10 of the Best Spots for Coffee in Budapest

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to find a great local cafe, relax with a coffee and absorb the new world around me. I love interesting, beautiful and quirky interiors, good people watching vantages, great service, and of course an excellent brew of coffee. Here are ten cafes that deliver all…

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Budapest Photo Diary: exploring one of my favorite European cities by foot

Split by the Danube River, Buda and Pest are culturally and visually distinct. Buda is the calmer more residential side, with sweeping views from Gellért Hill and stunning monuments such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Pest on the other hand, has more of an upbeat, lively vibe with a plethora of cafes, restaurants,…

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Photo Diary: Lake Balaton, Hungary

While I’d recommend visiting this beautiful freshwater lake in summer- when the place comes alive with water sports and holiday-makers, the lake also makes a peaceful escape from Budapest during springtime. Trains and buses will take you to most towns around the lake, however outside of peak season these can be sporadic as can accommodation…

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Exploring Budapest on foot: 5 must sees

When I first arrived in Budapest I was a little overwhelmed by the size and scope of Hungary’s capital. I’d also heard a lot of good things, so my expectations were high. However, it didn’t take long for the charms of the city to win me over and in the end, I had a hard…

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Budapest Favourites

Some of my favorite things to do in Hungary’s capital. Favourite Place to Read Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library. Head up to the 4th floor and you won’t want to leave. Definitely worth the 1000 HUF (3€) entry fee.       Favorite View Looking down on the Danube and Pest from the top of the…

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Travel Budgeting: Budapest

Budapest has became a crazily popular tourist destination in recent years due to the beauty, culture, nightlife and affordability for western tourists. Below is a breakdown of what I spent during 6 days in Hungary’s capital.   City: Budapest Travel Style: Budget Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF): 1€ = 300 HUF Daily Spend: 40€     Cost…

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