Our Map Collection

All maps are not the same… We are big fans of public transportation but as we travel the one mistake we routinely make is not giving any thought to maps until we actually arrive in a new city. Every major city has literally hundreds of maps available but oddly it is sometimes difficult to locateContinue reading “Our Map Collection”

Impressions of Budapest

If you haven’t given much thought to Budapest, Hungary maybe it’s time you did. This city can hold its own against any number of great European cities like Paris, Rome or London. There have been travel moments in our lives that just stay with us because they were so special. Strolling the banks of theContinue reading “Impressions of Budapest”

Goulash, New York Cafe and Kürtőskalács

Eating In Budapest In planning for our recent trip to Budapest we went on the internet looking for food specialties and where to find them. Hungarian goulash was high on the list of course but once there I decided I prefer the lighter soup version of goulash. My wife discovered it was going to beContinue reading “Goulash, New York Cafe and Kürtőskalács”

Images of Budapest

If you haven’t given much thought to Budapest, Hungary maybe it’s time you did. This city can hold its own against any number of great European cities like Paris, Rome or London. There have been travel moments in our lives that just stay with us because they were so special. Strolling the banks of theContinue reading “Images of Budapest”

Getting Around Budapest

Budapest is a remarkable, beautiful and large city with the Danube River running thru the middle of it. Along the river in the central city are four major bridges. Starting from the north at the southern tip of Margit Island is Margit Bridge. Margit hid or Margaret Bridge is a bridge carrying trams, cars andContinue reading “Getting Around Budapest”

Budapest 23 October 1956

The Passage of Sixty Plus Years A Time That Hungary Remembers We are in Budapest sitting in a restaurant and a young couple come in and sit at the table next to us. The young lady is rather attractive and from what I gather is speaking Hungarian to the waitress when she approaches. What strikesContinue reading “Budapest 23 October 1956”

Visiting Štúrovo On A Day Trip From Budapest

Štúrovo and Esztergom An Hour Out of Budapest Maybe it was wanting to see some of the countryside or maybe it was adding another pin to our map but on Saturday morning we set off after several days in Budapest to visit Štúrovo, Slovakia. Štúrovo is a town in Slovakia, situated on the River Danube.Continue reading “Visiting Štúrovo On A Day Trip From Budapest”

A McDonalds in Budapest

In Praise of McDonalds We are in Budapest this week at the beginning of a long planned trip across central Europe. I’m not sure what I was expecting in Budapest but it is much more than I had ever imagined. While things have been going slightly wrong since we left home with a few problemsContinue reading “A McDonalds in Budapest”