8 Ways to Enjoy the Best of Eastern Europe in Budapest

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Are you looking for a more authentic-feeling alternative to Prague’s overpriced restaurants and accommodation and its theme park feel? Here are eight reasons why you should skip out on the Czech Capital and visit Budapest now.

Central Europe: What to see + Easy Tips for Safety & Comfort

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Let Jenn Molholt show you the ropes on a trip around Central Europe: from where to go to how to get there safe and sound, Jenn shares all of the information you need.

King of Budapest – Budapest, Hungary

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Solo Gypsy compares the two-day pass in Lyons with the one in Budapest – quite a difference.