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The “Fountain of Youth” in Budapest

The “Fountain of Youth” in Budapest

on Sep 13, 2013

One of my favorite things to do in a new city is wander. We are always armed with a map so we can eventually find our way back to our accommodation. We have found some hidden gems while wandering—things we would have never seen had we just followed the most direct route between sites. While in Budapest, we spent an afternoon exploring the city. We had no set...

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Budapest Parliament Through The Backdoor

Budapest Parliament Through The Backdoor

on Sep 11, 2013

A tour of the Parliament building in Budapest is one of the top things to do as a tourist. The building is the primary landmark along the Pest riverfront and seeing the neo-Gothic architecture from the inside is impressive. We had originally planned to take the standard tour, but were very fortunate to have a former colleague connect us with a private tour instead!...

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What is a Hungarian “Cybergastro”?

What is a Hungarian “Cybergastro”?

on Sep 10, 2013

We arrived in Budapest via bus from Krakow late in the evening  (see post: Not All Buses Are Created Equal). As we navigated to our apartment in the dark, we noticed a brightly-lit restaurant on the corner of our street called Kaja.hu Cybergastro. It looked modern and clean and had some signs in English which meant it probably wouldn’t provide a good,...

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