Budapest in Brief
Budapest, a diverse mix of eastern and western cultures (often referred to as the "Paris of the East"), is one of the most beautiful and intriguing capitals in the world. It is composed of two main parts: on the hilly west side is historic Buda, whilst Pest is the city's cosmopolitan centre of shops, restaurants, markets and nightlife. Budapest isn't such a 'touristy' destination, despite being bigger and more diverse than both Prague and Talinn. With 80p pints and the average meal weighing in at under a fiver, you can't go wrong!