Budapest in 2008

After Bratislava we hit up Budapest, Hungary for a couple of days. It was an interesting experience because I really didn’t know anything about Hungary’s history before visiting. Ever since visiting the Holocaust Museum in DC in 1999, I’ve been fascinated with everything Holocaust-related, which is the main reason I chose central and eastern europe as stopping points. What I didn’t know, is that Hungary was one of the most oppressed countries in that it suffered under the rule of two very oppressive regimes – the fascists and the communists – in a very short period of time.

This is the Terror Museum, where we got a tour of the underground torture chambers, learned the history of Hungary, and much much more.

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Don’t get me wrong, not all of our trip was doom & gloom! We definitely rented bikes and caught some of the cool sights.

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All-in-all, Budapest is really pretty and as long as you stay clear of the whore houses at night, it’s really not as unsafe as people claim.

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