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Posts from the ‘Hungary’ Category

My 2013 Travels

The end of the year is one of my favorite times. While some people find it sad and nostalgic, for me it is full of excitement. It is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the goals reached, consider the lessons learned and plan new goals for the coming year. Since many of my goals involve travel, Read more

Why I Didn’t Like The Budapest Baths…and Why I Felt Guilty About It

I had been dreaming about the Budapest baths since I booked my trip to the Hungarian capital months ago. Old architecture, thermal baths, relaxed atmosphere, men playing chess – it was going to be great. After a long day of exploring, it would be the perfect place to soak my achy, tourist bones.  Read more

A Love Letter to Budapest

Dearest Budapest,

You escaped me five years ago on my first tour of Eastern Europe and while I was upset about it then, I am even more upset about it now. I did not even know what I was missing all these years. Read more

Money-Saving Tips for Traveling Europe

Recently back from a two week trip to Europe, I can relate firsthand to how expensive the continent can be. Elite museums and historical sites, bustling cities and cutting edge restaurants all contribute to the allure and charm of Europe…while often conspiring to empty your wallet. Read more

Sunday Snapshot: Fisherman’s Bastion

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from one my favorite European cities to date, Budapest! Situated up on Castle Hill on the Buda side of the Danube, Fisherman’s Bastion is comprised of seven towers representing the seven Magyar tribes that settled the country of Hungary in 895. This area was protected by the guild of fisherman in the Middle Ages, giving this decorative fortification its name.

Fisherman’s Bastion offers panoramic views of the Danube and the Pest side of the city and was one of my favorite views of this beautiful city. You even catch a glimpse of Parliament in the background of this photo.