Travel in Hungary - how worried should we be?
May 18, 2014 3:39 PM Subscribe
My partner and I (both female in our 30s) will be traveling to Central Europe soon and the last leg of our trip will be in Budapest. When we planned the trip, we simply forgot about the current political climate there (right-wing extremism, anti-semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, you name it). How bad is it? Should we be extra-careful?
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We are both Southern European and seasoned travelers. Generally choose not to travel to certain countries for safety or ethical reasons (India, for example). However, the situation in Hungary didn't cross our minds until a few days ago, when we were reading some news about extremists wanting to kill gays and then throw Jews into the Danube or something lovely like that. "Ugh, how awful. Oh wait -- we are going to be there!"
We aren't big on PDA but should we go as far as to book twin rooms?
Some input would be appreciated. Places to avoid, things to do or not to do and so on.