Part 3: Budapest, Thailand, & Hong Kong trip report

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Flying Washington Dulles – Frankfurt on United First Class
Part 3: Underground caving in Budapest and Gun shooting
Part 4: Buda Castle & Szechenyi Thermal Spa
Part 5: Flying Munich – Bangkok on Thai Airways First Class
Part 6: Flying Bangkok – Phuket on Thair Airways Business Class
Part 7: Na Kran Beach, Elephant Trekking, Banthai Phuket Resort,
Part 8: Hong Kong
Part 9: Flying Hong Kong – Bangkok in Cathay Pacific Business
Part 10: My days in Bangkok
Part 11: Phuket Airport & Lounge
Part 12: Flying Phuket – Bangkok on Thai Airways First Class
Part 13: Thai First Class Lounge & Spa in Bangkok
Part 14: Flying Bangkok – Munich on Thair Airways First
Part 15: Flying Munich – Washington Dulles on Lufthansa First

Part 3: Underground caving in Budapest and Gun shooting

For Budapest I wanted to do something adventurous and cultural. My friend and I decided on underground caving and gun shooting for the adventure part.

Underground Caving
Budapest is Hungary’s capital and it’s known for its natural hot springs. From the hot springs an underground cave was formed and believed to be more than 120km long.

We made our reservations at http://caving.hu/. The price was 5,000 HUF, which is about $22 US dollars at the time of this post. The price didn’t include the round-trip public bus ticket that we had to take to the place but it did include a guide, overalls, helmet, and headlamp. Without the guide we would never find our way out.

By the time we arrived at the caving site, there was about 40 people with us. They broke it into groups of about 10 people. We changed into our gears and headed towards the entrance of the cave.

Entrance to cave

Entrance to cave

I am very glad that I brought my black waterproof hiking boots for this. When you are caving, you will definitely get dirty. Your hands can be easily washed off and body is covered in overalls but if you were wearing anything but waterproof boots, it will be a pain to wash. Since my boots were waterproof and black, all I had to do was a quick rinse in the tub and let it dry.

The cave consists of many ballrooms, which is basically a big round room with higher ceilings so you can actually stand straight. The cave also had many passage ways that leads you all around the cave. Some reconnecting you to other ballrooms and back. It’s totally a maze. Anyways, I think pictures will serve a better description of what it was like.

Gunshooting
The following day, we went to Celeritas Shooting Club. They have several different packages that you can choose from. Each package has different number of pistols and rifles you can shoot. The package we went with was “The Gamer”. This package allowed us to shoot a Ruger MK III, Heckler & Koch USP, GLOCK 17, Colt 1911A1, Desert Eagle, Skorpion EVO3, Heckler & Koch USC, Colt M4A1, AK-47, and Remington 870. At the end of the package my friend and I added the Dragunov, awesome sniper gun.
This package was $88.50 USD at the time of this post and additional $8.85 USD for the Dragunov rifle.
My favorite guns were the Desert Eagle and Dragunov for their sheer power.

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