy is lot more buoyant with about 5% unemployment and the education and health system heavily subsidised. The negative to that is income tax is high.
E3640 21% E7270 31% E21800 41% & E51000 50% - ouch
Average wage is Euro 31,000 plus they pay Social Insurance which covers Health, unemployment etc.
1 euro = NZ$1.60
After returning to the boat we had some lunch - the choice is huge - we have had some nice chilled soups - Grapefruit, Wine, Pineapple ...
... pounds of water. It was so hot that Stephanie about passed out. At around 4 o'clock we decided to leave the thermals and head to find Hero's Square. I'm not to sure on the history of this square but it was neat to see. We then hopped back onto the metro and headed for dinner at The Hard Rock Cafe. On our way home we also decided to stop at the Opera house again to see if any seats opened up, which I'm glad we did, because we ended up getting 9th row tickets to "The ...
... the third time on this trip. We made it smoothly in Hungary, and arrived in Budapest at 930pm. We easily found the subway and got to our stop which was a five minute walk to the hostel. I had to call the hostel worker since they didnt have 24/7 reception from the hotel across the street. We waited ten minutes for him to show up with his awesome Hungarian Shephard dog. He was a laid back guy with dreads and he showed us to our very colorful room. We settled in for the night surrounded by orange, yellow, red and green walls. ...
... on their torso's, hence the name. We ate lunch like zombies, the wisely or unwisely, went on a bike tour of the city. Vlad nearly got wiped out by a trolley and Ivan talked smut with the tour guide who was on the same wavelength as Ivan, pointing out all the beautiful women (as if he thinks of anything else!!) We covered most of the city, so the sightseeing was virtually done. That night we went to a last dinner with our ...
... the local money.
After that we found a place were you can get your feet sucked off by fish. It's a different experience. Propbley one of those things you would do once. I felt a little ripped off, I did a foot cleansing thing the night before, so when I stuck my feet in they weren't to interested. Helen stuck her feet in and the fish were having a field day
Well that's my day.
Take care, and be kind to one another.
Till next time :)
How has this condo rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility