Situated in the middle of the continent surrounded by 7 other countries, Hungary is considered to be one of the oldest countries in Europe. It is the birth land of the Rubik’s cube and has produced many mathematicians to the world. Budapest, the capital city is picturesque with the river Danube flowing in the middle allowing 15 bridges to majestically connect the two parts of the city. The official language of the country is Hungarian and the country has a high level of literacy rate of +99% of the population.
Why visit Hungary
Hungary is popular for its spa culture with its massive number of thermal water springs all over the country, easily accessible public baths and renowned grand spas like Gellért Baths in Budapest. The tagline for tourism in Hangary is “A love for life!” which explains the overall vibe of the country with its fine food, wine, diversity of the culture and the natural beauty. For history enthusiasts, this country is a treasure of resources, and they expose their knowledge generously to the tourists in their museums. Popular tourist attractions in the country consist of the wonder that is the Budapest Chain Bridge, The Great Synagogue, Buda Castle, Place of Arts and the Hungarian Parliament Building known for its unique architecture.
Getting around Hungary
Hungary is a convenient stop if you are in a road trip along Europe. The country boasts of a developed and organized transportation system in the main cities mostly equipped with buses. Do remember to purchase your tickets from the ticket stands before you get on board the buses since you will be fined if you travel without a ticket. The capital Budapest city has a metro system you can use. It is always smarter to call a taxi company and hire a car other than hailing a taxi randomly since there can be scams with taxi meters in the city.