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Kosher/ Restaurants: First 3 are on the same block.
-The Hana -  Meat - Open for lunch and dinner  (Shabbos meals) Supervision: Orthodox Rabbinate
-Carmel - Meat - Open for lunch & dinner. Dont expect steaks but good Hungarian meat and chicken dishes. Supervision: Rabbi Oberlander - Chabad -    Menu
-Tel Aviv Cafe - Dairy - Open for breakfast & lunch and depending on the season dinner too. Cholov yisrael   English Menu     Hebrew Menu
-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 - try Flodni

Synagogue:
-Kazincy U.(street) Ashkenaz - minyan every morning at 7:00 and mincha maariv 15 Minutes before shkiah
-Kis Diofa u.
-Chabad, Rabbi Oberlander. Shachris: Sun. 9:00, other days at 7:00 with breakfast served after davening, except Sunday.
-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

mikveh
on Kazincy open from 6:00, the code is written on the door, towels provided, entrance fee 500 HUF

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)
- Continental, on Dohany street
- Astoria

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.
-Use app called Taxify. Its similar to Uber. Use promo code TAXIFYBP for 1000 HUF first ride
-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
- Bus 100E from the airport to the city center (stops: Kálvin tér, Astoria, Deák tér) - HUF 900

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.

Drivers
Shlome Hernadi - +36 (209) 348-917 - liszka1953@gmail.com
Alex - +36 (30) 2042998
Shlome Kurtz - +36 (30) 3556735 - slajme@gmail.com
Meir Gluck - +36 (20) 4602373
Janos Bene - +36 (20) 9342408 - rentacarhungary@gmail.com
Berish Goldmann - +36 (70) 4524900 - forma11562@gmail.com
Bence Bekassy - +36 (70) 558 5405 - ben@busrentalbudapest.hu
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #600 on: May 06, 2019, 11:17:17 AM »
The M3 is a toll road by a "vignette" - make sure your rental car has a vignette - and set Waze accordingly

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highways_in_Hungary#Toll_requirements

http://toll-charge.hu/
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #602 on: May 06, 2019, 04:18:40 PM »
is the bus to the airport now also stopping at astoria on both directions? can someone confirm?

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #603 on: May 06, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
is the bus to the airport now also stopping at astoria on both directions? can someone confirm?
I think they are not. You can walk to Deak Ter, it's a short walk unless you have a lot of stuff

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #604 on: May 06, 2019, 05:33:15 PM »
I think they are not. You can walk to Deak Ter, it's a short walk unless you have a lot of stuff

according to the web, it was changed recently

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #605 on: May 11, 2019, 06:26:29 PM »
according to the web, it was changed recently

just to update: only the early morning departures to the airport are stopping at astoria.

BTW rudas bath was full with ANASH on Thu.

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #606 on: May 13, 2019, 01:40:30 PM »
i need a babysitter for couple of hours in budapest. would anyone have contact info of someone who could direct me?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #607 on: May 13, 2019, 02:48:38 PM »
i need a babysitter for couple of hours in budapest. would anyone have contact info of someone who could direct me?
Try calling R’ Oberlander

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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #608 on: May 14, 2019, 05:24:37 PM »
Try calling R’ Oberlander
would you know his contact info?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #611 on: May 31, 2019, 02:40:26 AM »


Travelling to Budapest next week.  At the moment not interested on the danube river...


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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #612 on: June 12, 2019, 09:40:41 AM »
Anyone have an update on kashrus situation. Seems that there were forged  certificates from the meat supplier.
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I contacted several drivers listed for quotes.brush were either terribly overpriced or didn't reply. Anyone have personal experience with a reputable driver of sprinter or large van?
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Re: Budapest Master Thread
« Reply #614 on: June 12, 2019, 11:09:33 AM »
Anyone have an update on kashrus situation. Seems that there were forged  certificates from the meat supplier.
Are you talking about Dob utca? Don't they sell their own stuff?