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Visiting Budapest

When Communism fell, travelers the world over flocked to Budapest. And no wonder. With lures like thermal baths, a lively café culture, and stalactite caves, this capital is full of surprises. Watch the sun set from the sweeping bridges that unite the city’s two sides; there’s no better backdrop for a glass of Tokay wine.... Read More When Communism fell, travelers the world over flocked to Budapest. And no wonder. With lures like thermal baths, a lively café culture, and stalactite caves, this capital is full of surprises. Watch the sun set from the sweeping bridges that unite the city’s two sides; there’s no better backdrop for a glass of Tokay wine.    Close

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Travel as Education? Be Careful What you Teach

Written by koshkha on 22 Jul, 2013

It’s a well worn cliché that travel broadens the mind and parents who take their children to far flung places will often labour the point that it’s not so much a holiday, as "a real education". The kids, they claim, will "get so much…Read More


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Underground History

Written by koshkha on 18 Jul, 2013

In Hungary, the word ‘Millennium’ has different associations than in most of the world. Instead of referring to the year 2000, when you hear it in Hungary it usually refers to 1896, the thousand year anniversary of the founding of the country. Hence rather than…Read More


Budapest - Then and Now

Written by koshkha on 10 Jul, 2013

The first time I went to Budapest it was the summer of 1989, the final summer of Eastern European communism. It was a time when change was in the air, when the lines outside the only McDonalds in Hungary and the only Adidas shop went…Read More


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Oh What a Night! (Night of Museums)

Written by koshkha on 30 Jun, 2013

We didn't plan to do too much on our first day in Budapest. I had in mind to take things slowly, settle in at the hotel, maybe stroll out for beer and some dinner, read the guidebook and half-heartedly think about what to do the…Read More


Airport Shuttle Service

Written by koshkha on 27 Jun, 2013

For many years the airports of Eastern Europe had a really bad reputation for taxi crime. I'm not suggesting that every furtive bloke with a moustache and a leather jacket who sidled up to new arrivals, whispering "You need taxi?" between clenched teeth was going…Read More


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Budapest: Day 4

Written by lavenderdays on 10 Mar, 2012

We took the bus again over to Castle District located in the Buda side of the city. This time we explored the other half of the hill that we didn’t get to see the day before. At this point I was definitely certain…Read More


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Budapest: Day 3

Written by lavenderdays on 10 Mar, 2012

Day three in Budapest was HOT. We used the bus tour this time to take us over to the Castle District over on the Buda side of the city. While crossing over the Chain Bridge, I realized it’s absolutely impossible to take a…Read More


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Budapest: Day 2

Written by lavenderdays on 10 Mar, 2012

Day 2 was extremely touristy and I loved every minute of it. We were finally over our jet lag and ready to see what Budapest had to offer.This day consisted of 3 tours: a guided tour of Parliament, a bus tour of Castle District,…Read More


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The Cuisine of a City

Written by aboutthatplace on 10 Nov, 2010

Overview of Hungarian FoodVegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat. ~Fran LebowitzYou’ll never go hungry in Hungary, unless you’re a vegetarian. Think hearty. Think thick. Think filled to the brim.…Read More


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Little Sister Is Catching Up

Written by aboutthatplace on 10 Nov, 2010

"If you come from Paris to Budapest you think you are in Moscow. But if you go from Moscow to Budapest you think you are in Paris." ~ Gyorgy Ligeti We started out early one morning only to discover that Budapest sleeps in. This…Read More


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