Music in the air

…and Spring, too! March can be a fickle month in Budapest, sometimes lovely and sometimes cold. However, if you are around towards the end of the month, from 22nd onwards for over 2 weeks, you’ll be there with the Spring Music Festival. The festival...

Macarons, macaroons

If you happen to be staying in an apartment in Budapest on 13th March, why not pop down to the Akvarium club and visit Macaron Day Hungary 2013! This event apparently builds on the success of the first Macaron Day Hungary last year and promises to be a must for macaron lovers everywhere. More information […]

If you happen to be staying in an apartment in Budapest on 13th March, why not pop down to the Akvarium club and visit Macaron Day Hungary 2013! This event apparently builds on the success of the first Macaron Day Hungary last year and promises to be a must for...

A bathing experience

Budapest is well known as a city of spas and thermal pools, and one of these, the Lukacs Bath,  has just started offering “magic bath” experiences at weekends from 2nd March. For what promises to be quite an evening, a DJ will be in attendance from 9pm to 3pm, mixing ‘atmospheric grooves and beats’ with […]

Budapest is well known as a city of spas and thermal pools, and one of these, the Lukacs Bath,  has just started offering “magic bath” experiences at weekends from 2nd March. For what promises to be quite an evening, a DJ will be in attendance from 9pm to...

Visiting Budapest

Just a quick link to this article on the enduring pleasures of visiting Budapest, from this weekend’s Independent : http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/budapest-a-fresh-perspective-on-hungarys-capital-8478279.html As frequent visitors, we particularly enjoyed the writer’s comments about wanting to be a ‘born again’ tourist and would agree entirely that the best way to see the city is to spend time walking in […]

Just a quick link to this article on the enduring pleasures of visiting Budapest, from this weekend’s Independent : http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/budapest-a-fresh-perspective-on-hungarys-capital-8478279.html As frequent visitors, we particularly...

Even in January…

Even in January, Budapest is photogenic! I’ve just spotted this photo album on Flickr and wanted to share it – the photos are just beautiful and show the city at its evocative best. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tatuvirtamo/sets/72157632623505937/with/8421684930/  

Even in January, Budapest is photogenic! I’ve just spotted this photo album on Flickr and wanted to share it – the photos are just beautiful and show the city at its evocative best....

Something sweet

Budapest is truly a city of coffee shops and to go to the city without visiting at least a few of these establishments would be, if not actually criminal, then at least a pity. Many are famous, some are less so but still worth the visit. Gerbeaud, on Vorosmarty ter, is well-known and was apparently […]

Budapest is truly a city of coffee shops and to go to the city without visiting at least a few of these establishments would be, if not actually criminal, then at least a pity. Many are famous, some are less so but still worth the visit. Gerbeaud, on Vorosmarty ter,...

Skating on ice

Years ago, when we first visited Budapest, one of the places we liked the most was Városliget, the City Park. Very close to the centre, at the top end of Andrassy Ut, just beyond Heroes Square, this wide green space is home to several attractions. The Széchényi thermal bath is wonderful, several pools (inside and outside) […]

Years ago, when we first visited Budapest, one of the places we liked the most was Városliget, the City Park. Very close to the centre, at the top end of Andrassy Ut, just beyond Heroes Square, this wide green space is home to several attractions. The Széchényi...

What’s in a name?

This one’s short and sweet, but the article I’m referring to is long and- to me – fascinating. I admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for things that are different. I love going to Budapest, standing on the metro platform and seeing how long ago the last train left. Yes, seriously. You can […]

This one’s short and sweet, but the article I’m referring to is long and- to me – fascinating. I admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for things that are different. I love going to Budapest, standing on the metro platform and seeing how long ago...

Young, hip and trendy

Well, young hip and trendy we may very well not be… but we will be visiting the A38 ship next month. Another place written up in glowing terms by the Lonely Planet guide (“The world’s greatest bar” according to a Lonely Planet 2012 poll – according to the A38 website) This bar/club/restaurant/music venue moored permanently […]

Well, young hip and trendy we may very well not be… but we will be visiting the A38 ship next month. Another place written up in glowing terms by the Lonely Planet guide (“The world’s greatest bar” according to a Lonely Planet 2012 poll –...

A little list of lists

Yesterday saw the beginning of this year’s Christmas Market season in Budapest. This is another must-see for us, not least because it usually includes a traditional glass flameworker. I always like to stand and watch this guy at work – but it is also good to see the torch (a Herbert Arnold Zenit, by the […]

Yesterday saw the beginning of this year’s Christmas Market season in Budapest. This is another must-see for us, not least because it usually includes a traditional glass flameworker. I always like to stand and watch this guy at work – but it is also good...

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