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.
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.
The final installment of our Baltic cruise tales. Missed the first two? Check them out here and here! Stockholm Sweden’s capital is spread over 14 islands with 57 bridges to connect them all. In Stockholm you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, great museums, and plenty of green space with the pristine forest that […]
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 […]
Since moving to London over two years ago, The Postcard Travelers have mainly focused most of their European travels on mainland Western Europe, so this year we decided to tackle Northern and Eastern Europe, and what better way to travel the Baltic Sea region than via cruise. The steep prices for […]
As our life in London winds down to us counting the time left remaining in months rather than years, Dan and I are reminded that a lifetime wouldn’t be long enough to see and experience all of the wonderful places Europe has to offer, not to mention the rest of the world! The […]