HUNGARY

Pogácsa - the Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa – The Hungarian cheese biscuit

Pogácsa, the Hungarian cheese biscuit – or as it’s simply called: ‘pogi’ – is one of the most popular baked biscuits in Hungary and all around the Carpathian – Pannonian Basin. Every kitchen makes its own version, everyone learned a version of the recipe usually from their mothers or grandmothers, and then adjusted it further …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Villány, wines and cellars in South Hungary – A European tour. Part V.

To speak about visiting Villány and its wines and cellars is just a pleasure. I am a wine lover. Actually, once open a time I wrote a novel about wines and honestly, I never had tasted a Villány wine before. That could sound contradictory but it’s not. As a Spanish guy I never heart about Villány before being personally …

Our top 20 places in 2020 – how & to where we were able to travel during the year of Covid-19…

2020 was not the year of traveling. Neither for us. We, who usually take every occasion to travel, whose everyday life looks like continuously checking options, calendars, travel deals, flight schedules, we also found ourselves in a new reality. The old days were gone, when ever we had free time, we just went to explore, …

Bordeaux Place de la Bourse

8 amazing non-capital cities to visit in Europe

Have you already visited all the big capital cities in Europe?! This is great! But let’s not forget that capitals are usually multinational melting points, and regardless of the amazing sightseeing spots, you can face many catchy tricks, standardized offers, a crowd of tourists, and less authenticity. As they say, to understand the real sense …

Where Joe Biden spent his honeymoon – Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton was mentioned related to where Joe Biden spent his honeymoon. As being Hungarian, always fills my heart with joy and pride when someone mentions my home country or when I can read some nice reviews from other travelers about their experiences in Hungary. Not to mention if they decide to visit Lake Balaton …

Budapest – Bucket list by a local, district by district – Top 44 things to do in the Hungarian capital

I’m usually reading bucket lists before traveling into a new city since the available time is limited, and I always want to be prepared which are the must-see places. And I do prefer the recommendations from locals. For me, it’s always more trustworthy, more reliable, as locals always know better their places, than a one-time …

Hévíz Besides the Obvious

El orgullo de Hungría: el lago Hévíz

El lago Hévíz (pronunciado “hey-wiz” que literalmente significa “hey-agua” en húngaro ☺️) es el segundo lago termal más grande del mundo, pero biológicamente el más activo de los lagos naturales. Además de eso, es el lago termal más grande de Europa. Impresionante, ¿no es así? A pesar de que visité incontables veces este lago en …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Tastant Villány, vins i cellers al sud d’Hongria

Sóc un amant del vi. En realitat, una vegada, vaig escriure una novel·la sobre vins i, sincerament, mai abans havia sentit a parlar del vi de Villány. Això pot sonar contradictori, però no ho és. De fet, a excepció de Budapest, Hongria (Magyarország per als hongaresos), tot i ser membre de la Unió Europea, és …

Hévíz Besides the Obvious

Hungary’s pride: Lake Hévíz

Lake Hévíz (pronounced ‘hey-wiz’ and literally means ‘hey-water’ in Hungarian ☺️) is the world’s second-largest thermal lake, but biologically the biggest active natural lake. Besides that it is the biggest thermal lake in Europe. Impressive, isn’t it? Even though I visited uncountable times this lake in my life, and indeed it’s very popular among locals, …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Catando Villány, vinos y bodegas en el sur de Hungría

Soy un amante del vino. En realidad, una vez, escribí una novela sobre vinos y, sinceramente, nunca antes había probado un vino de Villány. Eso puede sonar contradictorio, pero no lo es. Como español, nunca había probado un vino de Villány antes de comprometerme personalmente con Hungría. De hecho, a excepción de Budapest, Hungría (Magyarország …

Warsaw Besides the Obvious

It’s the final countdown

How to spend your last days in a country that you’re about to leave for good? I was writing down my thoughts 7 months ago… when I actually moved out from Warsaw and change my address for sunny Barcelona. It might be (or not) useful for someone who is going through the same one day. …

Barcelona Besides the obvious

The last good-bye?

We’ll meet again for sure! Or just simply not… and it’s fine too! A last good-bye. I’m already after many last meetings, last coffees, farewell parties, last hugs… repeating the same last conversation for hundred times… And then the last hug and the last sentence: ‘All the very best & good luck in your new …