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Things to do this Halloween in Budapest

Halloween is just around the corner, so you might be wondering what’s happening in Budapest over the Halloween weekend; well there’s lots of things to do as the city embraces the opportunity to have some ghoulish fun! Here’s just some of them…

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7 Must-Eat Hungarian Dishes on a Backpacker Budget

After weeks on the road, it's easy to get sick of noodles, rice, and standard hostel kitchen fare, but when you're choosing between fine dining and another week on the road, eating cheap always wins out. Fortunately, you don't have to make those tough choices in Budapest, one of Europe's cheapest cities to travel. Hungary may not be world-renowned for its cuisine, but those willing to set aside the "boiled cabbage and meat" stereotypes may be surprised to find a wealth of flavorful, satisfying, and cheap(!) local eats worth tucking in to. Here are our favorite Hungarian dishes on a backpacker budget.

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Christmas Markets and Ice Skating in Budapest

Eating your way into a cheese coma while donning a mulled wine jacket is the perfect ways to participate in the holiday festivities. From the end of November, clusters of winter villages populate cities throughout Europe, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is one not to shy away from the merrymaking. The city centre comes alive during the holiday season when the Christmas lights turn on, markets set up shop, and ice skating rinks open. So, if you're lucky enough to be visiting Budapest during Christmas time, make sure you tickle your festive feels by getting wonderfully lost amongst the happy holiday huts. Here's our top 4 Budapest Christmas markets and our choice for the perfect ice skating date:

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Vegan Eats: The Best Vegan Food In Budapest

From someone who enjoys nothing more than a bucket of fried chicken, I can assure all you carnivores that vegan food in Budapest is just scrum-diddly-uptious! Budapest may be known for Goulash and Lángos as a local delicacy, but damn do they make good vegan food here too. It's not all eating leafs and chomping on sticks either, vegan food in Budapest is a lot more filling & satisfying than you might think.

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17 Things You Need To Know About Budapest

Planning on making your way to Budapest? We've created a wee guide to the Pearl of the Danube so you can find your bearings a little easier, tell you what's what but not ruin any of Budapest's quirky surprises.Here's 17 things you need to know about Budapest...

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21 Reasons Why You Need Visit Budapest

Budapest. The thing about it is that Budapest is one of those places you hear everyone rant and rave about. But is it really worth putting it on your bucket list? You better believe the hype, as Budapest is one of the most beautiful, bizarre and bonkers cities in Europe. With it's insane nightlife, quirky atmosphere and cheap booze it's clear to see why this place is a backpacker's Havana. It was hard to narrow it down, but here're 21 reasons why you need to visit Budapest.

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14 Things You Can Do For Under €5 In Budapest

As most avid travellers know Budapest is a pretty cheap place to visit, and that it is! But what, where, what can you do if you're on a really cheap budget? We've got 15 pretty great things you can do to enjoy Budapest all without spending more than €5!

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BudaF*ckingPest: The Ultimate Budapest Party Check List

How many folks have you met on your travels with insane stories of the Budapest party life? I'm betting the majority! With heaps of funky ruin bars, a young, hip international community and a lot of cheap beer, Budapest is one of the most popular cities for backpackers travelling around Europe. They come for the same reason I did, to see what all the fuss was about!

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