TRIPup Rocks Budapest!

By: Zsuzsa Bakonyi

Last Friday we hosted the TRIPup Budapest, at our favourite ruin pub, Fogasház on behalf of Triptrotting.

This was an incredible and fun event! Apart from inviting locals and expats, and travelers from all over the world, we have had some interesting guests, including travel show host Leon Logothetis and their very own Ultimate Triptrotter (sponsored by Air Berlin), Yolanda. Local friends showed up as well, like Attila Höfle, the editor of, Hársas Péter, the only expert on responsible travel in Hungary and Ryan James, Frommer’s editor and Bed&Breakfast owner in Budapest.

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Yolanda – with her endless energies inspite of 2 days’ sleeping in an airport – and Péter (a local triptrotter) shared their Triptrotting experiences and answered some questions.

It was a nice evening with beers and fröccs (typical Hungarian drink: white wine mixed with soda) where we chatted about travel communitites, responsible travel, the nightlife of Budapest and where to continue the night 🙂

Next day, BudapestUnderguide took Yolanda on Responsible Shopping walking tour. She was so enthusiastic, that it went on till the afternoon, a lot longer then planned 🙂 Budapestunderguide will soon release a video shot by (they are making a documentary on alternative tours and included Yolanda’s experience in it).

Triptrotting is hosting TRIPups all over the world with one that happened in NYC, one in Jakarta and a few more coming up. To see if TRIPup is coming to your town and to experience the TRUE LOCAL LIFE, when traveling


About triptrotting

Triptrotting is a global community of world travelers and local hosts (aka "Triptrotters"), who are matched together based on compatibility. Whether you are going to study abroad, traveling for work or adventure seeking in a new country, having a local friend can go a long way. Our online platform and our proprietary matching algorithm will guide and suggest compatible local hosts for you that you would actually be interested in meeting based on factors such as your interest and personality.

Posted on August 4, 2011, in Triptrotting Stories, Triptrotting Team and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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