Potsdam – a royal city

Potsdam travel guide:

General information: About 20 minutes by train from Berlin, there is Potsdam, a German city not so well known, but beautiful. It has about 200,000 inhabitants and is a very quiet, orderly and safe city.

Where to eat?

Well, the city is full of places to eat or just have a drink. Cafes, restaurants, bars, there is everything in Potsdam, you can choose.

How to move around the city?

There are trams and buses that will take you everywhere, I went practically to the last station, to also know the surroundings. So, public transport is really good, you can visit every corner of the city. And, if you want, you can also make a tour by bike, it’s a small town.

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Budapest – authentic and special

Budapest travel guide:

General information: Budapest is the Hungarian capital, with more than 1.7 million inhabitants. Although the country is in the European Union, the official currency in the whole country is the forint. But you can also pay by credit / debit card in the big majority of places. Despite being the capital, it’s very quiet and safe, so you can come back late to your accommodation and also feel safe when you walk through the city. Regarding the people and the language, read my article about Pecs and you will understand everything.

How to get around in the city?

Public transport is quite good, there is metro, buses and trams so you can choose. I also suggest walking a lot, because the city has a very nice architecture and it is worth exploring.

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Hungary: So different and so similar, 1st part: Pecs

Hungary travel guide :

General information: The country, which in Hungarian is called Magyarország, has around 10 million inhabitants. The country is very homogenous, with a very small percentage of foreigners, which actually is quite usual for Eastern Europe, where it collides with Western Europe, which is all the opposite. But, the city of Pecs, with 150,000 inhabitants, chosen in 2010 as the European capital of culture, was the meeting point of three cultures: Christian, Jewish and Muslim. That is why we can say that Pecs, located in the south of the country, is a peculiar city in Hungary, with its cultural richness. The official currency in the whole country is the forint, so you have to be prepared. But, of course you can pay in lot of places with credit/debit card.

Where to eat and go out?

You can eat in any restaurant, Hungarians give very big portions, so you ask portion for 3 people, and 7 can eat. The food is pretty good, they eat a lot of meat, but they still have a lot of bakeries where you can buy something for breakfast or just a snack. The food is cheap, so without any fear you can have lunch or dinner at a restaurant. To go out, I recommend pubs. There are several, and all are in the center, which is small, so you can go everywhere on foot. The atmosphere is quite good, you can see that it’s a student city.

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