Hungary Trip Advice
September 6, 2013 7:38 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be in Hungary from Sept 29 - Oct 12, and I have a few questions about practicalities of the trip.
posted by wandering steve to travel & transportation around Budapest, Hungary (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I lived in Hungary for a year in 2000-01, but haven't been back since, so I'm really excited to be going. I'll be splitting my time between Miskolc, Satoraljaujhely (on the Slovak border, and the town where I lived), and Budapest. Some recent questions have been helpful, but they've generally been for trips in the area, not necessarily Budapest-specific. So since I haven't been there in a while, some quick questions:
*I've been hearing about the romkocsmak (ruin pubs) -- any details on what I should look into? Budapest always felt tremendously safe when I was strolling around at 2 am in 2000, but I'm not sure how much it's changed since then.
*Relatedly, is there anything else that more recent visitors can recommend? I'll probably be alone in BP, so quirky new places to check out are greatly appreciated. I used to use the PestiEst to find out what was going on -- is that still around? I'd love to check out some local indie music, if things along those lines exist.
*I have an iPhone 5, which I was told could take a sim card. Is this actually doable? What kind of converter would I need to be able to plug things in if I take US electronics?
Much thanks in advance!