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Planning a trip to Hungary?


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So, you're about to spend the most wonderful days in your life in Hungary. Good on you.

 

You might be familiar with some of our <b>events</b> (Sziget Festival, Hungarian Grand Prix, the daily Noon Bell (Pope Callixtus III ordered the bells of every European church to be rung every day at noon, as a call for believers to pray for the Hungarian defenders of Belgrade)), our <b>words</b> (biro, kocsi (couch), paprika, gulyás (goulash)), our <b>cuisine</b> and drinks or Liszt Ferenc and his Hungarian Rhapsodies.

If you can’t recall all of the above, let me offer you a cute page which helps you to get to know our country: http://thehungariangirl.com.

 

Then another one, dedicated to tourism: http://www.hungary.com.

A video of Budapest:

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While you’re reading the rest, why not to listen to some Hungarian folk music:

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<b>Hungarian cuisine</b>

Most people asking us if we could describe what's Hungarian food like, described into few words the following sentence would explain: greasy, spicy but dadgum delicious. Often involves paprika, onion and fat, just like a holy trinity for Hungarian cuisine. There's a Hungarian saying: There's no such part of an animal which can't be eaten. This saying is very true for the following meals.

Pacal - Tripe (beef stomach) stew

Kocsonya - Pork bits in jelly

Körömpörkölt - Pork feet stew

 

Hungarians are especially passionate about their soups, desserts and pastries and stuffed pancakes (palacsinta). Two remarkable elements of Hungarian cuisine that are hardly noticed by locals, but usually conjure up much enthusiasm amongst foreigners, are different forms of vegetable stews called főzelék as well as cold fruit soups, like cold sour cherry soup (Hungarian: hideg meggyleves). Hungarian cuisine is arguably the spiciest cuisine native to Europe. The combination of paprika, lard and red onions is typical of Hungarian cuisine, and the use of the thick sour cream called tejföl.

 

As for drinks, you can have whatever you prefer. We’ve got spirits from the East, beer from the North and West and wine from the South, and among these there’s an equal share of the market and consumption. Try Tokaji or Villányi wine and our national spirit, pálinka!

 

<b>Hungarian recipes:</b>

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=hungarian

http://www.dmoz.org/Home/Cooking/World_Cui...opean/Hungarian

 

If you’re looking for information on public transport, bike rental, cultural events or translation or anything else, post it here as well. We’re happy to help you.

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szia,

 

im comming to hungary in april can u sugest any good caches close to pecs,sigitvar i have been here many time i really like this country also if any one had bugs to go to the uk i could take them

Hey,

It seems uv been to Hungary before so u know what ur talking about... ;)

I havent been to Baranya county for ages so cant provide up to date info on good caches. any chance u'll travel through Budapest? an event might be set up if theres none at that time, ud take loads of trackables with u. :D

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Hi,

We're traveling to budapest next week for 10 days and off course are looking forward to some great geocaching. We're especially interested in nigh caches. Does anyone know some good night caches in and around budapest (for example in the buda hills)? Thanks!

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Hi,

We're traveling to budapest next week for 10 days and off course are looking forward to some great geocaching. We're especially interested in nigh caches. Does anyone know some good night caches in and around budapest (for example in the buda hills)? Thanks!

Hi,

 

sorry, but there isn't any special "night cache" in Budapest (neither in Hungary), but there are many intereting caches. If you like going on a trip (or two) I advise Hárs-hegyi Trail, and János-hegyi trail in Budapest's hills. Or th "UJPEST" serie in northern part of Budapest.

You are welcome in Hungary!

Best regards:

Guszty

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sorry, but there isn't any special "night cache" in Budapest (neither in Hungary), [...]

Hmmm... Például a GC2VQT-t nézted? :)

 

A BCC rejt egy et a találkozóra, hogy ezt a hiányt is pótoljuk...

 

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The BCC will hide one, just for fun :D It will be available from 10th of September!

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Hy everbody,

 

from 1. July - 5. July 13 we are in Budapest for geocaching.

Are there perhaps some lost places to discover?

 

Does somebody knows an internet adress to download a geocaching flyer in hungarian speech?

