Hungary Travel Articles
King of Budapest – Budapest, Hungary The mention of King Matthias creates a chain reaction in the faces of many Budapestians - surprise, pensiveness, then mildness accompanied by a little smile. That motivates me to collect pieces for a royal mosaic - 550 years after the reign of Matthias began. Communism and Kitsch in Central Europe – Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Berlin, Europe With the fall of the Soviet Union, Central Europe has opened up to Western tourists. Alongside the return of the old favourites, Communism has become a tourist attraction. John Guzdek provides a guide to the new Communist East. Budapest or Bust – Hungary, Europe Christina Rebuffet-Broadus is on a whirlwind adventure trying to get from France to Hungary in time for the biggest festival in Europe. Tear Gas in Budapest – Hungary, Europe Elise Bendikson's fondness for Budapest was only enhanced by her experience of the October 23, 2006 riots, although it did create some inconvenience. Testing the Waters: Gellert Baths, Budapest – Hungary, Europe At first glance, Alison Brick got a warmer welcome in Budapest from the thermal water than from the locals. But upon a longer soak at the Gellert Baths, her initial suspicions dissolved. Communists Stand Tall In This Budapest Park – Hungary, Europe Rex Crum finds that even though communism is dead in most places, it has a kitschy home in Budapest. Spring Travels: Part III, Zagreb to Prague – Hungary, Czech Republic, Europe Sally J. Walton does a twosome for this final segment of her journey. After using buses, trains and her feet, the return flight feels luxurious before the inevitable time and culture adjustments. A Discount Pass in Lyons and Budapest – France, Hungary, Europe Solo Gypsy compares the two-day pass in Lyons with the one in Budapest - quite a difference. Balaton Breeze – Lake Balaton, Hungary John M. Edwards feels horror vacui visiting Central Europe's largest lake, where Checkov meets Bukowski... Budapest Emerges From Communism’s Shadow – Budapest, Hungary Lucas Aykroyd explores the pictureque Eastern European capital's Iron Curtain legacy, from gigantic statues to pizzas named after Communist icons.