ארכיון חודשי: נובמבר 2014

IN BUDAPEST, I FELT IM LIVING IN A NIGHTCLUB!

The people are not that…..friendly, and not enough of them speak English. They have a great local beer. it's a cool city! Especially hanging out at the ruin bars that the city offers. that how I could sum my experience & opinion after spending five days in the city.

Budapest 18-22/11/14!
I left the hostel at the morning and headed off to meet two of my friends who were traveling at the same time also. They made a stop in Budapest for two days and a student from Brazil studying there was hosting them. Our first stop was to go to the central market in Budapest to get some coffee. And I also bought there some food for the next days. Our guide around the city was the Brazilian student. He took us to eat “langosh” (pita, cream cheese & cheese). 1606913_10153339703229951_2304549341499556000_n
We went for a walk along the river and climbed up to the “Buda castle”
in the Buda side. It was a nice viewpoint to see the city. While walking, we stopped to chat with other people. Then we headed off to a bar for a few beers. Later that night I had the pleasure to be invited to a dinner, where I had the chance to see how cool it is to be abroad and watch Israelis connecting with people from other countries. People that in reality are a heavily guarded border away from each other. There was a Lebanese guy that was eating in the same table with me and some Israeli friends I just met. As for the rest of my stay, I was mostly hanging out with friends I just made.

The place I was staying at – the “full moon design hostel” had some positive and negative things to it.
The location was great, but the nightclub part of the hostel was directly below the rooms. I couldn't sleep because of the noise on the first night. I felt the bass all night so I had to use ear plugs, which didn't help that much. The nightclub was working every night, and hotel guests could enter free of charge. The staff was really nice – the next day I asked for a room change and they agreed.

One of the greatest things in Budapest are the “ruin bars”. I visited two of them – “szimpla” and “fogashaz”. You must visit the both of them! A "ruin bar" is a building that has 3 floors, and supposed to have something like 6 apartments , but instead, the owners make it into a huge bar!! I can't offer a better explanation, you'll have to be there and see :).

A day before the last day I climbed up to a place where I saw the lady up in the Buda side! It's a little bit of a workout but I had to do it . That was how I found out how beautiful it is to see the city from up there. 10551087_1590212454540997_3256545134461161852_n10530751_1590212491207660_3613630514155896457_n
After that I just headed off to a spontaneous 2 hour train ride south of Budapest to Szeged in order to meet a friend before my flight back home. My rule number 1 – just be spontaneous.

If you will visit Budapest someday, don’t forget to eat “Goulash” soup and to drink the local beer “Soproni” .

She's on her way to Naples, italy.

From my last experience traveling by train from Belgrade to Zagreb that was boring, a bit funny because what happened with chines one, kind of  wasting a few hours,! while if travel via bus it’s faster. I wanted to take the bus, but I couldn't because it’s Monday and my option was just to take the train.

Zagreb:
full green parks, great public transportation makes it easier to get from spot to other, in the center I recommend to just walk & without a map! It’s a must to drink the two Croatian local beer, Ožujsko and karlovacko. I hope the Serbian girls will not get mad about what I’m going to say now, I think Croatian girls are prettier, the common thing between both of them they like to do sport, and to take care of their bodies.

I stayed this time two nights, at the “main square hostel” I call it at “the heart of the city”, because it’s really very great spot to stay!! I liked their style of the dormitory rooms, because it’s different from others and gives you little bit privacy. Amazing staff, it’s kind of new also just one month, in addition for all these positive things one more thing, you will get welcoming shots of “Rakija” in the next morning the manger invite me for 4 times it was an great day to start.

Two more things that’s I liked in Zagreb, and of course waiting for the moment when I will do it again. The first; eating burger at the “Rocket Burger Café” i think the best burger that eat in my life until now! Or maybe because I didn't eat the whole day and was hungry.
Second; I went to “Jarun” lake and it’s worth it, just skip the tourist spots and go there, for a nice walk along the lake, there is a lot of cafes. There you will not hear English.

Train Zagreb-Budapest  (Monday 17/11)
as I said its Monday, no buses so have to take the train, I bought ticket costs me 25 euro, I head to the train sit in a cabin (8 people) in each one), In the one that I was, was with me also girls in the late 20’s, one of them hop off after an hour, and here is story starts; the driver talking in Croatian, of course I don’t understand anything but was lucky that the one who stayed speaks perfect English, she told me the because of construction on the route we will hop off in the next station to take a bus to the next train station! Ok fine! Done ! but that’s it’s not we took the second train we stopped again this time at the Hungarian side, for an hour at the station, me and the girl went to try the Hungarian beer, that’s how I get to know more the girl while drinking and chatting for an amazing hour, sometimes you can get good times by traveling via train. She’s form a small city north of Zagreb, she studied economics but not working in this subject, her life style working half year while the tourist season in “Burch” at a restaurant, and the other half-year mostly at home or traveling, this time she is heading to visit her sister in Naples, Italy. Her flight tomorrow from Budapest because they have good flights offers.

We took again the train, we stopped again! Guess why? Because to get to the other train station by bus!!

To make it easy to understand:
train…bus…train…bus….train  (9 hours)

Finally it was the last train now to Budapest and we arrived there at 7 pm instead of 4 pm! 9 hours journey. Both of us were tired and starving to eat, each one put his stuff at hostel and went out to explore Budapest at night.