Getting there from Újpest is an odyssey is difficult to undertake with a resident Budapesti, maybe impossible for the novice tourist. Polling 4 different waiting passengers along the way yielded 4 different route suggestions. Bus drivers also had divergent opinions on the subject. This is due to the changes in the BKV - bus routes are changing all the time because of the new metro line going in. Your tax dollars at work.
But four transfer points later we hit pay dirt and were walking through the gate of the Ecseri. Wandered about and munched on langos (a kind of fried pizza crust with garlic-oil brushed on and cheese piled on it) while shopping for anything under the sun.
The golden door below is open, revealing but an eyeblink glimpse of the 200+ years of Magyar treasure we witnessed - kept for generations safely hidden from Austrian and Teutonic hordes bent on plunder. Behold the riches within!
Open for business, and ready to liberate you from those annoying smaller forint notes you can't be bothered to move from your pocket into your wallet
Need a writing desk complete with mocking cherubs? How about a commemorative newspaper of Hungary's most cuddly fascist, Admiral Horthy, suitable for framing?
The best table on the lot - Socialist pins by the score, postcards and 1920s newspapers... You could spend all afternoon here alone
Honey, don't forget to drop off that old bust of Lenin at Goodwill on your way downtown
Now you know - Mick Jagger was Hungarian