Are you looking for an alternative to Prague's overpriced restaurants and accommodation and its Disney Land feel? Try Budapest, and take a look at the following eight reasons why you should visit Budapest now before it's too late.
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.
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.