You have Cat to be Kitten Me: Budapest Cat Cafe

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What’s right, or wrong, with this picture? That depends on your particular set of allergies, thoughts about hygiene, and love of furry feline creatures. Budapest is home to one of the new breed of cat cafe’s springing up around the world. They are either the best friend to a traveler who need an occasional feline … Read more

Crawling Through Budapest

Ruin Bar Boat

In Budapest, the Jewish Quarter is where everything is happening: the old ghetto which had fallen into decay over the years has transformed more recently into a mishmash of new buildings, upscale restaurants, and wine bars.  And of course, the famous Ruin Bars – places that have cropped up in abandoned buildings that are the very definition of how one … Read more

Hiking Up And Tumbling Down Gellért Hill

Hike to Freedom Hill

The two riverside cities of “Buda” and “Pest” were joined to make one large capital city in 1873. Despite that, most locals still refer to each side by its former name – the areas are, after all, very different. Most travelers who venture to Budapest find accommodations on the Pest side of the Danube River, the … Read more

A Blissful Day in Budapest – Spa Capital of the World

Budapest Spa

If the wonderful food, amazing historical sites and inexpensive prices aren’t enough to make you consider a trip to Budapest, this important fact will. Budapest has long been considered the spa capital of the world. There are 123 natural hot springs and drilled wells here. They deliver 18 million gallons of 70 – 172 degree F of … Read more

Getting A Taste For Budapest

Danube River, Budapest, Hungary

Have you ever eaten chocolate spiked with tarragon? Or gone to a restaurant where you get a canister of carbonated water that you are supposed to use to mix with your wine? Or eaten cottage cheese covered with chocolate? Then you haven’t been to Budapest. And until recently, neither had I. A Walking Food Tour of Budapest … Read more

Hungry in Hungary? Traditional Cooking in Budapest

Chef Parade Budapest

Before heading to Budapest for the first time, I decided to track down a cooking class. This wasn’t unusual in itself. It’s always a good way to learn about the culture and the food in a new place (and get great restaurant recommendations from the chef – they always know where to eat). But in … Read more