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BUDAPEST TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATGoulash, lángos (a classic street food: deep-fried dough topped with garlic, sour cream and cheese), palacsinta (Hungarian crepes), halászlé (paprika-spiced fish soup) and a lot of sausage and strudels.
WHAT TO BRING BACKHungarian paprika, handmade Ajka crystal objects, embroidered folk art (from blouses to tablecloths), Tokaji wine or a Hungarian fruit brandy called pálinka.
FUN FACTHungarians are a creative bunch—not only did they invent the Rubik’s Cube, but they repurposed abandoned buildings (often destroyed by WWII) to house fun, quirky pubs called “ruin bars.” Up there with visiting Buda Castle, a stop at these unique spaces is a Budapest must. Start at the iconic Szimpla Kert or the more laidback Csendes Létterem.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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