For Serious Travellers and First Time Visitors Alike.
Budapest: a Critical Guide is an unusual, cult book — possibly the truest, most personal, and funniest insider’s city guide ever written about any major city, updated as often as necessary, by Budapest author/historian András Török.
With 41 “idiotproof” maps, (by András Felvidéki, illustrator), 5 walks, 36 independent restaurant tips, and a lot more.
Price: HUF 4900 (or EUR 16)
(Park Publishers, www.parkkiado.hu)
“The Best Travel Guide I have Encountered not just about Budapest but about any city. Passionate, opinionated, deeply in love with his subject, Torok introduces the reader both to the soul of one of the world's most soulful cities and to its haunts, dives, corners, and backwaters. Read it a week before you go, brush up on the way there, immerse yourself in Torok's Budapest, and yopu will experience the city in a way that none of the other available guides can begin to convey. This is , in fact, more than a guidebook, it is a work of travel literature, a genre that has perhaps been subordinated to eensy weensy full color photos and plastic covered pull-out maps. It is almost as much of a pleasure to savor the book's flavor as it is to travel the paths it recommends.” (By John Farago)
“Brilliant book. A real insiders guide you can dip in and out of. Very funny too. Greatly enhances my visits to Budapest”. (By chris44g)
How to Buy it
Latest edition: in English, May 2016, updated.
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