Blogs from Hungary, Europe - page 4


Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest December 3rd 2013

Welcome in "Magyarország"! That's Hungary in Hungarian, which I found to be an extremely complicated language. I spent 4 days in Budapest, Hungary's capital. Two before flying to Tel Aviv and two after. The city is quite popular among tourists in general and I was really looking forward to go and experience the city myself. I really liked the city and consider it as one of the nicest European capitals I've been to (so far no other capital beats the beauty of Prague in my opinion). Budapest is beautiful, especially by night it looks stunning! I took a train from Zagreb to Budapest, which took about 6 hours. On the way to Budapest I was typing on my netbook a lot while enjoying the landscape outside, which was mostly flat. The train passed along the Lake ... read more
Széchenyi Bridge (Chain Bridge), oldest and most beautiful bridge in Budapest
Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok)
Great Market Hall (Nagycsarnok)

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Buda December 1st 2013

Well, here we are again. Landed in Budapest around 5pm, taxi to hotel. The Sofitel is very nice and quite reasonable with club lounge access which means if you don't have to eat out if you take advantage of the spread they provide. You also don't check in in the lobby, but get taken straight up to the Club lounge and check in there. Very civilized. Gaynor is getting stuck into it with her champagne journey around Europe. We spent the evening chatting with a couple of ladies from England Sue and B who are here on a girls weekend away, and loving it. The lounge closed so we off to bed to ready ourselves the next day of sightseeing. In the morning after breakfast bought a Hop on-Hop off bus ticket and went around the ... read more

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Pest November 29th 2013

Hello all..... sorry I have been so slack, but I have been having a great time drinking champagne in the air and around Europe... I have tried 5 so far and think that Bollinger is the front runner for favourite at the moment (others are Chandon, Laurent Perrier, Pommery and Marquis de la Tour). I left you last in Bath and so far have also visited Edinburgh, York, Oxford (for Lunch with Uncle Ray) and back to London.... I am writing this from my hotel in Budapest (Buda on one side of the Danube and Pest on the other) The hotel is actually in Pest, but we looked at both sides this morning. With regard to the other towns I have visited... I am going to send you to Greg's blog (His blog name is being ... read more

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Pest November 29th 2013

Hi Guys Good to find time to get back. I think, well I know the last blog got us to Oxford to see Ray. From there we headed off to London via the A40. Everything was travelling smoothly until there was displayed a message about a delay near the Target roundabout. A DELAY. It took us close to 2 hours to travel the couple of miles to the accident site (a semi-trailer roll over). This was frustrating enough with some twat in a van in front of us constantly letting car after car in front of us. Sometimes 5 & 6 at a time. I was not happy to say the least. I changed lanes to get by him, which wasn’t hard as he was still letting cars in, only to notice he had a clipboard ... read more

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Pest November 25th 2013

Rano pohodove vstavanie este v mojej posteli, naranajkovanie, presun k miriam vytlacit si este jeden eticket na bus a potom este zamenenie 3000forintov. Tie som nakoniec dostal az v posldnej banke,tatrabana. Uni,vub nemali a v csob chceli poplatok za zamenenie. Asi pol hodinu pred odchodom mi konecne prisla sprava od prveho couchsurfera, uz som sa chystal, ze budem spat v hosteli, bo sa mi dva tyzdne nehlasil. Poslal mi komplet rozpisanu cestu, boli tam 2 prestupy. V plane mam ist 2/3 pesi, bo budem mat kopu casu. Tada a je to tu, moze sa vyrazit. Nakoniec nejdem zo Serede ale az z Galanty kam ma miriam odviezla a taktiez nejdem hned rano,bo co som kukal v budapesti prsi. Na galantskej stanci som cakal este 20.min. Kupa listku prebehla bez problemov.Ako je uz zvykom na tejto stanici ... read more


Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Pest November 13th 2013

So, I am in Budapest after getting a lovely 'bus' (car) from Cluj. I am staying in Pest (the east of side of the river) in a huge hostel in district VIII. This morning I went along to the Grand Synagogue on Dohany Street. The synagogue is one of the largest in the world, and quite different in style to other synagogues. It looks like a catholic cathedral. Which wasn't an accident. The synagogue was built by the Neolog Jews who were trying to show how integrated they were in Hungarian society. Hungary has always been (comparative to other European states) more accepting of Jewish people. Dohany Street Synagogue was designed by a (non-Jewish) Viennese architect and was built in the Moorish Revival style (based on buildings like Alhambra in Spain), and from the outside this ... read more
Dohany Street Synagogue
Weeping Willow
House of Terror

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Buda November 2nd 2013

Budapest looks like a fascinating city but unfortunately we woke to a foggy and cloudy day, so it wasn't looking its best. The day started with a bus ride around Buda then across the Danube to Pest. We visited Matthias Coronation Church, a very ornately decorated church with a long and interesting history. The original building was constructed in the 11th century and it has been destroyed and rebuilt on a number of occasions. It was a mosque for a period when the Turks occupied the country but for most of its existence it has been a Catholic Church. We also did some sightseeing on both sides of the river including Parliament House, Fishermen's Bastion, Royal Castle, Heroes' Square and many other interesting sights. The weather was very ordinary, so we stopped for a very nice ... read more
Budapest - Buda
Budapest - Buda
Budapest - Buda

Europe » Hungary » Western Transdanubia » Pannonhalma November 2nd 2013

Floraval evente ketszer Eletmodtabort tartunk a Nemzetkozi Masszazsakademia szervezeseben, tavasszal es osszel. A helyszin kedvenc Kisnyalkank, ahol igy mi vagyunk tavasszal az elso, evadnyito tabor, majd Nov elejen mi csapjuk be az ev mogott az ajtot:) A tabor programja komplex eletmodvaltas: reggeli ayurvedikus tisztitasokkal kezdodik a trening, folytatodik vipasszana es jogatreninggel, napkozben thaimasszazs tanfolyam, este csakra erzekeles, megosztokor, acroyoga, relaxacio, meditacio,kirtan, minden etkezes paleo es vegetarianus...Szoval frankonero. Annak ellenere, hogy megprobaltuk iden osszel Nov 1.-et is belefoglalni a taborba, hogy minnel kevesebb szabadnapot kelljen kivenni, nem gyult ossze eleg jelentkezo a kezdo tanfolyamra. A rendszerunkben a tabort segitokent elvegezhetik ujra a mar vegzett hallgatok, onkoltseggel, karma yogikent. Ezekbol viszont volt szamos jelentkezo, akik ... read more
Ati roptet
Orsi akcioban
mindenki gyogyit

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest October 28th 2013

Hungary for more... After Kiev we had nothing to look forward to (in a travelling capacity anyway), however in September we found an awesome deal for 4 days in Budapest. Early flight out, 3 nights, late flight back for £160 in a fancy hotel. So without further ado we booked and began our research into things to do. I'm melting I am definitely a Winter person. I wear shorts well into November and put them back on in January, so imagine my surprise when we landed and it was 23 degrees C. Bright sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, time to take that waterproof and hoody off. We caught the Airport bus to Kobanya Kispest and I was pleasantly surprised that this bus was not like the one in Kiev which was about 40 D/C ... read more
Behind the Iron Curtain
Heroes square

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budakeszi October 25th 2013

I am stupid happy right now. You know when you get in those moods where you're so happy that you don't know what to do with yourself? Well today is just the BEST day. I woke up at 5:30 am after a night of very little sleep. I made a double espresso with my BRAND NEW espresso machine and was out of the flat by 6:30. I went to school in darkness while reading Jane Eyre (finally getting around to it after not reading it in high school). I got to school, put on my mouse costume, and got ready for the party. I dressed up as Ruby from Happy House for my kids' Halloween party. Happy House is my English curriculum, and the students have met a ton of characters (including a mouse named Ruby). ... read more

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