Courtney Harre

Courtney Harre

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About me:

I really like to travel.

Living in:

Hungary Budapest, Hungary


October 2009

  • +3 rating

    Parking in San Sebastian for free?

    Parking in San Sebastian is really strict. The only place you can park for free (to my knowledge) is off Avenida de tolosa. You'll need to pay around 1.25EUR to take a bus into proper city centre, but it's worth it when all day parking in San Sebastian can run you 15-20EUR a day. about 11 years ago

  • +3 rating

    Is it currently safe to travel to Budapest considering the toxic sludge flooding?

    I live in Budapest and I haven't experienced a single problem. To my knowledge, I haven't heard about it entering the Danube (it was a threat, but after heavy rains; it stopped moving, the biggest threat is said to be airborne when it turns to dust, but it is in a village quite far from the city). I have been drinking my tap water, eating out, and carrying about with business. I don't know anyone, Hungarian or foreigner, who is terribly afraid; seems to just be tourists, really. over 10 years ago

  • +2 rating

    One week in Budapest - what to see and do?

    Wow. Must sees. Andrassy ut is a must see. Called the Champs Elysee of the East, it is a beautiful stroll and while walking it you'll see Hungarian luxury (oh wow, Louis Vuitton! Magyars do love their brands ;)), the gorgeous Opera (a must see), and it'll end, finally, at my favourite monument in Budapest, Heroes Square (my top must see). If you go behind Heroes Square, you'll enter Varosliget (city park, and also a must see), where you can visit Vajdahunyad Castle (gorgeous), check out the zoo, see one of Budapest's most famous -- and expensive -- restaurants, Gundel, the circus, and Szechenyi baths (MUST GO). On either side of Heroes Square are the Museum of Fine Arts and Palace of Arts, both of which are pretty cool. You'll need to deffo see the Parliament, which is absolutely gorgeous, and next to Lanchid (the chain bridge), which at sunset, when it lights up, is breath taking. Crossing over into Buda, you have the Castle and Gellert Hill. The Castle has fantastic views from Fisherman's Bastion and Mattias Church is well worth a poke around. The statues and art of the castle are lovely. Gellert Hill is a nice hike that takes you to the liberty statue and also offers a stunning view of Pest below. The island in nice weather is deffo good to see, but not a must see. It's mostly people enjoying their weekends outside and/or having a drink. Renting a bike for two on it is heaps of fun, though! The Jewish quarter is lovely and the Synogogue is the biggest in Europe, it's an incredible sight to behold. The Terror House, also on Andrassy, is my favourite museum and a definite must see for anyone who visits. Gerbeaud, the famous bakery, is worth every penny, and it'll put you on Vorosmarty Ter which back ends with tourist street, Vaci, at Vorosmarty Ter, there are often markets (depends when you come), and heaps of shopping. over 10 years ago