Hungary is like Czech Republic’s sister that hadn’t married well. (Bad analogy? Sorry.) Does that make it any less fun or beautiful? Nope.
Budapest, its capitol, has a great history and interesting people. The architecture is awesome, the food and wine delicious, and the pubs are a whole lot of fun. Hungary is affordable! And since they don’t experience the tourist crush of the more popular European destinations, you can do and see more—like ride your bicycle up and down the streets and along the Danube willy-nilly.