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Why You Can (and Should) Travel Solo to Budapest

Once a mecca for backpackers and budget travelers, the shinning gem on Hungary’s Danube River, is enjoying an explosion of the luxury market and a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful cities and the second fastest-developing urban economy in Europe. Budapest is the result of an 1873 merger between two distinct cities with two very different personalities: Buda on the western bank of the Danube and Pest on the eastern bank. The two sides offer a slate of very different activities, from the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Buda to hip ruin bars in the Jewish Quarter of Pest. One thing they both have in common—the city can captivate for a weekend and beyond, and is best explored by a combination of foot and public transportation.

As a female solo traveler, I found Budapest to be among the best-of-the-best in safety, luxury, activities and gastronomy. In truth, part of the reason for my utter enjoyment of Budapest was due to the Goldilocks-like, just-right-attention from JayWay Travel. JayWay custom caters to each traveler’s preferences, from adventure to luxury and everything in between – a perfect fit for my inclination to combine tours with my own exploration during the day and relax in luxury at night. Here are recommendations for the solo traveler to have a fantastic all-around experience in Budapest.

Patti Morrow

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer, founder of the award-winning blog Luggage & Lipstick – an adventure guide for baby boomers, and author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone.” Patti has over 100 bylines in 35 publications, including The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, International Living Magazine, Travel Girl, CNN iReport, Epicure & Culture, and Ladi...(Read More)

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