Top new attractions in Hungary that you must see

Top new attractions in Hungary that you must see

This small country is already filled with historical, cultural and natural treasures but nevertheless it does expand all the time with new touristic attractions of all kinds. Planetary, aquarium, thermal spa, 'tajhaz' (outdoor ethnographic collection) and many other things are created every day and they are all wonderful. Check out what are the top new attractions in Hungary that you must see if you are around in the country, meet old and new kinds of ways to entertain, teach and relax y... [ read more ]

Most beautiful village museums - Hungary

Most beautiful village museums – Hungary

Although there are many old villages in the country that has preserved the architecture as well as the atmosphere of the 18th, 19th century and even older times, in the eyes of a city person or someone from a far away country, a village mueum means a whole different world with its calmness, serenity, close-to-nature lifestyle and time-worn stories. Discovering the following three - in my opinion - most beautiful village museums of Hungary, might prove to be the experience of a lifetime. T... [ read more ]

A short guide to Debrecen for visitors

A short guide to Debrecen for visitors

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and the capital of Hajdu-Bihar county. The city lies on the great plains called Alfold, in the Eastern part of the country, approximately 30 km (18.6 miles) away from the Romanian border and about 225 km (140  miles) from Budapest. It is a pretty city with lots of great things to see and do, sometimes also called the 'Calvinist Rome'. If you arrive by train, the first thing you get to see is the train station from where you can easily get to... [ read more ]

My favorite museums in Pécs

My favorite museums in Pécs

Though not a large country, as I always say, Hungary is full of amazing things to see. Pécs is the 5th largest city in the country and one of my personal favorites for more reasons, first of all because it is really old, founded by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, its name was Sopianae. Secondly because it was choose as the second and third most livable city in 2007 and 2008 respectively in the category of cities with 75 - 200 000 inhabitants and thirdly because in 2010 it get the prestigi... [ read more ]

Hungaricums - the specific Hungarian Products

Hungaricums – the specific Hungarian Products

Earlier we wrote about the most famous Hungarian food and drinks, also belonging to the group of special Hungarian products, but the hardly definable does not exclusively include food and drinks, there are also some other items Hungarians are proud to call their own. Below you will find some of my favorites from among the non-food Hungaricums, you might even have heard of some, like the Rubik's Cube, the Beres Drops or the Zsolnay Porcelain. If you know about other products you think shou... [ read more ]

Hungaricums - Famous Hungarian food and drinks

Hungaricums – Famous Hungarian food and drinks

Every country have some distinctive products that are specific to that country, Hungary is not an exception, there are quite many special products Hungarians are proud to claim for themselves. From art through health to food and drinks there is a wide range of items that belong to the group of hungaricums, all of the highest quality that must be experienced when you visit the country. So here we come with some of the most famous Hungarian foods and drinks, but not all, by any means and th... [ read more ]

Best shopping options in Budapest

Best shopping options in Budapest

Wherever you go in the world, one of the first thing to think about is souvenirs and other things to buy. If you come to Budapest in this time of the year (pre-Christmas, November, December), obviously the first place you should go is the Budapest Christmas Market on the Vorosmarty Square, there you can get gifts and souvenirs of really high quality. But if you come in any other time, you may need a few Budapest shopping option ideas. Whatever you are interested in, from authentic ite... [ read more ]

Top 5 most popular restaurants in Budapest

Top 5 most popular restaurants in Budapest

When you have walked down the Andrassy Avenue, took pictures of the Heroes' Square, have admired the all pieces of art in the Museum of Fine Arts and are through with every - or just some - of the must sees of the city, it is time to head to a good restaurant and eat something special. This short list of the most popular restaurants in Budapest can be great inspiration for any food lover who is or will be in the Hungarian capital. You ca find many wonderful places to eat in the city, but ... [ read more ]

Budapest Christmas Market in 2011

Budapest Christmas Market in 2011

Well there is only 5 weeks left before Christmas and preparations for the winter holidays have already begun all over the world. This means that the iconic European Christmas markets will also open their gates within a few days to provide the ultimate Christmas feeling to all who visit. Budapest hosts one of the most popular Christmas markets in Europe every year, this will by the 13th holiday fair in the Hungarian capital. 143 wooden pavilions await the visitors at the prominent Vorosmar... [ read more ]