Birthday in Beautiful Budapest on the (Brown) Danube September 12th 2008 On my birthday weekend, we headed to Budapest. It is true, it is beautiful. It's also fascinating, having been a communist country until 1990.
Budapest is actually made up of three cities, Buda, Obuda and (to make things easy) Pest, joined by the bridges across the Danube, which merged in 1873. The city was largely destroyed in the Second World War (in the aptly named 'Battle of Budapest', all ... read more
Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest » Buda 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