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Eco-friendly travel guide to Hungary advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to travel in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Hungary, Europe.


  • Air quality: 3.5 / 5
  • Bus connections: 4.5 / 5
  • Train connections: 5 / 5
  • Hitchhiking: 4 / 5
  • National parks: 4 / 5
  • Outdoor activities: 4.5 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 2 / 5
  • Safety: 3.5 / 5
  • Accommodation: US$10 - $580
  • Budget per day: US$50 - $700

Responsible Travel

Hungary is a Central European country known worldwide as one of the best tourist destinations for adventure seekers and couples. Budapest is the capital city and also the largest city in Hungary. It is also the most popular tourist city in Central Europe. Hungary shares its land borders with Romania, Ukraine, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, and Slovenia. The country is also part of the European Union, which comprises 27 countries in Europe. Hungary also plays an essential role as a historically significant land because it has seen the rule and succession of many great kings and ethnic groups like Celts, German tribes, West Slavs, Avars, Huns, Romans, etc. More than 95 percent of the residents belong to the Hungarian ethnic groups, while Romani is the second popular one with only 3.1 percent. The country spans over an area of 93,030 square kilometers, where 9.7 million people reside. Christianity is the most-followed religion with 54.3 percent followers.

Visiting such a historical, cultural, tourism, and political center, you must be very cautious of your actions and activities. It is because your actions may cause some harm to the local environment, which may make the locals think wrong about tourists. You mustn't indulge in any illegal activity like prostitution, human trafficking, drugs, or other severe crimes as it may get you deported or banned from revisiting the country. If you want to get a thrilling experience and a proper exposure to the Hungarian culture, environment, and people, you must follow some sustainable measures. These measures will also help you track your trip budget and avoid any extra spending during your trip. The best way to make your journey fruitful is by using local products. You can get these products from local food markets and flea markets. You can also visit a local farm and buy produce directly from the farmers. By doing so, you can get fresh and organic items and at very affordable prices. Another way to make your experience worth every penny is by using public transports, bicycles, or walking as a method of exploring the city or region. By using such scenarios, you can interact with the locals and fellow travelers. Also, visiting another country doesn't mean that you can ignore the rules and contribute to the increasing pollution levels. You must try to reduce your waste by recycling and reusing your products and items until they have reached their full potential. While doing so, you must pay proper respect to the locals, environment, and tourist sites. Making your trip eco-friendly is the best way to travel responsibly.


Air Quality and Pollution

The air quality of this country is not suitable for health. Half of the country's air is polluted. This country's main reason faces a lot of pollution is that there is a lot of traffic resulting from a lot of carbon emission. The ones who have their vehicles prefer using them rather than using public transport to go for work or move around; therefore, there is much traffic, resulting in traffic jams. Another problem of air pollution is the industries as there are many industries and are very careless toward cleaning their waste such as chimneys and wastewater treatment. There are some industries which are built near the residential area and create a lot of pollution. Air pollution can lead to serious respiratory diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, lung damage, etc. However, the death rate is due to air pollution is shallow, and the government is focusing on lowering it as much as possible. Another moderate level of corruption is noise pollution. Traffic and traffic jams remain the top reason. There are many places where you can find the best clubs and nightlife, but those equally contribute to the rising rate of noise pollution annually. This country faces many tourists and travelers every year, and many travelers visit this place to enjoy its nightlife and party in clubs and bars. Therefore, you must not contribute to the increasing pollution rate and adopt every eco-friendly measure while moving around in cities and staying in.

  • Nyergesujfalu is the most polluted town in this country.
  • Pollution Index – 48.11
  • Pollution Exp. Scale – 83.3


Respect the Culture

We must respect the culture of the country you visit. There are a lot of cultural things which can help you learn. Different religions follow different cultures. Understanding cultures can help you to understand various perspectives, believes, faith. Respecting a culture will help you understand different types of people with different kinds of religions. A country's culture is emotionally connected with the locals; therefore, hurting them will hurt locals' sentiments, spoiling their image. Most of the population of this country are Catholics, which makes it the most followed religion in this country. However, this is a secular country, and everyone has a right to choose their faith. Defaming any religion and its beliefs can cause you severe problems as this will lead to imprisonment and a fine of a certain amount. Many cultural festivals show the rich cultural heritage in traditional food, dance, art, literature, paintings, and many other ways. Cultural festivals in this country's cities are celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm as these festivals are connected with them emotionally and historically. Some of the famous Hungarian festivals are Balaton Festival, Hollókő Easter Festival, Busójárás Ozora Festival, Summerfest International Folklore Festival, Sziget Festival, Budapest Festival of Folk Arts. These festivals are a must to visit while traveling to this city. Different festivals are celebrated with various methods, which include different cuisines and dance. As most of the people are Christians; therefore, there are mostly Christian festivals that are observed in the whole world.


