I traveled to Hungary in July 2015 as part of my backpacking trip with my friend Blake. I came to Hungary after Romania, and unfortunately my time there was short and restricted to the capital city, Budapest. This was back in my early days of travel when I naively focused on quantity of places visited and didn't give myself enough time to fully experience and enjoy each location. That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed Budapest.
Over the past decade, the city's low cost, unique nightlife centered around ruin pubs, public bathhouses have made it an increasingly popular destination for backpackers. As a result, the nightlife and bathhouses/bathhouse parties are the first thing you'll see about Budapest on nearly every travel blog or backpacking site. Therefore, I won't spend much time talking about them. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the nightlife, I definitely did, but there is so much more to the city that makes it amazing that often goes unrecognized. This is what I'll discuss.