You come to Budapest. You go to Ecseri Flea Market in the XIX district of Budapest – Kispest. Take the M3 metro, exit at Hatar Ut., leave the metro and walk upstairs to catch the busses. Several will take you where you need to go. We caught the 294E and exited at Naszod.
By this time you have left the city centre of Budapest far behind, but you're still inside Budapest. In other words your 7-day transportation pass will still work out here. There are interesting red-roofed houses with gardens. Go up the stairs and cross the highway bridge. You'll see the signs.
High five yourselves. You've ignored the warnings about pickpockets, the incredibly long length of the trip, and all the crap you'll be surrounded with. All lies. All written by sissies. This is a FABULOUS treasure trove full of quirky characters and nice people. One of the largest in Eastern Europe. If you go on a hot day in late summer you may find the nice lady with the giant water mister apparatus who will come over unbidden and soak your shirt. Think of it as a wet t-shirt contest Hungarian style. You'll enjoy it. Don't wear your pink & black Hello Kitty bra with your white shirt. But if you forget and do, it's okay. You'll fit in fine.
You'll probably do a better job of haggling than we did. But even if you're no expert, you'll still pay less than their initial offer. As the saying about Ecseri goes:
"How much of a discount would you give from half your price?"
We made a bee line for the embroidered linens & fabric table. Each of us got a tablecloth. I may have picked up a half dozen smaller pieces. I can't remember. This seasoned Ecseri shopper & his wife have been coming here for the last 15 years.
We have not.
I tried to maintain some degree of aplomb as I sifted through the bright baubles and soviet trinkets.
It was an absolute embarrassment of riches.
I was filled with wild delicious excitement.
I thought these babydolls were so so sweet.
We left the way we came. The shopping bag we'd brought loaded down with our loot. Climbed back on the bus and headed for home.
Did I mention that Ecseri is free to attend? It is!