5 TRAVEL TIPS FOR HUNGARY
Language- Hungarian is the primary language spoken by about 95 percent of the people, with Roma the main minority language. In Budapest, most personalities involved in the tourist trade know adequate English, although, in remoter regions, English-speakers are comparatively rare.
Currency- A dual currency operates here, with both the forint (HUF) and the euro accepted at some places in the central cities. As it is now, there is, no solid date for the euro to be the only primary currency to be used. ATMs, banks, and currency exchange terminals are easily found in the cities and smaller towns, and most hotels, upscale eateries, and shops will accept major credit cards. Smaller outlets, local restaurants, and market traders are unable to accept cards due to high processing charges, with the forint you’re the best bet. Both upscale hotels and restaurants usually like payment in forints and may give a poor exchange rate if you offer euros.
Weather- Temperatures in Hungary vary from -30°C (-4F) to 40°C (102F) through the year. Distribution and incidence of rainfall are random due to the continental weather of the country. Heavy storms are regular after hot summer period, and rain is more frequent in the autumn. The west side of the country usually gets more rain than the east, and harsh droughts may rise in the summer time. Weather situations in the Great Plain can be especially critical, in hot summers, cold winters, and inadequate rainfall. The weather of the capital city is sticky continental with pleasant temperatures in springtime and autumn, during the summertime, the climate is mild and unexpected heavy rains are normal, while the winter is cold and the temperatures usually ranged between 0 degrees.
Electricity- Voltage in Budapest Hungary is 220-240/50Hz, and the usual European plug and socket system is standard here. Two round-pin Europlug and Schuko cuts are in use, with many guests needing to bring a plug converter. Electrical devices set to 120-140V cannot be safely performed unless a step-down transformer or voltage converter is used.
Communications- The dialing code number from outside Hungary is usually +36, accompanied by a single number area code and a seven-figure phone. Hungary’s three major mobile phone providers are T-Mobile, Vodaphone, and Pannon, with a little variation between their prices. Coverage in the whole country is right, but all three work on GSM bands, which is ineffective for visitors from the USA. Unlocking your mobile phone and purchasing a pay as you go SIM card from Hungarian network provider is the best answer if you want mobile access.