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Anyone in Budapest 17 November?

Just a heads up. The city will be celebrating 150 years of unification. I've been out of town so havent tracked down all that is going on over the next three days, but google it if you are here.

One thing I noticed is that with the BudapestGO App you can purchase an all day ticket for the 17th for 150 forints. Thats a heck of a deal.

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And if you are here today and you visit the old Jewish quarter, you get to observe another city tradition: bulk trash day.

It begins in the morning when the locals pile all their broken furniture, mattresses, refrigerators and everything else that doesn't fit in a trash can on to the sidewalks. Then around sunset the recon wave appears and identifies the best trash heaps and then stakes claim and guards them from preditor gangs. Mid evening the trucks and jalopy cars arrive and the good stuff is sifted from the piles and hauled away. This continues until late in the evening. At sun rise the city trucks arrive and haul off what is left. The following morning the street cleaning crews come and make everything pristine again. A wonderful cultural event that is repeated several times a year in each district.