Henrik Jeppesen, the 28-year-old Danish man who has recently finished his trek of travelling to all of the world’s 196 officially recognised countries, has praised the Hungarian capital for being beautiful and cheap but said that homeless people entering restaurants to beg for money are “unpleasant” in an interview.
Mr. Jeppesen completed his journey after visiting the final country on his bucket list, Eritrea, has since settled in his favourite country of South Africa. In an interview with hvg.hu, a Hungarian news sites, he claimed to have visited Budapest on four separate occasions, staying in the Kempinski, Four Seasons Gresham, Buddha Bar, Baltazár, Brody House, Lánchíd 19 and Corinthia hotels. While he said that Four Seasons was by far the best, Brody House is the optimal value-for-money choice, he argues.
The Danish globetrotter makes the point in the interview that Hungary is a “great and unique country” with its own distinctive identity and said that he always recommends Hungary to would-be tourists asking for a destination tip, especially in Denmark. Budget flights run by Ryanair and WizzAir make Budapest one of the most affordable travel destinations, he said.
He said that the five-star Four Seasons Gresham was by far the best of the seven Budapest hotels he stayed in (photo: booking.com)
As for the Hungarian capital’s pros and cons, he argued that scenic views and affordable prices are the capital’s most valuable assets for tourists and praised Michelin-starred restaurants Costes and Onyx, adding however that Budapest was the only place in Europe where a homeless person entered a restaurant and started to beg for money while he was eating.
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