Made it!!!!!!!!

Budapest Travel Blog

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Arrived in Budapest around midnight on Monday. Our group now consisted of two Austrians, a Hungarian Sziget veteran and another Dutch guy called Reece. Luckily our Hungarian friend, a philosopher no less, got us cabs to the festival island. They even stopped at an ATM for us to have our first experience with Hungarian Florints. 235 = 1E for anyone interested.

When we got to the island Maarten and I went to the "Problem Tickets" booth to print out our tickets. As you can tell we are a very organised couple! There were no problems though, we got our camping wristbands and were waved through their makeshift customs. In Hungary weed is illegal and I guess they were expecting a lot of festival junkies to bring illegal substances! Which, to be honest, is not that unlikely when you think about it.

Maarten's friend Martijn (also Dutch) met us at the gate and we began to lug our packs through labyrinthine walkways and dirt paths, past stages and food stalls and markets and huge circus-like tents, to the camping ground. It was easily the size of several football fields and just covered in tents of all shapes and sizes! Incredible! I have never seen such a huge concentration of people camping, There was literally no room to step between tents! Martijn showed us to the clearing where his friend Judith was saving a spot for us.

By the time we got the tent up it was around 2am so we decided to go for a quick walk around to explore the campsite. This was the day before Day 0 and still the whole island was buzzing! We learned very quickly that Sziget is a 24hr place. No matter what time it is there will be someone awake partying somewhere!

Our campsite was at the Northern point of the island near the dance tents and the World Stage. We were also near something called the Burn Bar and the Afro-Latin Village. There was so much to do and see!!! We had to call it a night but this was a very promising start!
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