Top 10 Places to Visit

  • Budapest (Danube River)

Budapest is the most populous Hungarian city, which also happens to be the capital city. It has an estimated population of around 1,752,856 over an area of about 203 square miles. It consists of 33% of the people of Hungary. It is also one of the oldest cities, and the earliest Celtic sentiment reformed into the Roman town of Aquicum. The city has seen several downfalls, and an uprising like Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century. After some time, Mongols invaded in 1241 to 1242. In 1526, after and about 150 years, Ottoman rule was peaked, and Budapest took place. Then there was Buda's reconquest in 1686, followed by Buda's unification. Buda, Obuda, and Pest unified on 17th November 1873. Budapest has also served as the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire that was later dissolved in 1918 following World War I. The city was also the mean deciding point for a revolution in 1848, Budapest's battle in 1945, and the Hungarian revolution of 1956.

  • Lake Balaton (Transdanubian Region)

Lake Belton, or Lexus Pelosi in Latin, is a freshwater Lake that is present in the Transdanubian region of Hungary. The famous and the best tourist attractions site and you must reach the destination if you are in Hungary. This lake is the largest and as well as the largest freshwater lake present in central Europe. The water source is River Zara, which provides the largest inflow of water to Lake Balaton. The only outflow of the lake is the canal Sio, which flows into the River Danube. You will find the mountainous region of the northern shores around the lake, which is significantly known for its central wine region and has a great historical character. On the southern coasts, there are very famous town resorts.

  • Szentendre(Pest County)

It is a town near Riverside in Pest County, Hungary. It's located in between the Budapest and Phyllis Visegrad mountains. This town is mainly known for its museum, artists, and its galleries. Most notably, this town is known for open-air in the ethnographic graphic museum. The name of the city is a bit of medieval Latin from Saint Andrew. You will find a diverse mix of different nationalities that have been once settled in this town. Its name first appeared in 1446 in a student's will, confirmed by King Geza II. In the 9th century, by sacral, Prince Kurzan renovated the Roman fortress that has fallen into ruin. Later on, he established a settlement on the remains of the Roman buildings all around.

  • Hévíz( near Lake Hévíz)

It is located in Zula County, Hungary, about 5 miles from Keszthely. It is a spa town located near Lake Hévíz. It is the second-largest thermal lake in the world and the most significant active natural lake. The temperature of the lake is affected by the combination of cold and hot spring water. The water is coming out of a 38-meter underground water source and is replenished every 72 hrs. The minimum depth of this lake is 12 meters, and the maximum depth is 38 meters. Due to the temperature conditions, the lake has no flora and fauna But has a home to dominant bacteria. The lake's water composition comprises calcium, carbonic acid, magnesium, reduced sulfuric compounds, hydrogen carbonate, and oxygen in solution.

  • Eger (Northern Hungary)

This city lies in northern Hungary and is an old Magyar tribal city. It was founded in the 11th century. The Tatar invasion took place in the 13th century and leveled up to other towns, as it was one of the richest during medieval Hungary. According to population indexing of 2011, makes this town 19th largest center of population in Hungary. The city is located on the Hills of Bukk Mountain. This town is best known for its baroque building, the northernmost Ottoman minaret, dishes, red vines, Castle, and the thermal bath. You will find several tourists from different ethnicities and probably Turkish tourists around the town because of the shared historical memories you will find. Eger is mainly known for its Castle, which is like a relic to the tourists.

