Bridges and Castles June 6th 2008 Continuing our journey through Eastern Europe, we arrived in Budapest tired and exhausted from the long overnight train journey from Sighisoara. Leaving the station, we found a taxi, agreed that 'meter' was fine (very important in Europe) and left for the hotel. After only a couple of blocks, I noticed that the driver's hand was hovering very close to the meter's buttons as he changed gear so st ... 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
After almost five years of being happily married, relocating to a different country and many years of continuous work and study, we (the World-Wide Wanderers, Daniel & Janice West) have decided to take some time and go see those parts of the world that we either haven't been to or haven't spent nearly enough time in!!
I look forward to "reporting" our adventures to you over the coming months as we travel South and Central America; South, West and East Africa; the Middle East and Holy Land; India and Nepal; South East Asia; Australia; and Eastern and Central Europe... full info