Category Archive: Hungary

Top 12 Things to Do in Budapest

After five years of living in Europe, Budapest remains our favorite city on the European continent. Yes, we like it more than Paris, Rome, or even London. It’s the only place, aside from St. Maarten in the Carribbean, that we have returned to time and time again. So just what it is about the city …

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Battle of the Budapest Famous Baths

Known as the City of Baths, Budapest is a city rich in thermal springs with healing qualities. So, of course, no trip to Budapest would be complete without a visit to the Budapest Famous Baths. But which of Budapest’s historical bath houses are the best to visit? We take a look at the Széchenyi Baths …

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Wine Wednesday: Faust Wine Cellar

Welcome to Wine Wednesday! This week let us introduce you to Hungarian wines and Gábor Nagy, owner and wine sommelier of Faust Wine Cellar in Budapest. We met Gábor in 2010 when we first visited Faust Wine Cellar and were so pleased he invited us (and Emma) to stop by for a tasting when we …

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Christmas Markets of Budapest (And Our Mulled Wine Recipe)

Budapest remains our favorite European city even after three years of traveling extensively throughout Europe. We love the architecture, the mystery of the once secret caves snaking beneath the city, and the beautiful buildings spanning the banks of the Danube that twinkle as dusk sets upon the city. I love Christmas Markets, so we decided …

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The Traveler’s Guide to Short Breaks

Not everyone can travel full time. It may seem like it and some months it certainly feels like it, but we don’t travel full time. We both hold full time jobs; Tim has 30 vacation days per year plus government holidays and I have 5 weeks plus 11 company holidays. We’d love to be able …

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10 Years and Still Going Strong

Ten years ago today, I stood in the desert at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. It was 7am and freezing cold. But it didn’t matter. I was about to say “I Do” to the love of my life in a hot air balloon. Unfortunately, high winds kept us from taking our hot air balloon …

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with a unification on November 17, 1873 of right (west)-bank Buda and Óbuda with left (east)-bank Pest. Having spent all of our time on the Pest side of the Danube on our first trip, we decided to explore the hilly Buda side of …

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Visegrád, Hungary

Visegrád is a small town on the right bank of the Danube in the Danube Bend. (And a great day trip from Budapest!) Visegrád is famous for the remains of the early Renaissance summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and the citadel or “upper castle.” The citadel, atop a 328 meter high hill, …

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Szentendre, Hungary

Szentendre is a small town at the foot of the Pilis Hill along the Danube Bend. Szentendere was part of the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire under Ulcisia Castra from the 2nd centuty AD. In the 13th century the Mongols and then the Turks in the 15-16th century destroyed the town. It was rebuilt …

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Budapest

Budapest is comprised of Buda on the west side of the Danube River and Pest on the East and is the capital of Hungary. Day 1 We arrived in Budapest after a relatively easy drive and checked into our hotel, the Radisson SAS Beke. We headed out to explore and found our way to the …

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