  • Lake Neusiedl Austrian (Hungarian border)

This lake sits on the Austrian – Hungarian edge. It is the world's largest endothermic lake present on the central European surface. This lake has a total area of about 315 square kilometers, out of which 240 square kilometers are on the Austrian side, whereas 85 square kilometers are on the Hungarian side. The lake is surrounded by reeds, which places a habitat for wildlife, which serves as the migratory birds' area to rest. During winter, the whole lake turns into solid ice due to chilly winds. It has a max length of about 36 kilometers and a width of 12 kilometers and has an average depth of about 1 meter to a maximum depth of about 1.8 meters.

  • Sopron (Austrian border)

Sopron is a Hungarian city present on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő. It is famous for its wine production region. It is one of the few areas which produce both red wine and white wine in the world. The varieties of grapes grown over here are Kékfrankos for red wine and Traminer (Gewürztraminer) for white wine. Austria and this place share the same environment with stable temperature perfect for grapes to grow. The different varieties of wines from up here are Blue Frankish (Kékfrankos, Blaufränkisch), Traminer and Green Veltliner (ZöldVeltelini, GrünerVeltliner) are well-known Sopron wines.

  • Esztergom (Northern Hungary)

The Basilica of Esztergom (German: Dom von Esztergom), the full name of the Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Adalbert (German: Hauptkathedrale Unserer Lieben Frau und des Heiligen Adalbert). In terms of external dimensions, it is the largest church building in Hungary, 100 meters high from the lower church to the dome's sphere, also the country's tallest building. It is one of the largest basilicas in Europe, but it is also of considerable size in the world. The building is also the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hungary next to the St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest.

  • Tihany (Veszprém County)

Tihany village in Veszprém County, in Balatonfüred district. It is one of the most beautifully situated settlements in Hungary, a town rich in the spectacular landscape and natural conditions on the Tihany Peninsula stretching to Lake Balaton. A famous landmark of the place, which still exists today, is Tihany's echo or echo, which arose between Tihany Abbey and Echo Hill when even buildings did not impede the free return of sound. It can still be observed in clear, quiet weather, especially in winter. Its name's origin is probably to be found in the Slavic silence ("tiho"). From the time of King St. Stephen, it belonged to the county of Zala from 1946.

  • Visegrád (Central Hungary Region)

Visegrád (German: Plintenburg, Slovak: Vyšehrad, word of Slavic origin, meaning: high Castle, Citadel) is a city in the Central Hungary region, Pest county, Szentendre district, Budapest agglomeration. One of the smallest towns in Hungary, a popular excursion destination, a port city. The Castle, which consists of a lower castle and a citadel, is of outstanding significance: in the Middle Ages, one of the most important Hungarian kings' residences stood here. On its border, east of the small town center, the Szentendre-Danube branches off from the river's main branch. Rising above the settlement, Castle Hill is 328 meters high. Budapest and Visegrád on the road (on the main highway 11) are 42 kilometers. In addition to Route 11, the settlement can also be reached on Route 1116. That starts in the northern part of Szentendre and winds between the Visegrád Mountains' heights. In its territory, three road sections are also numbered as national roads: the 11,116 roads leading to the Citadel, the 11,321 roads serving the Nagymaros ferry, and the 11,318 roads leading to the Kisorosz ferry.


Explore

There are a lot of places in this country to explore. Exploring can be a good exercise as most places can be visited by walking or cycling. Walking and cycling can be very beneficial for health as it involves the use of muscles and can help a person remain fit. These two methods are also economical and do not create pollution. If you are concerned about your health, you can explore various gyms, yoga studios, and meditation centers. If you love to eat, you can move around this city, exploring multiple food stalls that sell traditional food. Other than this, there are different organic cafes in this city. Some of the vegan restaurants are also present in most of the towns of this country. There are various city parks which can be explored by walking. National parks and museums are also there to help us learn different things, including nature, wildlife, art, history, etc.


City Parks

Many city parks in this country can be reached by walking or any of the public transport. Other than this, you can enjoy various trees and flowers in the park. These parks can be used for walking or jogging as walking barefoot on grass can help you release pressure, provide strength, and many more. Other than this, you can even meditate or perform yoga as the fresh winds and nature provide the best place to do these. There are statues, fountains, or monuments built inside in some parks, which gives each park a unique look. You can even enjoy some sports with your friends, like badminton, tennis, cricket, football. Besides these nature parks, there is an adventure park present in Miskolc, which provides various amusement and adventurous rides, including rope climbing, wall climbing, and many other such activities.

