Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Under-The-Radar Sights in Budapest

Wandering Budapest's leafy street recently, I made plenty of discoveries. Most of them had very little to do with the Danube, the Citadel and other signature sights that garner all the attention. And, even when I did visit a well-traveled path, I did so with a slightly different focus. The whole point was to see Hungary's capital as if I were a local. Sure, it was my first time in Budapest, but, I prefer to be surprised. And, I don't find it all that appealing to visit on-the-radar venues that are iconic. After all, I'm all about what I term the "Who knew?" factor.






The recent article I wrote for the Huffington Post offers a look at Budapest with surprises galore; a Budapest that represents a locals view. Make sure to check out the accompanying slide show that illustrates some of the curiosities I stumbled upon.

8 comments:

Unknown said...

I'll be interested in seeing what you found~
Traveling as a local is a very rich experience.

J The Travel Authority said...

HI Irene, Absolutely. Even when I visit a place for the first time, I try to avoid the signature sights in favor of the venues the locals love.

Brette said...

My aunt is going to Budapest this spring for her 5th visit. I will share this list with her!

Alisa Bowman said...

I was there years ago and really loved it, mostly because it's still one of those distinctive cities that has not been taken over by US things like Subway and McDs.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Brette, Excellent. Wow. Five times! She may already know most of the things on this list.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Alisa, I could've spent another week in Budapest. But, I'm sorry to say that the American chains have infiltrated the city. Too bad.

ruth pennebaker said...

My husband and I were there last summer. Lovely, friendly city with great food. We especially loved the Hungarian hot sauce known as Strong Stephen.

J The Travel Authority said...

Hi Ruth, The Hungarians sure love their hot sauces. I tried a bit but found that the 10 alarm spiciness didn't work with my stomach.