Another trip with a friend Jean to Budapest is coming very soon. Two more nights and we will be leaving for a 5-day trip to this city and other neighboring towns of Budapest. We will also have a short stop-over in Vienna. Some other places to be visited include Esztergom, Visegrad and Plattensee, called as Lake Balaton in English.
More travel updates after our trip!
I was browsing in internet trying to find out the monetary unit of Hungary. Thanks to Wikitravel and xe.com for these infos below.
1.00 EUR = 269.839 HUF
Euro Hungarian Forint
1 EUR = 269.839 HUF 1 HUF = 0.00370592 EUR
1.00 USD = 187.351 HUF
US Dollar Hungarian Forint
1 USD = 187.351 HUF 1 HUF = 0.00533757 USD
Currently used coins: 5 HUF, 10 HUF, 20 HUF, 50 HUF, 100 HUF, 200 HUF
Currently used banknotes: 500 HUF, 1,000 HUF, 2,000 HUF, 5,000 HUF, 10,000 HUF, 20,000 HUF
Be sure when receiving change that all 1,000 HUF notes contain a vertical silver strip. Older notes without the strip are no longer valid. 200 HUF banknotes are also no longer valid, look out for these too!
Also, when receiving change from a taxi journey, make sure that the money is actually Hungarian. Some taxi drivers have been known to give unsuspecting passengers obsolete Romanian banknotes (lei).
Important phone numbers:
Police 107 Fire:105