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Winter in Budapest – Top 5 Outdoor Ideas!

You’ve seen the Christmas markets, warmed up with mulled wine, and now you’re ready for more Budapestian adventures. I’m sure you’ve seen my list of skating rinks (http://wp.me/p1Mrmn-9V), but how about a sledding party? Cross-country ski lessons? Downhilling or snowboarding? For … Continue reading

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Beyond Balaton

Of course there’s a lot to see and do on the shores of Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest lake. This time, though, after attending a beautiful wedding at a perfect little hilltop church overlooking the lake, we decided to go … Continue reading

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Three Countries in a Day… a Day Trip from Budapest

Breakfast in Hungary, lunch in Slovakia, dinner in Austria and then back home to bed in Budapest. It can be done! And enjoyed… It’s just a two-hour drive to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia,which was once the capital of Hungary. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part III-IV

Four more ideas for your vacation planning, since I had no internet access yesterday (the reason for this, I will reveal tomorrow)… 5. Zakopane – This is the Polish destination I mentioned in my last post, which is close enough … Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part II

Two more ideas for your vacation plans in Central Europe… 3. Trieste – this utterly Italian city only made it into our travel plans because it’s about 7 hours from Budapest, making it a good stop for the night on … Continue reading

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Top 10 Nearby Non-Hungarian Destinations, Part I

This week, since it’s spring break at my daughter’s school, I decided to let you in on my favorite places to go in the “neighborhood” of Hungary. Why not Hungarian destinations? I’ll save that for another week when you might … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Love Budapest, Part V

Here I am in the home stretch, with reasons 8, 9, and 10 to love Budapest. I’m tempted to say they’re the food, the food, and the food, after going to a fabulous csárda last night near Kecskemét. It was actually … Continue reading

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New Destination, Old Memories

The Tátra mountains. Nobody outside this part of Europe has heard of them, since they’re overshadowed by the Alps, which span four countries that give them good PR. But these days, everyone would prefer to go somewhere “undiscovered,” right? Well, … Continue reading

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