Category Archives: Hungary

Photo of the Week: Margaret Bridge, Budapest

One of our favourite things to do in Budapest was walk along the Danube to see the bridges and famous landmarks lit up at night. We started our walk at Margaret Bridge, which links Margaret Island with both Buda and Pest. Margaret Bridge is the second oldest permanent bridge in Budapest. Construction started in 1872, […]

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How to Spend 3 Days in Budapest- Our Itinerary

As our train pulled away from Prague, I was excited to arrive in Budapest, yet also feeling a little uneasy. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Hungary’s largest city. Would we feel any Soviet influence, lingering from when Hungary was behind the Iron Curtain? Or would Budapest feel similar to the western European […]

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Gellért Hill and the Citadella, Budapest- A Mix of History and Beautiful Views

Gellért Hill is the place to go for the best panoramic views of Budapest. From the top, you get unrivaled views the Danube river and both sides of the city- Buda and Pest. Yet, Gellért Hill is much more than a dramatic viewpoint. As one of the earliest inhabited parts of Budapest, the hill has played a significant role […]

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Photo of the Week: Gellért Monument, Budapest

Across from Budapest’s Elizabeth Bridge is a stone staircase leading up to a large memorial for St. Gellért, Hungary’s first missionary. The statue’s location is not only dramatic in terms of amazing views, but is said to be where Gellért faced a sensational death. Legend has it that Gellért was either hurled off the hill […]

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Photo of the Week: Matthias Church, Budapest

Matthias Church is understandably one of the main attractions on Castle Hill. After all, it is one of Hungary’s most important churches. It has hosted many coronations since its construction in the 13th century, the most notable being the crowning of Franz Joseph and Elizabeth, as well as the last Habsburgs, Karl IV and Zita. […]

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The Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest- Photos, Facts and Tips for Visiting

Budapest’s most recognizable building (and Hungary’s largest), sits majestically along the east bank of the Danube. The Hungarian Parliament building is unmissable- its buttresses, towers and mighty dome are dazzling from near and far. It is especially impressive at night, brightly illuminated in a golden glow. The marble-clad interior is just as striking. Sweeping staircases, […]

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Budapest- Exploring Castle Hill

Crowning the hilly west bank of the Buda side of Budapest, is Castle Hill, a district packed with historic sights, famous for its splendid vistas. Our first day in Budapest was spent exploring the Castle District. We had such a good time wandering the crooked streets, admiring the fabulous architecture, indulging in sweet treats, and […]

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Photo of the Week: Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion was my favourite place on Castle Hill in Budapest.  It’s a unique looking structure, built in neo-gothic and neo-romanesque styles, different from anything else you will see in the city. Fisherman’s Bastion was erected behind Matthias Church, on the spot where a guild of fishermen defended the city from invasion during the Middle […]

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Five Weeks in Europe- Our Itinerary’s Hits and Misses

Not long ago, Mike and I returned home from our amazing honeymoon. We spent five weeks in Europe, experiencing everything from small lakeside villages in the mountains, to one of the world’s most popular festivals. I’ll admit it, I planned a very ambitious (and detailed) itinerary for our five weeks in Europe. I left home […]

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Capture the Colour 2013- Photo Contest

Last year, Travel Supermarket launched a photo contest for travel bloggers called Capture the Colour. It was so successful, that this year they are doing it again. I had never heard of this contest before and just started our blog a few months ago, so when I was nominated to participate by fellow Edmontonian and […]

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