Budapest airport

So, our Lufthansa flight is at 6:30am, and we arranged for a taxi at 4:00. The taxi from Budapest is a flat rate of €30,00 and the ride took roughly 30 minutes.  We left 10…

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Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Holy Right Hand

St. Stephen was the first king of Hungary, circa 975- 1038. His name is all over the country and supposedly a relic, as in part of his hand, is located here as well.  It’s a…

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Budapest street food

When we arrived in Budapest, we didn’t realize the one extra day we had was on a National Holiday. We weren’t sure what was opened so we wandered around the city. We had just finished…

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Budapest: Prestige Hotel

Our cruise is may be over, but we are extending our stay in Budapest by one day. Our hotel, the Prestige Hotel, is located just a few minutes walk from the ship, but with luggage…

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Budapest on the Danube, lit up at night

As a traveler, there are some iconic photos that I’ve wanted to see for myself in person. One such photo is the Parliament building, which has been posted in practically any travel magazine, book or…

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The Shoes on the Danube: Remembering the murdered

Along the bank of the Danube, about a minute walk from the Chain Bridge is a bunch of shoes lined up by the river. It’s a memorial to remember the Jews murdered by militiamen, and…

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Buda or Pest? Visiting Budapest, Hungary

It’s day 6, and it’s almost the end of our Danube River Cruise. Our day started at 9:00 am in the old capital, Esztergom, Hungary. From there, we boarded a bus for a city tour…

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