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13 signs that the Budapest bug bit you

Photo: László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Petra Berende

Budapest is equally appealing for those who live here and for visitors who flock to Hungary’s capital to discover the city’s (often surreal) attractions that entice everyone with unparalleled sensations. If your social-media profiles are filled with stunning shots of the Magyar metropolis, your everyday conveyance is a refurbished vintage bike, and you can’t live without Túró Rudi, then you may be seriously infected by the Budapest vibe. Read on to find out if these symptoms sound familiar – you know you've been bitten by the Budapest bug when...

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...all of your social-media profiles turn into one big bragging showcase of enviable city scenes: artsy urban sunset shots, peculiar food photos at distinct eateries, and selfies with madcap nightlife scenes in the background – all of them taken in and around Hungary’s capital.

Photo: Norbert Hartyányi/We Love Budapest

...your digital platforms are filled to the brim with random check-in activities from varied Budapest hangouts, including trendy restaurants, hip bars, outlandish exhibition locales, and monumental landmarks. 

Photo: László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

...you embark on an intoxicating night out, and your drink orders range from pálinka shots to glassfuls of fröccs wine spritzers to oddly named local artisanal suds.

Photo: Norbert Hartyányi/We Love Budapest

...your mouth starts watering as soon as you hear the word “kürtőskalács” – and recently you have been associating the traditional chimney cake with ice cream, whipped cream, ratatouille, or meatballs. 

Photo: Krisztián Bódis/We Love Budapest

...you are daydreaming about laying your hands on an artfully rebuilt vintage bike to use it for your daily commute (and if you already have one, you always find an excuse to pedal around town, whether it’s during the day or nighttime).

Photo: Norbert Juhász/We Love Budapest

...you are totally convinced that Budapest’s District VII is the hippest neighborhood on Earth, and you are familiar with every nook and cranny around the area inside out.

Photo: Norbert Hartyányi/We Love Budapest

...whatever it takes, you make sure to be in town during August to rock out at the Sziget Festival, and you are also among the first “szitizens” securing a weekly pass for the upcoming extravaganza as soon as the “add to basket button” is activated on the festival’s website.

Photo: László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

...your life is not complete without a chocolate-coated cold cottage-cheese bar. Yeah, we are talking about the immensely addictive Túró Rudi.

Photo: László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

...you want to melt in with the local crowd. If you are a man, you grow a beard, only because you need an excuse to get a cutting-edge trim at one of Budapest’s barber shops. If you are a woman, your manicure boasts vibrant hues as you are a regular at one of the city’s nail bars.  

Photo: Norbert Juhász/We Love Budapest

...the times you think about taking a break far, far away from the bustling urban lifestyle, Normafa atop the Buda Hills is the first destination that comes into your mind.

Photo: Anna Ilin/We Love Budapest

...you automatically order a glass of inexpensive sparkling soda water instead of a bottled beverage to wash down a meal at the city’s eateries. 

Photo: László Balkányi/We Love Budapest

...you find a bar too upscale if the walls are not crumbling and the interior lacks a random collection of antiquated knickknacks. 

Photo: Krisztián Bódis/We Love Budapest

...at times when your family or friends come to pay a visit from outside of Hungary’s capital, being a Budapest insider you automatically transform into an “official” tour guide.

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