Kiri and



We travelled 475 miles in Hungary over 13 days between 10 June 2014 and 22 June 2014. It was mainly sunny (9 days) whilst we were there

Key places where we stopped

Blog posts

Slovakia, we meet again (June 24, 2014)

A language barrier and a lake (June 22, 2014)

Budapest BOGOF (June 18, 2014)

Hello Hungary (June 16, 2014)

The following information was last updated on July 21, 2014 and therefore may now be out of date. Please consume with a pinch of salt!

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Personal comments:

Some of the best campsites of the trip in Hungary, but also some of the bumpiest little roads leading to them!

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EU Member:


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1 - egy
2 - kettő
3 - három
4 - négy
5 - öt
6 - hat
7 - hét
8 - nyolc
9 - kilenc
10 - tíz

Useful words / phrases:

Hello - Szervusz
Goodbye - Viszontlátásra
Yes - Igen
No - Nem
Please - Kérem
Thank you - Köszönöm
Sorry - Bocsánat!
I don't understand - Nem értem
How much does it cost? - Ez mennyibe kerül?
Where is the toilet? - Hol van a mosdó?
Petrol - Benzin

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Vignette / toll requirements:

An electronic vignette is required for the majority of motorways - buy it at the border, or the first petrol station you come to

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Vehicle laws:

Speed limits are 130 kph on motorways, 110 kph on major roads, 90 kph on main roads and 50 kph in built-up areas

Dipped headlights during the day are compulsory outside of built up areas. Full beam lights are prohibited at all times in built up areas

First-aid kit, warning triangle and reflective jackets are compulsory

When there's congestion, vehicles in the left hand lane must move as far over to the left as possible and users on the right hand side must move as far over to the right as possible to create a corridor for emergency vehicles.

Expect to pay in cash at petrol stations

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Wild camping rules:

Wild camping is prohibited - often campsites have a spa attached though