Hungary

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

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 as well, besides the obvious choice of Budapest. The Lake where actually …

Paella in Albufera

Rice with what? – On the route of Spanish rice dishes

Let’s start with a basic fact. I’m originally coming from a country (Hungary), where people don’t really eat rice. Especially me. Yes, we can find rice there too, usually as a cheap side dish, but just imagine the most boring plain white rice, lacking any culinary fantasy or spices, mainly only salted, or sometimes combined …

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 …

Budapest – Vuelta a Europa, a European tour. Part I.

Anna: Well, our Vuelta a Europa – meaning crossing Europe, or at least some part of the continent with our little bianco gelato Fiat 500 – was a very ambitious plan. Starting from Budapest, Hungary and ending up in Barcelona, Spain meant 2000 km to drive. And of course, we didn’t want to go on …

Hévíz Besides the Obvious

El orgullo de Hungría: el lago Hévíz

A pesar de que visité incontables veces este lago en mi vida, y de hecho es muy popular entre los lugareños, y muy apreciado por los turistas de los países vecinos, al mismo tiempo tengo la sensación de que todavía es un poco desconocido en otras rincones de Europa, por no hablar del mundo entero. El lago …

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

Even though I visited uncountable times this lake in my life, and indeed it’s very popular among locals, as well as very much appreciated by the tourists from neighboring countries, at the same time I have the feeling that it’s still kind of unknown in other parts of Europe, not to mention world-wide. Lake Hévíz …

Villany Besides the Obvious

Tasting Villány, wines and cellars in southern Hungary

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 engaged to Hungary. Indeed, besides Budapest, Hungary (Magyarország for Hungarians) is sadly a very unknown …

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. …

Christmast market Barcelona

Christmas markets in Barcelona

Well, coming from a country where traditionally and historically the Christmas markets are very much part of the festive season, with real snow, with ice skating ring in the middle of the market, with people drinking mulled wine, punch, eating from the street food selection all the local goods, kolbász, lángos, kürtöskalács, etc 😋, where …

Barcelona Besides the obvious

The last good-bye?

We’ll meet again for sure! Or just simply not…and it’s fine too! 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 life’, and this sentence …