Fun fact: Budapest is actually BUDA & PESHT. Depends on what side of the river you are on. I spent two separate weekends there in the summer of 2012 while on my way to and from Ukraine. I lost my luggage, randomly bumped into an old professor in the van from the airport, and watched a big soccer game at a theater in a park. I also walked along the river with my brother and cousin and went toLiberty Statue. I wish I could have had more time there. But we played tourist for a bit before hopping the train to western Ukraine.