  • People's Garden (Miskolc)
  • Miskolctapolcai Adventure Park (Miskolc)
  • Kuopio Park (Gyor)
  • Eötvös Park (Gyor)
  • Friendship Park (Cserto)
  • Cyberjump Győr Trambulin Park (Győr)


National Parks

There are many national parks in this country. National parks are built for people who love nature. Another reason is to protect various endangered species and to protect multiple plants and animals from city pollution. National parks contain trees of numerous species and different types of animals. You can quickly learn about different kinds of plants, species, animals, and their habitats. Other than this, trekking, hiking, rope climbing, and jungle safaris; can be performed in these parks.

  • Hortobagy National Park (Debrecen)
  • Kiskunsag National Park (Kecskemet)
  • Bukk National Park (Eger)
  • Ferto-Hansag National Park (Sarrod)
  • Danube Drava National Park (Pecs)
  • Koros Maros National Park (Szarvas)
  • Orseg National Park (Oriszentpeter)
  • Balaton Uplannd National Park (Csopak)


Beaches

Beaches can be visited here for refreshment. Generally, the shores of this country are covered with sand and have grass in some areas. There are some benches covered with mushroom roofed shed so that anyone can enjoy the view of beaches without getting any damage from the sun. Many tourists and locals can be seen on weekends taking a sunbath here. Sunbath helps a person cure various skin infections and provides the body with Vitamin D. Beaches can help a person relax as the fresh sea breeze calms the mind and the body.

  • Beach Vonyarcvashegy (Vonyarcvashegy)
  • Beach Balatongyörök (Balatongyörök)
  • Napfény Strandfürdő (Balatonlelle)
  • Municipal Beach (Keszthely)
  • Szigligeti Strand (Szigliget)


Landmarks

There are many landmarks in this city, which includes a castle which can be visited. These castles and various other monuments inspire and help learn multiple architectural styles and structures built in the ancient period. Landmarks are trendy in each of its states, and therefore they serve as major tourist spots. As they serve as major tourist spots in their respective cities, most public transport can be easily reached, such as buses, minibusses, taxis, etc.

  • Buda Castle (Budapest)
  • Liberty Bridge (Budapest)
  • Historic Spa Towns (Budapest)
  • Esztergom Basilica (Esztergom)
  • Hungarian Parliament Building (Budapest)
  • Tihany (Tihany Peninsula)
  • The Caves of Lillafüred (Miskolc)
  • Sopron (Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő)
  • Eger Castle (Eger)
  • Pecs Cathedral (Pecs)


Museums

Museums are places where a lot of artifacts and monuments are kept to exhibit. It can be of different types, such as some museums can show various scientific inventions; some can show multiple artists and their various works in several art fields. Museums can help us learn many things, including the country's culture, ancient monuments, artifacts, and inventions. There is a myth that museums are boring, but that is entirely wrong as they can help you increase your general knowledge and help you connect with the local people efficiently.

  • Aquincum Museum (Budapest)
  • Christian Museum (Esztergom)
  • Egri Road Beatles Múzeum (Eger)
  • Greek Orthodox Church and Museum (Miskolc)
  • Hungarian National Museum (Budapest)
  • Széchenyi Mansion (Nagycenk)


Eat

  • Lángos

Lángos is a dough that is deep-fried and is served along with many toppings. However, traditionally, Hungarian Lángos is often done along with garlic oil, grated cheese, and sour cream. Grated cheese is often used for garnishing. Tourists can enjoy the best lángos at Budapest's food markets, for example, the Great Market and various other food stalls.

  • Hungarian Lecsó

Many nations have different versions of this dish (for example. French ratatouille). Hungarian Lecsó is traditionally a stew of vegetables from ingredients like onions, yellow peppers, and tomatoes. Vegetables are garnished with paprika powder and salt. People like meat or non-vegetarians usually put sausages in their dish, but the traditional version is made without meat. This dish is traditionally served with a scoop of sour cream and bread. There are very few vegetarian Hungarian dishes that are traditional as well. It makes Lesco a must-try word for everyone.

  • Chicken Paprikash

It is also called Csirkepaprikás. Chicken paprikash has almost everything characteristic of Hungarian cuisine: pepper, paprika, onion, green, garlic, tomato, pepper, sour cream, and meat. This dish of a creamy sauce in which chicken or meat is cooked and simmered for about an hour. Traditionally, this dish is served with dumplings of the egg, which are called nokedli. You can enjoy this dish in any street stall as well as restaurants. As a traditional dish, this dish is available almost everywhere.

