Hungary

Oh Shit the rental car broke down!

Oh Shit the rental car broke down!

What’s that saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” I’m usually the type to not just make lemonade but squeeze out every last bit of juice and make a lemon meringue pie too! However today was going to be a lemonade making day only. Our day was meant to go – wake up, pack(…)

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A Royal Stay at Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel

A Royal Stay at Gróf Degenfeld Castle Hotel

I’ve stayed on vineyards in Napa County and New Zealand before. I’ve visited countless others wine tasting my way around the world. But staying at the Gróf Degenfeld Winery in Hungary‘s Tokaj wine region was a special experience. It felt like Downton Abbey in Hungary from the get go! Yes this is what the Hungarian version must feel like! From the minute we(…)

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Browsing the Great Market Hall, Budapest

Mom always taught me that the best place to see how locals live are their markets. I’m at the age now where I always say “Mom was/ is always right” and over the years, even when I travel solo, I get excited visiting local markets and taking photos to show her. The Great Market Hall (or Central Market Hall as(…)

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Christmas Markets in Springtime, Budapest?

Sometimes the  best part of any holiday is the food…ok most times…always? It was a cold, rainy day in May. We had walked along the Danube river and crossed the famous Chain Bridge to get to the Castle Hill funicular. Our plan was to wander around the Buda Castle area. We never made it inside Buda Castle as we(…)

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Paprika, Fish & Wine…the three best reasons to visit Szeged, Hungary!

Szeged is known for its paprika, river fish and we soon discovered on arrival, its annual wine festival. So there is no surprise we were going to explore all three in our few days there. Having gotten a taste for the versatile paprika in Budapest and the Tokaj region, we were excited to visit Szeged – “the home of the(…)

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Szeged’s Famous Annual Wine Festival

According to the legend Attila, King of the Huns, had his seat nearby and was buried somewhere in Szeged. It’s home of the world’s best paprika too so we could not wait to explore this lovely city on the banks of the river Tisza. Perfect Spring weather greeted us when we arrived (ok hot at 25C here in Hungary), a(…)

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