Budapest And Prague, Where to go?Watch
So far we are thinking the ruin bars, a shooting range and bungee jumps.
We looking for daytime activities, but mainly weird restaurants and good nightclubs and bars.
Thanks in advance!
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Walk down the river in both...especially Budapest. They are both big cities but there is probably more to see in Budapest. When we went, we just wandered around a lot - though there was still stuff left to see in both! Worth seeing the fisherman's bastion, parliament building and castle in Budapest - all situated along the river. In Prague, the astromonical clock is of course very nice but the square in the Stari Grad in which it is situated is probably nicer. Either way, both are pretty beautiful cities. If you're staying in a hostel they'll give you some advice on where to go/what to do.
I wouldn't worry too much about planning activities in Prague, because the city is small enough and beautiful enough to just wander around and find cool stuff - just don't spend the entire three days in the super touristy area around Charles' Bridge
In Budapest, make sure you check out the Bda castle. The ruins are free and you get a stunning view of the river and pretty buildings opposite - usually considered to be the most beautiful view of the city.
Two restaurants I can definitely recommend: number one is Frici Papa on Király ut. Quality is low, but a great introduction to Hungarian food and it is ridiculously cheap - fill yourself to bursting point for about 7 euro.
Number two is Pozsonyi Kisvendéglő. Just north of Margaret's bridge. This has to be one of my favourite restaurants in the world. An old-world bar slash restaurant that I'd be equally comfortable dining and drinking in. I've been twice and the second time I was so amazed with the quality price ratio that I took a photo of the receipt and posted it on Twitter:
Dreher 5dl = pint of beer
gulyásleves = goulash soop
brassói aprópecsenye = pork brassoi (typically Hungarian, google it)
folyó bor = red wine
presszó kávé = espresso
3290 ft = about 11 euro. An absolutely stupidly low price.
As for nighttime activities, woe betide me for saying this but I had a blast on the pub crawls. Almost exclusively Brits, Americans and Australians but sometimes that's all you need