Budapest and the Balkans

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I've visited Budapest twice in 2004 & 2007 fell in love, and long wanted tto return. For a variety of reasons Budapest worked out as the ideal location to do my Celta Teacher Training course and a base from which to do more exploring in Hungary.

I've also long wanted to do a trip thru the southern Balkans exploring the Turkish heritage and seeing some of the surviving communities so this works perfect for my route to finish up in Budapest and continue south retracing the legacy of the Ottomans

Rule of thumb for exchange rates

> Hungary : Drop Two Zeros and Divide by 2

> Euro : Add 50%

> Romania : Divide by 3

> Serbia : Drop One Zero Divide by 8

> Macedonia : Drop One Zero Divide by 4

> Bulgaria : -20%

> Turkey : Divide by 2


200 Hun = $1

0.65 Eur = $1

2 Turk = $1

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  • Short History of Hungary and the Balkans
  • Reflection on my Grand Balkan Adventure
Trip Start Aug 27, 2013
Trip End Oct 20, 2013

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