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by Andras Torok

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Author:
Andras Torok
ISBN13:
978-9631349894
ISBN:
9631349896
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Publisher:
Corvina; Revised 5th Edition edition (2001)
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Subcategory:
Europe
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1135 kb
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1504 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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910

As the books back cover blurb goes Torok is a cross between an Egon Ronay and a Samuel Pepys, but this only does him scant justice.

Five walks, illustrated with spectacularly clear isometric maps. As the books back cover blurb goes Torok is a cross between an Egon Ronay and a Samuel Pepys, but this only does him scant justice. The key thing to follow from thise book are the recommended walks - I did them all, they are fantastic, and the book contains stacks of information about what to look at, what to look out for, what to do, eat, drink, listen to and just idly observe.

Budapest, A Critical Guide Paperback – 2001. by Andras Torok (Author). Torok's humor is refreshing!

Budapest, A Critical Guide Paperback – 2001. Torok's humor is refreshing! It helped make for a much more enjoyable time in this great city!

PEST BUDA A Critical Guide Budapest than someone like Andras Török, a person who knows Budapest inside . Great job Mr Andras Torok! Take my hat off to you Sir!

PEST BUDA A Critical Guide. ANDRÁS TÖRÖK, aka Simplicissimus b. 1954 is an author, lecturer, and long time chronicler of the Budapest urban scene. He studied English, History and Modern Greek in his native Budapest during the 1970s, then he sharp ened his wit in the dissident intellectual salons. Budapest than someone like Andras Török, a person who knows Budapest inside out, from top to bottom, and then some. Great job Mr Andras Torok! Take my hat off to you Sir! ww. arkkiado.

I am revising Critical Guide again. Thinking of a new cover photo as well. Elég marha voltam, hogy két külön lapot hoztam létre a Budapest könyvem magyar és angol változata száméra. persze hogy elhanyagoltam őket. Most, ígérem, nem fogom. Mindent két nyelven posztolok majd. Can you give scores 1-10, on the basis of fitness on a cover of a book on Budapest? András Török's Books on Budapest.

Budapest: A Critical Guide. This book tries to combine three types of guides with the advantages of all three: the Baedeker type, the critical guidebook and the alternative guide-book. It tries to serve you as an "invisible host". There is a Hungarian saying for things that seem impossible: 'an iron ring made out of wood'

Budapest: a Critical Guide is an unusual, cult book - possibly the truest, most personal, and funniest insider’s city guide ever written about any major city, updated as often as necessary, by Budapest author/historian András Török.

Budapest: a Critical Guide is an unusual, cult book - possibly the truest, most personal, and funniest insider’s city guide ever written about any major city, updated as often as necessary, by Budapest author/historian András Török. With 41 idiotproof maps, (by András Felvidéki, illustrator), 5 walks, 36 independent restaurant tips, and a lot more. Price: HUF 4900 (or EUR 16) (Park Publishers). The Best Travel Guide I have Encountered not just about Budapest but about any city

Budapest : A Critical Guide. By (author) Andras Torok.

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What better to accompany a visit to Budapest than someone like Andras Torok, a person who knows Budapest inside out, from top to bottom, and then som. Well actually the next best thing is this book, which is just brilliant.

This is the ultimate insider's guide to Budapest. Non-stop facts and opiniions about the proud monuments, the shabby little shops, te grand boulevards, the Art Noveau cafes, the latest restaurants, the best bars, the most un-missable museums. 41 Fool-Proof Maps.
  • Loved this book. Different from other travel guides, it is more like a running commentary with info embedded in the text.
    But very entertaining and informative.
    And Budapest was wonderful!

  • Read parts before going to Budapest and then while there 3 weeks ago continually referred to the book for great anecdotal comments. Torok's humor is refreshing! It helped make for a much more enjoyable time in this great city!

  • If you are going to Budapest for more than a day, you have to buy this book. I am a bit of a connoisseur of guide books, so I brought a few with me to Budapest. All of them included walks, but only this book had walks that made you feel like you were understanding what makes Budapest tick. All of the guide books talked about what to do, but only Mr. Torok carefully tells you what people in Budapest do, and what tourists in Budapest do. We carried this book around with us everywhere. I also carried the Eyewitness Budapest guide with me for its pretty pictures. If you buy one book, I suggest Torok's guide; and if you buy two, one has to be Torok's guide. Buy a couple books on Budapest, you can always sell it here on Amazon when you get back.

  • I came across this little gem in a small bookstore while strolling down Andrassy Ut. in Budapest. It's essentially a loving and learned essay on the city slyly disguised as a guidebook. Of course he's got the requisite walking maps, addresses and practical information, but what he really does is to capture the soul of the city and its denizens, past and present. It's clear that his evocative observations and opinions, laced with wit and candor could only have come from one clever guy who's truly lived the life in Budapest. You'll read every page of this book as though it were a novel.

  • I visited Budapest several times from 1997 through 2001 and am very glad I purchased this guidebook at a bookstore in that city (and I'm happy I still have the copy, especially considering the prices people are asking for it these days). It stands apart from all the other travel guidebooks I know -- Andras Török's humor, literary flourishes and, above all, in-depth knowledge of his native city make it delightful reading even if you're not in Budapest, but the author never forgets that he's writing for travelers whose time in the Hungarian capital is likely limited and who are therefore keen to make the best use of that time. The detailed walking-tour maps are the best of their kind I've ever seen, and the short articles on such topics as the local language and viticulture further enrich the reading experience. Budapest has changed so much over the past six years, however, that I'd recommend obtaining the latest edition (published in 2007 by Park Könyvkiadó) -- and since it's nearly impossible to obtain outside of Hungary at this writing unless you're OK with paying ridiculous shipping fees, I'd recommend buying a copy as soon as you arrive in the marvelous city of Budapest.

  • As a true city-lover, I found this book invaluable. Not only will you learn what it is you're looking at, but why you should care, and what makes it interesting. The friendly narrative style is truly entertaining, and all the recommendations are spot-on. It's full of enlightening sidebars by a variety of cultural figures, including "Directors Picks" for some of the major museums. Other guidebooks to Budapest don't do the city justice, but this is the book I wish I could write about my big-city hometown. I completely empathize with Mr. Torok's passion for Budapest--large cities can be just as nurturing and familiar as a small town, particularly when it's your own. If you love exploring cities, and trying your best to unearth their individual personalities (suspecting that it's impossible, but being driven to at least scratch the surface), this book is a must. My only regret was that I only found this book while I was there and already half-way through my visit.

  • This is one of the best guidebooks I've ever encountered. Not only was it informative and enlightening, but it was extremely amusing and entertaining.

  • I am an ex-pat living here in Budapest. We run a small B and B called BudaBaB, so when we found this book, we bought and lend it to each guest to read. Although we have been here for almost five years, the book is a delightful read that provides interesting facts and information that we would never have learned otherwise. Torok writes with humor and a deep sense of love for his city. It has opened our hearts again and again to a city that we have loved living in already. It just makes it all the richer.

    Ryan James