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Buda (And a Bit More Pest), Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Buda (And a Bit More Pest)

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... the offices or the members). A law had been recently passed to reduce their number to something more appropriate for a country of Hungary's size. There were holes both in the ceiling and floor of the chamber for heating and cooling. Until fairly recently, ...

End of the IJK, Szombathely, Hungary travel blog

End of the IJK

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Well, the official last day of the IJK. Some people had already left yesterday and many early this morning. It seems very quiet now. But they have this nice sculpture in the park... so even if you're by yourself you can sit with someone... a nice ...

The Language Barrier, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

The Language Barrier

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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In Europe, I am visiting a large number of different countries that speak different languages. Fortunately a lot of young Europeans speak quite competent English. Because of this they actually prefer to speak English with you, as it is the universal ...

From here to there..., Budapest, Hungary travel blog

From here to there...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Sitting at JFK waiting for the Alitalia flight to depart...first stop Milan, then Budapest, Hungary.   Seems like a whirlwind of activity during these last 2 weeks in the states.  From Iceland to Long Island for some motherly nurturing and ...

Lake Balaton, Balatonamali, Hungary travel blog

Lake Balaton

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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I entered Hungary on Tuesday morning. Simple formalities. The Slovenians waved me through and the Hungarians simply flicked through my passport. Six km into Hungarz I arrived in the small town of Lenti. I only stopped long enough to get some florin and a ...

Is this the City Hall? Or that one? Or THAT one?, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Is this the City Hall? Or that one? Or THAT one?

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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In most cities I can spot the important buildings by knowing their general locations.  This eyeballing method does not work in Budapest because just about every building in the city appears colossal and important.  I would imagine one ...

Vinny's Birthday, and other stories..., Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Vinny's Birthday, and other stories...

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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''I can`t believe you. You used to have such a nice writing style, and now all you do is swear and write about being drunk. I can`t even bring myself to show it to your Granny.'' - My Mother, the other day. I think she wanted to use the expression ...

May I see your Visa please Ma'am?, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

May I see your Visa please Ma'am?

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... ago she got a 6 month visa which pretty much covers most of Europe, but as she discovered at passport control, it doesn't cover Hungary. So she argued, she pleaded, she suggested random solutions, they took her into a back room. She came out and told us ...

Baths and Bikes in Buda, Farewelling the Hock, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Baths and Bikes in Buda, Farewelling the Hock

A travel blog entry by catters

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Arriving in Budapest fresh from a good nights sleeper train (is it wrong I was so happy that a 50 year old nun was kicked off at 2am at the freezing Slovakian border for passport reasons giving us a whole cabin to ourselves?) we firstly did some ...

The Big Race, Szeged, Hungary travel blog

The Big Race

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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As per usual Mikey and I made all our money back staying in the hotel by eating enough for 10 people at the buffet breakfast - yum.  They even had hot toast. The lovely receptionist helped us out with all of our bags and we loaded up in the freezing ...

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Budapest

A travel blog entry by tavini

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 Budapest is the other capital of the old Austro-Hungarian empire and it feels like a grand city. The city is actually two towns, joined together, Buda and Pest. Buda is more historical and residential while Pest is the larger of the two and is more ...

Red Bull Air Race - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Red Bull Air Race - Budapest

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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rip to Budapest for Paul's Birthday treat (bit late since his birthday was in April, but it's what he wanted!) We had a perfectly located hotel room - with a large balcony overlooing the Danube and the Parliament building - exactly where the Red ...

Big Storm, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Big Storm

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Although we planned to be in Hungary for just a day or two we decided to extend our stay so we could see St Stephen's Day celebrations and watch the Red Bull Air Race being contested on the Danube River. We took the Funicular Railway up to the Royal ...

Trip to Central Europe - Slovakia and Hungary, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Trip to Central Europe - Slovakia and Hungary

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... hours driving through it), but we did enjoy the scenery and are thinking of going back to Bratislava on a future trip. BUDAPEST, HUNGARY We arrived in Budapest at dinner time and found a lovely restaurant which served local stews close to the hotel . ...

Gyor or Soho, hard to tell., Győr, Hungary travel blog

Gyor or Soho, hard to tell.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... glass of wine a pound! When we got back to campsite there were some workers arriving 'home' after a hard days graft.  In Hungary this is common, for workers to travel and stay in cheap rooms with families.  As we were settling down for the night ...

