The Daily Travel Pass is great for visiting tourist locations and other places of interest.
It is valid on the trams, trolley buses and local buses in and around Szeged city centre.
The Correct Change Bureau De Change, located at Tisza Lajos Körút 57 (Szeged city centre), has excellent exchange rates. They have branches in Budapest too.
It's worth taking a tram/bus into the city centre because you will still receive more money than outside the city centre.
To send a letter, or parcel, from Hungary to the UK by Recorded Delivery or Signed-For Delivery you first need to visit a Post Office (Hungarian Post Office WebsitePosta) and pick up a Recorded Mail Form (Könyvelt Küldemény Feladóvevénye form); which you can fill in at the post office or fill in when you get home.
Alternatively, you can down the Recorded Mail FormRecorded Mail Form, print it out, fill it in and then take it to any post office. The download form is in two parts whereas the paper form is printed on two sides of paper.
Part #1 of the downloaded Recorded Mail form
Part #2 of the downloaded Recorded Mail form
Below I have translated and explained what boxes to tick and what to enter into certain boxes, if they need anything entering at all of course.
A FELADÓ NEVE ÉS CÍME (THE SENDER'S NAME & ADDRESS) - You enter the name and address of the sender (i.e. Your name and address) inside this box.
AJÁNLOTT (Recorded Mail) - Tick this box (option) if you want a Recorded Delivery service.
With the Registered MailAjanlott service the post office takes your item, stamps your Recorded Mail form as proof of posting from that post office, and then sends your item to the recipient whereby the recipient signs to receive the item. Nothing (no proof) is sent back to you, the sender, to state the item was signed for and received by the recipient. So there will be no hard-evidence to prove the item was signed for and received. You only have confirmation from the post office that you sent the item.
It is worth noting that you do get an item-number for your item (printed onto the Recorded Mail form). Even so, the Ajánlott service is only really good for non-important items.
TÉRTIVEVÉNYES (Signed-For Mail) - Tick this box (option) if you want a Signed-For Delivery service.
With the Signed-For MailTértivevényes service the post office takes your item, stamps your Recorded Mail form as proof of posting from that post office, and then sends your item to the recipient whereby the recipient signs to receive the item; just like the Ajánlott service. However, the difference with the Tértivevényes service is that not only do you get 'proof of posting' from the post office (the stamped Registered Mail form with printed item-number on it) but you also get a card in the post a few days later to state that your item was signed for and therefore received.
It is worth noting that Hungarians rarely used the Sign-For service (as a customer). Signed-for mail is normally sent by a company to get proof you received something, evidence you still live at that address, etc. Ironically, the tax office uses the Signed-For service!
Another thing worth noting is that the tax office and other official bodies, as well as big companies in general, will use a P.O.Box address to receive mail.
NOTE WELL - Not all countries will offer the Signed-For evidence, even though you have paid for that service in Hungary. Meaning: In some countries the post office might sign for items, for whatever reason(s).
ÉRTÉKNYILVÁNÍTÁS (Valuable Mail) - Tick this box (option) if your item is of some value and/or needs to be acknowledged as such; for post office compensation for example (i.e. If your valuable item gets lost in the post).
With this option you enter the item's worth/value inside the Értek (Csak Értéknyilvánítás Többletszolgáltatás Igénybevételekor) box. Csak Értéknyilvánítás Többletszolgáltatás Igénybevételekor just means you understand that a higher rate/fee will be charged for using this service.
HIVATALOS IRAT (Official Paper) - Tick this box (option) if the item you are sending is a Tax Return, Court Document (i.e. 'change of name' paperwork or divorce document) or an item of similar importance.
CSOMAG (Parcel) - Tick this box (option) if the item you are sending is a Parcel or Small Package for example.
CÍMZETT KEZÉBE (By Hand) - Tick this box (option) if the item you are sending is only to be given (by hand) to the recipient only. This is ideal if you are in a shared apartment whereby you do not want other tenants/lodgers/guests/family members/etc signing for the registered or signed-for item. A normal item would just be put inside the common letterbox by the postman, of course, and not be recorded or signed-for - This slip is only for recorded or signed-for items.
A CÍMZETT NEVE ÉS CÍME (THE RECIPIENT'S NAME & ADDRESS) - You enter the name and address of the recipient (i.e. The name and address of a friend) inside this box.
SK (By Hand) / PRI (Priority) / PL (Closed/Sealed Post) / E-AT (E-mail Notification) options (tick boxes) are basically additional services (i.e. Priority) that you would discuss with the post office cashier/assistant.
Although I have documented many things above, the reality is you will only use the Recorded Mail form for a Recorded or Signed-For mail service.
The rest of the Recorded Mail form (the white boxed areas) are FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY and will therefore be filled in, where necessary, by the post office cashier/assistant.