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”

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”

Getting Around In Budapest

Click the map above to download our pdf Budapest Visitor’s Map re-imagined  to get you to the major attractions using public transportation. The first problem trying to get around in Budapest is the Hungarian language. While many Hungarians speak English you will find few maps, signs or streets in anything but Hungarian. If you followContinue reading “Getting Around In Budapest”

Budapest 23 October 1956

The Passage of Sixty Plus Years A Time That Hungary Remembers It’s October 23rd and we are in Budapest sitting in a restaurant. A young couple come in and sit at the table next to us. The young lady is attractive and from what I gather is speaking Hungarian to the waitress when she approaches.Continue 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”