Hungary: Would You Go Hungry?

Food, glorious food! I love nothing more than eating local cuisine when travelling and when I visit most places there is always a signature dish that I look forward to trying – pizza in Italy, pad thai in Thailand, dhal curry in Sri Lanka. However, prior to visiting Budapest in Hungary I wasn’t aware of any popular Hungarian dishes or even what the basis of their cuisine was. It wasn’t until…

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Hungary: Danube Evening River Cruise, Budapest

Having spent three days wandering and exploring both the Buda and Pest sides of this fascinating city we thought we had seen the sites from all viewpoints – how wrong were we? As it was our wedding anniversary on our last day in Budapest I wanted to treat Mr ESLT to something to remember. After a bit of research I decided on an evening River cruise on the Danube River.…

Hungary: budaPEST

Pest is located on the East bank of the Danube River and together with Buda make up Budapest, the capital of Hungary. We stayed at the fantastic Palazzo Zichy hotel which is located in North Pest and in walking distance of all the main sites. Pest makes up two-thirds of Budapest therefore there is a lot to see and do on this side of the river. As we only had…

Hungary: BUDApest,

Buda is on the west bank of the Danube River and together with Pest on the east bank makes up Budapest, Hungary’s capital. On a recent visit I had the opportunity to explore Buda and its beautiful buildings. Even though our hotel was on the Pest side of the city we still had the opportunity to cross the river and see what the ‘other’ side had to offer. The bulk…

Hungary: The Bridges of Budpest

Did you know that Budapest has eight bridges that join Buda to Pest over the Danube River? I didn’t. It wasn’t until my recent visit to Budapest that I found out about them and got the opportunity to see them all with my own eyes. Each bridge is unique, built at different times and has a different story behind it. 1. Lagymanyosi Bridge – This bridge is the most southern and…

Hungary: Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Here you will not find the dandy Ralph Fiennes and the ever determined to please Zero as this is of course NOT The Grand Hotel Budapest however it is A grand hotel IN Budapest. Mr. ESLT and I have booked and subsequently had to cancel our visit to Budapest and this hotel specifically on a number of occasions for various reasons. Therefore, when it was confirmed that we were staying…