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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are within a block of each other.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals)
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes.
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael
-Kosher Butcher Shop on Dob u, behind the Kazincy shul courtyard. delicious smoked salami and turkey
-Kosher Market as well on Dohany u 36 - standard israeli and even american brands. Also sells locally baked goods with Rabbi Oberlanders hashgacha. Fresh daily.
- Fröhlich Cukrászda (cakes, coffee, pastries) Dob u 22

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 6:30 and mincha maariv around shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander.
-Other Chabad shul is geared towards Israeli tourists
-Chevra shas during the week and in the main shul across the courtyard on shabbos. You can check with Rabbi Oberlander about his minyanim

Things to Do:
Pest side of city Chain Bridge:
-Parliament
-Terror museum
- Vaci U shopping area (watch out for pickpockets and scam artist),
-Andrassy U High end shops
-Embassies
-State Opera House
-Heroes square at the end of Andrassy u.
-National Museum
-Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Buda side of city:
-Tram ride up Castle Hill
-Fishermans Bastion
-Danube river cruise
-Bronze shoe holocaust memorial on the bank of the Danube

Hotels: (Doesnt pay to use any points at any of the hotel chains)
-Gellert nice but overpriced
-Four Seasons nice but overpriced
-Kempinski (Usually very cheap $100 a night)

Getting Around:
-Its a beautiful city to walk around.
-They had uber until recently. Uber suspended operations in Budapest in July 2016.
-Cabs can and will rip you off...especially those parked outside hotels.
-Airport to city should be flat fee make sure you dont get scammed.
- http://www.minibud.hu/en Airport Transfer from city center, hop on hop off sightseeing tour with English and Hebrew audio
- BKK Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1650 ($5.60), they also have multi-day options
- BKK Budapest 24-hour group travelcard (for 1-5 passengers traveling together) HUF 3300
- Bus 200E from the airport to Metro gets you into the city in 1 hour

Notes:
Avoid Euronet ATMs at tourist sites. Use bank ATMs. Always decline the "exchange guarantee" the ATM operator is offering you, choose local currency, your own bank will have a better exchange rate than what the ATM is offering you. The ATM "exchange guarantee" is a scam and hidden fee that should be avoided.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: March 03, 2017, 01:19:12 PM »
That was tongue in cheek. Forgot the  ;D
That makes sense.
BTW good choice with the Kempinski. Its a beautiful hotel.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: March 04, 2017, 09:45:51 PM »
How do you figure that? Especially if not familiar with the country, one way and convenience of not having to drive and be dead tired after international  floght
Actually just got back from Hungary where I got around with a car rental and google maps just fine.
Can't comment on tired after flying in on F  ;)

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: March 04, 2017, 10:25:56 PM »
Actually just got back from Hungary where I got around with a car rental and google maps just fine.
Can't comment on tired after flying in on F  ;)
I've done that too. F eastbound is a waste IMO. Too short a flight.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: March 05, 2017, 01:15:22 AM »
BTW good choice with the Kempinski. Its a beautiful hotel.
had no idea. wasin the wiki so i took it.

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« Reply #319 on: March 05, 2017, 07:04:59 AM »
had no idea. wasin the wiki so i took it.
You can thank davidmal for that. What are you paying? How many nights?
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« Reply #320 on: March 05, 2017, 11:26:09 AM »
You can thank davidmal for that. What are you paying? How many nights?
this is all theoretical. trip planning and then hoping to put into place.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: March 19, 2017, 06:31:08 AM »
Is there uber in Budapest?

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« Reply #322 on: March 19, 2017, 09:16:04 AM »
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: March 19, 2017, 01:14:56 PM »
not anymore
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It was great while they had it. Was cheaper than the already cheap taxis and didn't rip you off like some taxis do.

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« Reply #324 on: March 19, 2017, 01:25:07 PM »
+1
It was great while they had it. Was cheaper than the already cheap taxis and didn't rip you off like some taxis do.
Took 9 trips last year for under $30 total.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: March 20, 2017, 04:48:30 PM »
Is there uber in Budapest?
Used Taxify app. Worked out fine.

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« Reply #326 on: March 20, 2017, 05:38:56 PM »
Used Taxify app. Worked out fine.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: March 30, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »
does any1 know of  place to eat Shabbos that will be open next week Hana is not open

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« Reply #328 on: March 30, 2017, 02:59:17 PM »
Only other place is Carmel. And check maybe their dining room isnt open but the may be able to provide food anyway. They cater for many people in the community so i cant believe they are not cooking.
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: March 30, 2017, 03:00:04 PM »
I'm being there from Thursday till Sunday morning any recommendations on touring?