Bullied in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Bullied in Budapest

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... hours was amazing. Our guide (Chub) was just a treasure chest full of knowledge. Covering all areas from when Hungary ruled neighbouring countries that now have independence, right through the World Wars and the amazing change through ...

Hot baths and more rain, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Hot baths and more rain

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Holy Crap can it rain in eastern Europe.  For some reason, we decided it was time for a hotel, which maybe was one of our most brilliant decisions ever.  First of all, it got to about 300 degrees today, and we had to move to an ...

go East, young man, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

go East, young man

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... stick to travel plans...so I skipped western Austria (more Bavaria) and went to Vienna for a night and am now in Budapest, Hungary. Last entry I was still in Munich. I saw more of the sights there and Spiderman 2 (in English!). There are bier gartens ...

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Budapest

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... under the communist regime, the country suffered severe poverty.  Our guide shared her story when the first McDonald opened in Hungary, she and hundred others lined up to get a taste of not just Big Mac but America and conceivably democracy, serving ...

Back to camping!!, Makó, Hungary travel blog

Back to camping!!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Woke up about 8.30 and made a quick getaway from the room this morning knowing that we had 70 miles to do if we were going to make it to Timosora (Romania) by tonight. Had breakfast at a cafe in town where we ordered all sorts of random pastries, some ...

Beers and baths in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Beers and baths in Budapest

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... so they would not let them in. We planned to drive through Croatia, back into Slovenia and meet near the border crossing for Hungary. Simple plan really. We drove, and waited for John and Janelle, and finally they arrived. We went and lined up and ...

How to see a whole city in one day, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

How to see a whole city in one day

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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The weather had cleared slightly but it was still over cast, so after breakfast (which was included in our room rate) we decided to do a city sight seeing bus trip. As we only had one day in Budapest we had to cram as much in as possible but ...

Biggest Prey Mantis You've Ever Seen!, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Biggest Prey Mantis You've Ever Seen!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... all about the history of Budapest from when it was first founded to present day. From the museum we wandered along Hungary's greatest boulevard, Andrassy ut, until we found the Hero's Square and the Millennium Monument. Behind this was a huge park ...

Best Budapest Birthday Brunch - more eggs!!!, Kecskemet, Hungary travel blog

Best Budapest Birthday Brunch - more eggs!!!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Woke up early both a bit tired having experienced the downside to a dorm room the night before when our drunken room mate was staggering around every couple of hours and kept leaving the light on! After I made Mikey a birthday cup of tea and we had a ...

Where's ma beanie???, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Where's ma beanie???

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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We were flying out mid afternoon so could not plan any big excursions - we settled on one gallery and a climb (elevator) to the top of the Bell Tower to hopefully see Croatia. The gallery was excellent and once again appealed to my sense of the ...

High Stakes Poker in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

High Stakes Poker in Budapest

A travel blog entry by catters

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Guys when I am less hung over I will write about all the other gems the Hock and I have been up to but im dying to tell this one now. Last night Hocks and I decided on our last night travelling together, as a spurge, we would enter a high stakes poker ...

Chapter 50: Budapest and the Dalmatian Coast, Budapest / Dubrovnik, Hungary travel blog

Chapter 50: Budapest and the Dalmatian Coast

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... we moved up four cars. Unbeknownst to us, that car was 1st Class (hell if I could tell the difference). The conductor in Hungary didn't seem to mind that we were there, and the first Croatian conductor just grumbled at us a little... but the third one ...

Finally, A Decent Goulash.., Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Finally, A Decent Goulash..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... Statue Park on the outskirts of town. Like the rest of the former communist Eastern European countries we've visited, Hungary has pulled down any monuments loosely related to the communist occupation of their state. Fortunately for the tourists they have ...

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

Budapest

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... we have now seen a few).  They had a massive collection and an exhaustive exhibition that displayed the history of Hungary and its development.  The most fascinating portion (to us anyway) was the more contemporary collection dealing with some of the ...

hungary hungary hippos, Budapest, Hungary travel blog

hungary hungary hippos

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... areas, random gaggles of asians following a tour guide. I took many pictures, some of which I think will be quite nice. Hungary is known for their thermal spas and the communal baths that go along with them, and yesterday was spent partly at one. A ...

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