7 Ways to Enjoy the Glamour of Budapest

Budapest is a covertly luxurious city. This Eastern-European capital’s slightly crumbly facade masks a subtle glamour and elegance that is within every visitors’ grasp. There is great food, eclectic bars, spas, and exquisite architecture. And, overall, many activities are very affordable. Here are seven ways to feel like a king or queen in Budapest that don’t break the bank.

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Makeshift Meals: Spicy (Or Not) Lentil Dahl

As a HelpX or Workaway volunteer it is highly likely that you will be asked to prepare a meal for yourself, the other volunteers, the hosts, or maybe even 15 hostel guests (yes, that happened to us). Arming yourself with a couple of decent recipes before you go is really easy and will save you a lot of scrambling when your host eventually asks you to cook too. In our new series, Makeshift Meals, we’ll be sharing a few of our go-to recipes from the road. (Not to mention that we’ve found cooking for others is a really easy way to make friends too!)
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Act Like a Local, Pick up a USE-IT Europe Map

Travel pro-tip: Never refuse a free map. At worst, it’s chock full of ads (but at least you know the street names) at best, you can use it to plan your entire vacation. After picking up a USE-IT map at our hostel, that’s exactly what we did in Bruges and Brussels.

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