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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 06:48 AM
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No, northie, Buda is the hilly side.

Looking at a map, the town is literally split by the river the way you see it and the way it's spelled, as Buda...Pest.
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Old Mar 16th, 2017, 01:29 PM
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Yeah, down by the river (north to south), Buda on the right, Pest is on the left side.
Initially we had 3 cities, Obuda (ancient Buda), Buda and Pest.
After their unification in 1873 Budapest has emerged as a single unit.

The best views (North, East and South) are actually from the Gellert Hill (The Citadel).
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 08:57 PM
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Oops Andrew - I was thinking of the Fishernens Bastion and
thinking that side of the river was Pest but after your comment I realize it's Buda and Pest is further away .
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 09:00 PM
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I preferred the views from the Fisherman's Bastion to those of Gellert Hill -- JMO.
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 04:38 AM
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Hi,
You can't compare the two views. Especially when now almost half of the bastion is closed to renovation.
I am guiding people for more than 20 years and at least 90% of my former clients have agreed on the fact that you can't beat the Citadella (Gellért hegy) views. especially at dusk.
There are 3 and half Amazing view points and you have a 300 degrees panorama. From the Fisherman's Bastion it's hardly 180 degrees and the sites are very close, thus lacking that dramatic panorama experience. Also try to make good pictures from the Fisherman's during high season. The pushing crowds are almost ripping the camera off your hands.
Having that said, the view from the Fishermen's Bastion is also quite good, but still...
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Old Apr 9th, 2017, 10:26 AM
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I have only visited Prague. (I'm visiting Budapest and Vienna later this month, will update then!)

I spent a weekend in Prague and I was able to see most of the stuff. The old town is charming, so that is a must! Charles bridge and Prague Castle are the major attractions too. They are heavily crowded so I recommend checking them out in the morning.

I wrote my first-hand experience in Prague here.Hope it helps

http://traumchaser.com/like-a-dream-prague
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Old May 7th, 2017, 10:18 PM
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Asmi_Kx thanks for your post on your trip!
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Old May 7th, 2017, 10:19 PM
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As promised, I finally visited Vienna and Budapest. Honestly, Vienna is my favorite of the 3! Lots of Museums, super clean, top of the class cafes, it's a total treat!

I wrote my experiences about Vienna here, hope this helps
http://traumchaser.com/where-eleganc...vienna-austria
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Old May 8th, 2017, 08:35 AM
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Yes thanks for reporting back- so few do.
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