Hello Hungary // Budapest

The city split in two: Budapest. A grand dame of a city on the Danube River, with Buda on the east side of the river and Pest on the west side, Hungary’s capital city offers rich history, rich cuisine, richly detailed architecture (amongst the Communist drabness!), and some of the friendliest people.

Must-dos:

Get caffeinated – Check out Central Kavehaz Cafe, one of the oldest Vienna-style cafés in Pest. Opened in 1887, the high-ceilinged Art-Nouveau café became a favorite, frequented haunt for journalists, writers, actors, painters, musicians and university professors as it was open 24 hours. Also, worth seeing is the glitzy and beautifully painted ceiling or the Lotz Hall Cafe at the Alexandra Bookstore. Be sure to grab a slice of dobos torte, a yummy Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.

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Jewels of the Baltic: A Photo Diary of Helsinki, Tallinn & St. Petersburg

The second installment of our Baltic cruise tales. Missed the first one — Bruges and Copenhagen?  Check it out here! Helsinki Finland’s capital is a city of green spaces and an electrifying Design District. It’s also the only European capital with no medieval past. The archipelago of Helsinki consists of around […]

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