  • Fisherman's soup

It is also known as Halászlén. Hungarian Fisherman's soup is somewhat similar to fish paprikash; the only difference is that this dish contains more water. This soup is spicy as well as delicious. It is usually made with carp which is caught from the nearby river named the Danube. The other main ingredients in the recipe are paprika powder, which gives a bright red color to the soup. Different versions of this soup are fisherman's soup of Baja, Szeged, and the Tisza region. This soup is readily available everywhere in Budapest.

  • Sponge Cake

It is locally also known as Somlói Galuska. Undoubtedly, this sponge cake is the most famous dessert in Hungary. This dessert is the result of many tasty layers. It is a trifle made with three flavored sponge cakes, raisins, and cream, along with chocolate sauce and walnuts. This dessert was created or originated in Gundel.


Drink

  • Fröccs

Fröccs is one of the most beautiful and most straightforward drink to consume on a sunny day. It is nothing but just soda water mixed with wine. There are many different versions of this drink available. All of them have other names. The name of the drinks depends on the soda-to-wine ratio. The wines available in Hungary are delicious. You can get this drink in almost every bar in Hungary.

  • Pálinka

Pálinka is the well-known alcoholic beverage of Hungary. It is a shot that is strong. Traditionally it is distilled from fruits of different kinds like pears, plums, cherries, peaches, grapes, and many more. Pálinka is enjoyed both before eating, helping increase the appetite, and helping to aid digestion at the end of a meal. Home-made and good quality pálinka is excellent. But if you are new in Hungary, you should stay away from the cheap ones.

  • Milk

Drinking milk that too in milk bars is a new tradition in Hungary. Milk bars are opened early in the morning, and they welcome everyone who needs a cup of milk or coffee. They also serve some typical breakfast to everyone who is on their way to start the day. The most popular milk bar is Cserpes Tejivó. Here you can see what is special and unique about milk bars in Hungary. The milk bars offer a great variety of dairies and pastries to select from different others.

  • Unicum

It is also referred to as the national drink of Hungary. We can also call it a traditional dish because it was first prepared in the 18th century. If we go by looks, this drink looks like an amber-tinted, inky liquid. It is served in the form of shots and is extremely popular among the adults of the country.

  • Alföldikamillavirágzat

Alföldikamillavirágzat is just a wild chamomile flower that is grown on the Great Hungarian Plain. This fragile flower is first hand-picked, and then it is dried in central Hungary. After it is entirely dried, it is then used to fill tea sachets. If we look at the taste, it has sweet, healthy, and has an intense smell. If we go for the flavors, it doesn't taste delightful but slightly. Alföldikamillavirágzat is also well known for treating gastrointestinal pain and even for medicinal purposes. It is also externally used for treating mouth sores and gums.


Tap-water

The tap water of this country is pure and has the best quality. The tap water in this country can be easily used for drinking directly from the tap without any other cleanliness process. This country's water pollution is also very low because the people of this country are well educated and responsible. Therefore, as a responsible traveler, you must not pollute and waste the water. There are a lot of fountains that provide drinking water that can be used for drinking water. Bottled water can be purchased, but that will increase your carbon consumption. Therefore, you must buy a metal bottle from a departmental store and use it by refilling it.


Activities

There are a lot of activities which can be performed in this country. There is a different category of activities. For adventure, you can hike or trek the mountains and enjoy the fantastic scenery. You can try water surfing for water sports as it is widely practiced on almost every beach in this country. Therefore, there are many surfboards and other gears rentals available.

  • Snorkeling
  • Parachuting
  • Para-gliding
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water surfing
  • Rock climbing
  • Visiting National Park
  • Jungle Safari
  • Visiting Museums


Accommodation

There are a lot of accommodation options which are available in this country. Different category of accommodation entirely depends on the luxury they provide. These facilities also depend on your budget. Other than this, there are luxurious resorts which offer excellent facilities such as a private swimming pool. Also, there are ordinary hotels, and all are divided into various stars. Therefore, there are many 5 star or 4-star hotels that are best in the category of hotels. Other than this, green hotels are best in preserving and protecting nature and natural resources. There are hostel rooms best for solo travelers; apartments offer complete privacy and camping, temporary and adventurous accommodation options. These categories are readily available in this country.


