Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jul 19, 2012 1:52 PM Last Post By: sihi
Jul 17, 2012 11:59 AM
Jul 17, 2012 12:19 PM
1Hi.... And welcome to Thorn Tree.
I can't sell either place to you.
Both are quite different (Budapest is much bigger of course - too) and very nice.
Two totally different languages with no similarities whatsoever - and quite different cultures.
I adore both countries and cities.
How long is your trip for?
Jul 17, 2012 2:44 PM
2Krakow is fantastic - you must visit it - one of European pearls!!
Jul 17, 2012 3:48 PM
Jul 17, 2012 9:00 PM
Jul 18, 2012 3:14 AM
5I'm originally from Budapest and have been to Prague and Krakow as well. I would advise you all three cities, though if you would like to end up in Istanbul (that deserves a minimum of 4-5 days in itself IMHO), than you should carefully plan how many days would you like to spend between Budapest and Istanbul.
Travel times and choices are countless between the three cities (you can even fly now from Krakow to Budapest with Ryanair), but if you want to save time, you can take an overnight bus from Krakow to Budapest with Orangeways (at least they had one back in October last year).
Jul 18, 2012 4:29 AM
Jul 18, 2012 9:55 AM
Jul 19, 2012 3:16 AM
8I’m Polish and have been to Krakow many times; Prague 6 times and Budapest 3 times.
I didn’t like Budapest – the city was just too large, busy and noisy for me; it’s got an amazing location on the banks of the river but not much seemed to happen on the riverside when I last was there 7 years ago or so.
Krakow is a gem, and I would definitely choose it over Budapest – and not because of some national sentiments etc.
Jul 19, 2012 1:52 PM
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