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Why I will not come back to Budapest Hungary

Jun 4th, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Why I will not come back to Budapest Hungary

I was harassed by the metro conductors.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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.....and that's all you have to say????
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Jun 4th, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Well, Tower, how much more do you want?
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Jun 4th, 2014, 10:47 AM
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I read your post about not validating your tickets on another post. Why didn't you validate your ticket? Also, 3 women alone late at night - taxis are so cheap in Budapest, why didn't you take a cab?
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Jun 4th, 2014, 11:02 AM
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Dukey..you're spot on...from what I've seen of so many "I'll never go back" threads...nothing I want to hear or read.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 11:15 AM
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The other post was much funnier as the daughters preferred to spend the night at the airport rather than in their hotel room because they were afraid of the metro people. I guess they've never seen a deserted airport at night. That would have been a bad choice. I really don't get the connection between fear of the metro people and wanting to sit up all night at the airport.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 11:38 AM
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sumba2002, you would be unhappy in Paris as well, because it happens to be a requirement here to use valid subway tickets, too.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up, adrienne, I enjoyed reading that other thread. It does sound as though the treatment of clueless tourists on the metro in Budapest is shockingly bad, and has been for years--the other thread explains why. Of course it's silly to post things like "I shall never return", but it's even sillier to pretend that one can always know the right thing to do and do it.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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And there's a difference between reporting an event as objectively as possible and histrionics.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 01:13 PM
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I am not going back to Paris, someone once stepped on my shoes.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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"I was harassed by the metro conductors."

I didn't even know that the Budapest metro had an orchestra!

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Jun 4th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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"I was harassed by the metro conductors."

I didn't even know that the Budapest metro had an orchestra!

Hahahaha!
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Jun 4th, 2014, 02:08 PM
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<< I am not going back to Paris, someone once stepped on my shoes. >>

Better than having your shoes step into something!
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Jun 4th, 2014, 02:13 PM
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Well in that case - never go to St Pet - they have bus conductors that make Budapest metro agents look like little red riding hood. We were stopped every time we made the mistake of riding a bus - since I guess they thought they could get money from tourists. We would just show our pass and smile.

But we did it only 3 times - otherwise took cabs - which were US $5 to every place you would want to go (cheap for 3 people).

And frankly I love Budapest. We did take the metro one day and validated our tickets - and were not stopped. Agree - why would 3 women traveling alone at night (and staying at a 5* hotel so not short of money) take the metro versus a cab. (But then they would probably have been cheated by the cab driver.)
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Jun 4th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Glad to hear you're not going back. I love Budapest, and I thought the last time I was there it was getting a bit too popular. I'm all for people who don't do their research staying home.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 05:43 PM
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I didn't especially like Budapest compared to Prague, Vienna, and Krakow, but in all four I learned enough about public transit systems to use them correctly.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 06:43 PM
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UncleGus..would be happy to do so. I've been taught that fans are precious.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 06:55 PM
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<< I am not going back to Paris, someone once stepped on my shoes. >>

Better than having your shoes step into something!

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That has happened in Paris as well.
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Jun 4th, 2014, 08:04 PM
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Why I will not come back to Budapest Hungary
Posted by: sumba2002 on Jun 4, 14 at 2:29pm
I was harassed by the metro conductors.


Well, what do you expect when you don't pay?
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Jun 4th, 2014, 08:07 PM
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Who was the OP expecting in Budapest, Rosa Parks?
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