Taking the Water in Budapest October 14th 2009 As the title suggest, I did take the thermal bath in Budapest today, but I took water all day long. Everywhere I walked, the rain was with me blowing in my face, down my coat and all around. It has turned so cold and wet here that I had to spend the morning looking for a heavier coat. Ironically, I bought a Columbia Sportswear coat from Portland. Had to get a new hat and scarf, since the new c ... read more
Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest Hungary was part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive milita... ... read more
Well, the tickets have been purchased, tours arranged, hotels reserved and cooking class confirmed. It looks as though Vacation 2014 is all set and what remains is to pack and get myself to the airport. As organized (some may say obsessive) as I am, even I feel that it is too early to start that.
I looked at many different countries, towns and regions to visit on this trip, but have chosen to spend about half of my time in Bolivia and the remaining in Chile. My time in Bolivia will be filled with things to do, places to see. It will be the usual "power travel" that... full info