The countryside of Hungary offers many beautiful sights and most of them are unspoiled and undiscovered. From the caves of Lillafüred to the Hortobágy National Park, the countryside is both peaceful and beautiful. Furthermore, it is a good option for people planning to travel on a tight budget mainly because the attractions, food, and drinks are affordable. Most of the famous sights in the city are free to visit and they include the Chain Bridge and the Fishermen’s Bastion. Outside the capital, the prices drop further. But before you leave your country, you will have to pack correctly. Here are some of the items you will have to include in your packing list.
A slim wallet
A slim wallet like Kinzd will eliminate the chances of carrying what you do not need and allow you to carry some cash, debit or credit cards. You can exchange your dollars or euros for the local currency, known as forint, at one of the local banks, post office, travel agency or hotel. If you hate carrying cash, you can swipe an ATM card to get the local forint. If you have been a victim of theft or pickpocketing, you already know why you should leave the cards you do not need at home.
Generally, the temperature in Hungary is very hot in summer and very cold in winter and therefore you will have to pack for the season.
When traveling in winter, remember to pack long sleeves, a heavy jacket, and a light fleece. If you are planning to travel in one of the hot months, you will have to pack the lightweight cotton shorts, long pants, and skirts. Some of the tourist sites, including the churches, have their dress code. In other words, men will have to wear long pants and women will require modest long pants or dresses to match the occasion. Pack some light undergarments that you can wash easily during your journey.
Winters can be cold and dark and no one would want to miss out the Hungarian bathing experience in the Budapest’s thermal baths.
Pack your trunks or swimsuit, even if imagining yourself plunging in is hard. The same should also happen in summer when you will have two options – the Lake Balaton beaches or the thermal baths.
Hungary is one of the Schengen member states, which means that an American tourist can stay in the country for a period of 90 days without the need for a visa.
However, you will require a return ticket or the proof of funds to buy one after entering the country. Keeping your passport’s picture page copy is a good idea. Keep it separate from the original passport when travelling. A slim wallet will help you keep all your documents organized and safe when travelling.
The Hungarian stores provide basic toiletries. However, if you are planning to visit one of the lakes or the rivers, particularly in summer, you will have to pack some bug repellent. For a long trip, pack a travel-sized shampoo portion, toothpaste, soap, and similar items and refill them during the trip.
Include a Hungarian phrase book, a map and a travel guide for the best experience. Ensure that you have learned several phrases in Hungarian before leaving.
That way, you will socialize well with the locals.
Hungary is one of the ancient nations of central Europe and a good choice for adventurous travellers. Be ready to enjoy spicy foods and to learn something about the folksy traditions. You will also witness the romantic architecture that has been capturing the imagination of most travellers.
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