About this book
With numerous air and rail links, keen foreign interest in the local property market, a solid spot in the world's top-10 conference destinations for business, and significant recent investment in hotels, spas and other facilities, Hungary's tourist industry is booming. The first edition of Bradt's Hungary was voted Best Guide Book of the Year by the British Guild of Travel Writers; this thoroughly updated second edition further strengthens the guide, offering expanded coverage of the resort-destination of Lake Balaton (which now has its own airport), new walking trails in the countryside, details of the best thermal baths, information on dental and medical tourism, and much more.
About the author
Adrian Phillips is Managing Director at Bradt Travel Guides and an award-winning travel writer/broadcaster who is married to a Hungarian and travels regularly to the country. Jo Scotchmer is a public-relations director; she has contributed to a number of national magazines as a freelance journalist.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Politics, Economy, People, Religion, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, Tourist offices, Tour operators, Red tape, Hungarian embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Electricity, Money, banking and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Thermal baths, Sport and activities, Media, Communications, Maps, Business, Time, Public toilets, Cultural dos and don’ts, Giving something back
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Budapest
Chapter 4 Around Budapest and the Danube Bend
Chapter 5 Northern Uplands
Chapter 6 Northern Great Plain
Chapter 7 Southern Great Plain
Chapter 8 Southern Transdanubia
Chapter 9 Central and Western Transdanubia
Chapter 10 Lake Balaton
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further reading
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