This is not a guide book. This is a cheat sheet for navigating Budapest for people who don't like guide books. More
Handy info for those moments when the cultural logic might not be so easily guessed, practical tips without the hassle of google, some clues of which direction in this sprawling metropolis to head, or for those simply want to see something uniquely Hungarian they might not be likely to wander into by accident.
Inside find a few perspectives on the usual tourist spots, a few undiscovered curiosities, descriptions of the districts to encourage self-guided wanderings, and some hints on what emerging craft beer to choose or what menu choice might appeal once you get there. Day trip options allow for oxygenated respite should the need arise; the brief history and reading list will assist in understanding what's going on inside the local's heads. And transport and other practicalities info should render a traditional guidebook unnecessary, allowing the more adventurous traveller to get on with the lovely business of dropping into a city and following one's nose.