You guessed it: Budapest’s East-West history even plays into the field of stability and reliability.
The Western heritage takes off a bit of the edge in Budapest’s everyday shadiness that you won’t get to see if you spend your time drinking away with backpackers in Szimpla Kert.
Have you ever had a three-course meal at a restaurant for 2,10€?
In Kiev this would be the average rate for a tasty (50 UAH), a common mid-day offer that will feature a soup for starters, a local dish as the main course as well as a drink and a desert. ) for a Metro ride, 1,00€ for a daypass at a well-maintained gym and 3,50€ for a taxi ride from one end of the city to the other.
The admiral’s eyebrowse rose and much to my suprise he now stepped out of his character completely.
Speaking to me as if I was a local he complained how all the restaurants on Heroes Square would serve small portions at high prices which he found “unfair”; he advised me to go back to the center and recommended three restaurants.
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As it is still a bit father away from Western Europe than, say, Prague, Budapest isn’t totally washed out from cheap city tourism, either.Thus, Hungary was able to save most of its Austrian-Hungarian heritage with its classical architecture and Vienna-like coffee house culture.As Hungary never had to back down like Russia’s main bottom-bitches Ukraine and Belarus in terms of Russification the Habsburgian heritage is still alive today with many Hungarians learning German instead of English as their first foreign language.The sketchiness of Budapest is not to be found in something like the slavish harshness, but more in the overall take-no-hostage mentality common with many Eastern Europeans. An Airbnb host in Budapest – an overall friendly and well-traveled guy in his mid-30s who I went for a drink with – once told me how he made “an extra buck” during the late 1990s: With the help of friends from his small hometown 2 hours away from Budapest he managed to get his hands on an older AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle. While there is all kind of shenanigans going on with buying and selling real estate Budapest itself is pretty much hassle-free.
What he did then was have the rifle fixed by the locksmith in his hometown and then sell the reassembled rifle – again with the help of friends – to some local guerilla in 6-hour-away (no joke). Here’s one more anecdote: I remember when I was at Heroes Square for the first time, desperately trying to find a decent place to have lunch.All cities come with advantages that, in any case, prove them to be the better alternative to the city you are currently stuck in.