And what's about the police there? Do they know geocaching?

 

And of course, it would be a pleasure for us to meet some hungarian geocachers in Budapest.

(The only problem is, that we speak only german and english.)

 

Best regards

Team AnPePa

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Hi Team AnPePa!

 

Let me try to answer for your questions:

from 1. July - 5. July 13 we are in Budapest for geocaching. - Greetings in advance!

Are there perhaps some lost places to discover? - To be honest we call 'Lost place ' a building which is not working any more. As i know we have only a few caches like this, me personaly 2:

http://coord.info/GC2PHQP - it is disabled now, and i think the building will be destroyed untill you come :(

http://coord.info/GC477MZ

 

Does somebody knows an internet adress to download a geocaching flyer in hungarian speech?

If you mean this feel free to use :) - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/ (Hungarian doc file)

 

And what's about the police there? Do they know geocaching? - i did not have any conflist with the police here in Hungary, but i do not think they know it. Or we have 2 policman in our community with more than 2000 finds, so at least they know it. I know it is not funny, but if you do not overstep the law (is it right in english?) you won't have any problem.

 

And of course, it would be a pleasure for us to meet some hungarian geocachers in Budapest. - You can organize an event as well, or we can talk about it via mail. Our monthly event is in every 2nd friday normaly...

(The only problem is, that we speak only german and english.) - it is not a problem, if you understood what i wrote. And i think my english is not the best in the group :D Our rewiever is Austrian, so you probably won't have problem with the German alo...

 

Best regards

Team AnPePa

 

Happy caching!

taska

 

 

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I'm planning a trip to Budapest for 10 days in mid October. I'll be keeping my eyes open for any caching events while I'm there. I will be looking to get a cell phone sim card with data for the time I'm there just for posting FB pics and looking up cache info can anyone recommend a provider with good coverage and resonable costs. I find that a data package of 500mb-1Gb is generally more than enough. Also where would you recommend exchanging US Dollars to Forints?

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Hi,

 

i just wrote you a personal message...

 

taska

I'm planning a trip to Budapest for 10 days in mid October. I'll be keeping my eyes open for any caching events while I'm there. I will be looking to get a cell phone sim card with data for the time I'm there just for posting FB pics and looking up cache info can anyone recommend a provider with good coverage and resonable costs. I find that a data package of 500mb-1Gb is generally more than enough. Also where would you recommend exchanging US Dollars to Forints?

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Hi,

 

i just wrote you a personal message...

 

taska

I'm planning a trip to Budapest for 10 days in mid October. I'll be keeping my eyes open for any caching events while I'm there. I will be looking to get a cell phone sim card with data for the time I'm there just for posting FB pics and looking up cache info can anyone recommend a provider with good coverage and resonable costs. I find that a data package of 500mb-1Gb is generally more than enough. Also where would you recommend exchanging US Dollars to Forints?

 

Thank you for the information on cellphones and the monthly meet and greet, hopefully I will be able to make it to the event.

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Do you have any public lists with non-traditional caches with listings in English? With Traditional, normally one can live with translating only the hint with online dictionary, but with multi or quiz, it's hard to go without listing ;)

 

I'd like to visit Budapest the next spring.

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Do you have any public lists with non-traditional caches with listings in English? With Traditional, normally one can live with translating only the hint with online dictionary, but with multi or quiz, it's hard to go without listing ;)

 

I'd like to visit Budapest the next spring.

Hello,

I think more than 90 % of the non traditional caches at Budapest available in English.

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Do you have any public lists with non-traditional caches with listings in English? With Traditional, normally one can live with translating only the hint with online dictionary, but with multi or quiz, it's hard to go without listing ;)

 

I'd like to visit Budapest the next spring.

 

If you need help, you can contact me (KIAX) for help in translation.

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Hi :)

 

I'm planning to visit Budapest in October, namely from 17th to 24th. Except of searching for geocaches I would also like to visit at least one Hungarian escape room - I heard they are very popular in Hungary :) The problem is I'm travelling alone and I would need company for this game. Maybe there is someone here who would like to join me? I would be also grateful for some recommendations, because for now I don't have any preferences :) I don't speak Hungarian unfortunately.

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