Green Hotels

Green hotels are the hotels certified by the government, and they are different from the usual hotels. These hotels are known for their environment-friendly techniques. They use self-generated electricity by using solar or wind energy, a renewable energy source. Other than this, these hotels offer organic dishes that are made of fresh ingredients. The ingredients they use are freshly picked and free from pesticides, damaging the body's digestive system. Other than this, the bed sheets and the towels are made up of cotton. Even the cosmetics they use are made up of herbal and organic compounds, which do not damage your skin.


Hostels and Guest Houses

Hostels are best for those who are traveling alone. Generally, the rooms offered are shared type; therefore, you have to live with another person who might be a traveler from different cities, countries, or continents. You can make several new friends in the hostel and can roam around exploring various things in this country. Hostels offer a one-time complimentary meal. There are two types of hostels: the student hostels and the regular or tourist hostels. The main difference between them is that the traveler's hostels do not have any time restrictions, and only tourists can accommodate them.

Guesthouses are very different from hostels. Guesthouses meet the cons of hostels. You can get complete privacy and a fully-equipped house to stay. These places are more expensive than hostels, but their prices are reasonable when the facilities and amenities are considered.


Apartments

There are a lot of flats which are present in various locations in many cities in this country. The apartments are semi-furnished and are suitable for living. Some of the apartments are present in prime locations such as the beachside and near the lake. You have to book an apartment in advance if you want to enjoy the sunrise and sunset along with the fresh sea breeze. There are a lot of other facilities which these apartments provide, such as privacy. Therefore, you can enjoy with your family or friends spending some time. Other such facilities include a gym or yoga center, which will help you to remain fit. Some additional facilities these apartments have are parks where you can go for a morning or evening walk.


Couchsurfing

There are a total of 1,63,609 hosts, which means many hosts are present in this country. Other than this, Couchsurfing can help you to make friends with the locals, which can tell you various tourists spots, common minor scams with the travelers, and some money saving techniques. Other than this, you can even learn different things like the diverse history of this country. Couchsurfing means staying at a local's house without any charge, and in exchange, you can help them in their daily household works. However, you must know that a few of the hosts have canceled their meeting with the couch surfers at the very end of the time; therefore, you cannot wholly rely on this type of accommodation.


Camping

There are many camping grounds in this country in many of the cities. Camping can be very adventurous involving stargazing. Some things must be noted: you must not camp in extreme winter seasons as this country has snowy and chilled winters. You can take an electric heater that can provide you heat during winter as bonfire creates a lot of pollution. There are several other places such as camping tours in national parks which can be very adventurous. Even some of the beaches allow camping. Therefore, you can camp there, and the beaches help you to get better and relaxed sleep.


Regions

Cities

Getting There and Moving Around

Many options in this country can be used to move around in the city you are visiting. For moving from one town to another several intercity buses are well-maintained. Others may include private taxis and intercity trains and metros, which can quickly travel intercity. Other than this, there are some small cities and towns where most things can be covered by walking and cycling, which can be very eco friendly. You can reach this country through airways, which are very quick.


Air

Hungary is a small country. Therefore, you can reach here by airways as there are six international airports present in this country. These international airports handle a lot of passengers annually from various European and Asian counties. You can reach Hungary in a brief period. The airports in Hungary have many facilities, including bus stations, cafeterias, waiting rooms, etc. Many airlines are present, which are well-maintained and offer various options.


Bus

There are many buses in this country, but no international bus connecting Hungary to other nations. The local buses are well-furnished and cleaned, offering various mobile app facilities that can give you the bus's live location and the estimated arrival time. It can help you in planning and organizing your schedule accordingly. There is a small canteen inside the bus from which you can purchase various snacks and beverages.


Train

There are a lot of intercity trains available here which can be used to travel intercity. The trains are excellent and hygienic. Many dustbins are placed in many places so that many people may not litter or dump waste on the floor. Other than this, there is the metro which is running in the cities. You can even book the tickets online, and the receipt will be provided to your phone directly. Otherwise, you can even purchase the tickets even from the counter after inquiring from the receptionist about the timing. There is another automated ticket machine present in the station.


Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking is a practice where you ask a person to give you a free ride if they are going in the same direction. It is very much possible in this country as most locals are amicable and humble towards tourists and tend to help them. You must be present on a highway connected with the city you want to reach, and the next part is that you have to raise your hand and attract or call any passerby who is going in the same direction. Even the crime rates are meager, which allows successful hitchhiking.


Others

Other ways of moving around might include a ferry ride. A ferry ride is a boat or a cruise ride on the water, which takes a lot of time as there is no motor attached to it. You can enjoy the sea breeze and water on a ferry ride. They are very budget-friendly, but the facilities are deficient. Another way is bicycling, which is available for rent. You can even hire a taxi to move around this city, but it is advised that you must only use it in case of an emergency as it will create a lot of pollution.


Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable shopping includes those products that do not harm nature in their production and are very beneficial for health. Sustainable shopping contains products such as recycled products. Recycled products are useful for the environment as it saves raw material. Other types of products are second-hand products, which are very beneficial for the environment. Second-hand products save a lot of resources and energy required to produce a new product. Other sustainable shopping includes eco-fashion products made up of natural fabrics and are made mostly by machines.


Recycling

Recycling means reusing products. There are a lot of recycling plants that recycle paper, steel, glass, and tin. These products are melted and cast into new shapes. Other than this, many people of Hungary believes in recycling. Newspapers are nothing but just recycled paper. Tin is used to make new cans for soft drinks. Recycling anything helps in saving raw material which would have required in producing unique and finished goods. It also saves energy and land, which would have needed to dumping it in waste.


Waste

Waste is a product that cannot be used anymore. The waste management of this country is very efficient, including various policies and rules. This country's trash is often collected from residential areas by garbage collecting vans that visit every house in every room. These vans are present in large numbers, and each van is given a particular site. If anyone misses putting their dustbin outside their house, they can dump it in nearby dustbins. Every shop or vendors have their dustbin. There are two main ways to treat waste. First is the landfill, a vast land where all the waste is collected and treated. The second is incineration, which involves destroying garbage using thermal energy.


Work and Study Abroad

There are a lot of job opportunities in this country. It would help if you were educated enough to get various jobs. Jobs might include diverse English speaking guides and other managerial positions in hotels or any multinational company. Education in this country is excellent enough, and they provide different types of facilities. You can apply for a job or a college after meeting the requirements. Studying or working in another country or a foreign city will help you learn a lot about the difference in the cultures, traditions, and livelihood in different areas of the world. It will also help you befriend many people and broaden your knowledge. While working or studying in Hungary, it would be best to learn a bit of Hungarian as its official language. If you know Hungarian or just some phrases, you will connect with the locals and the sites more easily.


Exchange Student

An exchange student is a program in which a university student is sent to a foreign country's university with whom they have a partnership to complete the degree. Some colleges in Hungary offer these programs. You can inquire about the program and the eligibility criteria by contacting or visiting the university or college. The student exchange program is a great way to broaden your knowledge about our Earth. An exchange student is a program in which a university student is sent to a foreign country's university with whom they have a partnership to complete the degree. Some colleges in Hungary offer these programs. You can inquire about the program and the eligibility criteria by contacting or visiting the university or college. The student exchange program is a great way to broaden your knowledge about our Earth.


Au Pair

An au pair is a person who stays with the local family for free, and in exchange, he helps the local family by taking care of their child. Many of the families have working parents; therefore, many families require an au pair. So, this type of work is readily available in this country. Also, the crime rates are meager, which states that au pairing is safe in this country. Some of the parents can even offer you a certain amount. It is advised that you must present your demands beforehand if you want to do the work as an au pair. Also, you have to represent yourself as a genuine person as people don't let any stranger inside their homes. Au pairing is a great way to earn while staying in a foreign country.


Volunteering

There are a lot of NGOs which are present in this country. Many of the NGOs offer membership to locals and foreigners. These NGOs provide different kinds of tasks. Some of the NGOs focuses on delivering knowledge and teach children in rural areas. Some of the NGOs focus on various other social activities that take place at that time. Some of the NGOs become active when there is any social crisis. You must volunteer in these non-profit organizations' activities and pay proper respect to the local families, people, and communities.


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