Trip Start Jun 28, 2010
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Budapest, like Prague, seems like a typical larger city in the US. It is quite laid back and the culture seems quite American compared to most of Western Europe. People generally walk around in shorts, a t-shirt of some US place or a surf or skateboard company and flip flops. Also the music you hear in passing cars and in bars is all from the US.
Budapest doesn't have much of it's of historical buildings in tact due to WWII and it's hard to tell the difference between it's new and old sections. The most scenic are is the Buda side (or east bank of the Danube) and most if not all of my pics are from there. There are two hills, one with the castle, and the other with a military bunker/fort with a decent amount of walking trails
I got a haircut from an old Hungarian man who didn't speak English, I was a bit worried about the outcome but not too shabby. I also went to one of the many hot spring fed baths scattered around town but didn't want to have anything to do with the whole massage thing.
Most people probably wouldn't agree but I liked Budapest better than Prague or at least I enjoyed my time there better.