Liberty statue stands on top of Gellert Hill from which the views over the city are astonishing. When Communism fell in Hungary this statue was remodeled. The removed sections were reerected in Memento Park. For a while they considered removing even the main statue. But it was eventually considered not to be associated with the old regime they wanted to rid themselves of
Budapest 2018 part II - funny statues, charming statues, historical statues June 13th 2018 Statues seem to be the thing in Budapest
When we spot something that we think sticks out or is special in a place we occasionally dedicate an entire blog to this. We think of these as theme blogs. This selection of "theme" is made in a totally non-scientific way. It's only what we personally find interesting and what pops up in our minds when we try to absorb everything at once. E ... 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
We are Emma Holmbro and Ake Dahllof. We live in Stockholm, Sweden.
We have travelled more or less regularly since the mid 1990-ies and it seems like the more we travel the more difficult it is to decide where to go next. Not because we are running out of places to visit but because we find more places we want to go to faster than we manage to travel to them.
Some of the things from our travel bucket list we have ticked off since we started this blog in 2006 are
Angel Falls in Venezuela
Machu Piccu in Peru
Chernobyl in Ukraine
Snorkelling in the Maldives
Mountain gorillas in Rwanda
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