Budapest is a fantastic city Ė I leave on Sunday and, even now, Iím vaguely tempted to change my mind and stay. Itís full of lovely people, extremely safe, beautiful if a little dilapidated, generally affordable - even on the local wages and very interesting.
However, the best thing here has to be the music. The four bars that Iíve found and made regular haunts are soothing to my ears after travelling through so much Rammstein, German techno, Polish pop and the bloody, omnipresent Ketchup Song. There are enough people here who are into sleazy listening and breakbeats that there is a very cool and unpretentious music scene.
With peace, love and harmony in whatís already looking like a challenging year for all three,