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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 Non-Hungarian Restaurants in Budapest, Part IV

I have to say, I could be running out of national cuisines that I’ve tried in Budapest, so feel free to let me know what you recommend. Have you been to the Uzbek or Himalayan restaurants here? I haven’t yet, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Non-Hungarian Restaurants in Budapest, Part III

Moving right along on our culinary trail through Budapest with my picks of the local Turkish and Korean culinary scene… 7. Szeráj – An obvious choice. The best Turkish in Budapest. Who cares if it’s cafeteria-style? Open almost all night long (’til … Continue reading

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Top 10 Non-Hungarian Restaurants in Budapest, Part II

Back to food and more food… today you get double since I went off topic yesterday. So here are four of my favorites. 3. Arriba Taqueria – Prepared to order, before your very eyes, with real pico de gallo (that’s … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part V

Two real-life stories to finish out my list (which could go into the hundreds but I will restrain myself). First, believe the unbelievable in the true story of NPR and ABC correspondent Kati Marton’s family, oppression by the Nazis and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part IV

As I said, one of these books has Hell in the title, and the other Lost. You can’t get much more Hungarian than these two. Enjoy.  7. My Happy Days in Hell, by György Faludy. The title of this grim autobiography reveals the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part III

Fiction and food, they go together, don’t they? Read a disturbing story of youth set in Budapest in the early 1900s, and then find out all about the origins and nature of Hungarian cuisine… 5. The Paul Street Boys, by … Continue reading

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