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Take a look below to find all our posts about Hungary in chronological order:

What to Do in Budapest – Must-See Sights to Hidden Gems

From Must-See Sights to Hidden Gems – What Do in Budapest First things first: You are probably pronouncing it wrong. The two cities are called Buda and Pest and are pronounced: “Boo-da-pesht” Yes, they are two cities. Didn’t know that either, did you? Na, I am just giving you a hard time ;-) But if you …

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The Most Romantic Valentines Day Destinations in Europe

The Most Romantic Valentines Day Destinations in Europe A trip for Valentines Day? What a way to make some everlasting memories with the man or woman on your side. Here are some ideas for the most romantic Valentines Day destinations in Europe: The Most Romantic City in Europe: Paris by  Honeymoon Always You can’t go without …

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Six Great Places for Spring Travel in Europe

It’s always a stunning time in Europe when the sleet and snow of winter make way for the glowing renewal of spring. Parks and gardens blossom and bloom, cities return life again. Ahead of the summer throngs, it’s also a fabulous time to bulk the European crowds, while keeping the back pocket in tact with …

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River Cruise: The Ultimate Shopping Shuttle

You’ve done Paris, you’ve seen Rome but when’s the last time you’ve dug for vintage treasures in Budapest? Or shopped off-the-runway furs in Vienna? For true shopaholics looking to welcome 2015 with a (fashion) bang there’s no better place than Central Europe. With local Christmas markets popping up across the region, from big cities to …

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A Christmas Market River Cruise on the Viking Baldur

My husband Bill and I were invited to take a cruise with Viking River Cruises and decided that a Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube could be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. Our 7-day river cruise started in Passau, Germany and ended in Budapest, Hungary. This was our first river cruise on …

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Warm Yourself in the Thermal Baths of Budapest

If you leave Budapest without soaking in a Hungarian thermal bath, you have cheated yourself of a memorable experience. Last visit, I found myself floating naked in a body-temperature pool under a 500-year old Ottoman dome pierced by jewel-colored glass “eyes”. The Rudas (ROO-das) bath experience left me as relaxed as I’ve ever been in my …

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Goulash Soup Recipe: Eating Hungarian with The Ravenous Traveler

Hungarian cuisine merges flavorful spices, such as paprika, with hearty stews and meat dishes, and a trip to Hungary wouldn’t be complete without sampling one of the country’s national dishes, Goulash Soup. Perhaps surprisingly, a lot of controversy surrounds goulash, and the definition of goulash changes depending on which Eastern European country you’re in. To …

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Where to Stay in Budapest

Where to Stay in Budapest – Editor’s Picks A city of almost 2 million, Budapest, Hungary is a great European cultural and financial center that offers a fantastic selection of hotels. When choosing where to stay in Budapest, note that the forint-to-dollar exchange rate works in the dollar’s favor, and many hotels come at an exceptional value. …

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Beautiful Budapest: a Bargain for Travelers

Budapest is a bargain for  travelers: it is the new Prague. Western travelers are discovering this exciting city, and prices are still much lower than in Western Europe’s top cities. Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti summed up Budapest beautifully when he once said, “If you come from Paris to Budapest you think you are in Moscow. …

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