Why go to Kalosca?
Pro: Town is center for local handicrafts, paprika and Hungarian horsemanship
Con: Most excursions skip city's historical center
Bottom Line: A delightful stop for an overview of life in rural Hungary
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
It's best to arrive in Kalocsa with plenty of cash. None of the places on the excursion accepted credit cards, only cash -- either in Hungarian forints, euros or American dollars. No ATMs were in evidence at the docking place on the Danube, a 10-minute bus ride to the town, nor along the route that our bus followed. For that reason, it's advisable to have obtained some of the local currency before leaving Budapest. For up-to-date exchange rates between the Hungarian forint and other currencies, visit www.xe.com