Visiting Szeged, Hungary: My Favourite Photos

Szeged is a city in the south of Hungary, close to the border with Serbia. It is Hungary’s third largest city and is home to a well-regarded university. The influx of students gives the small city an international flavour. I often heard English being spoken on the streets and in the shops. English comprehension amongContinue reading “Visiting Szeged, Hungary: My Favourite Photos”

Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos

I was able to spend the month of August in Budapest, Hungary. It’s a city that I know very well, having already spent a year there through 2014-15. It was fun to return and explore some old haunts, catch up with friends and even discover a few new hidden gems. Here are some of myContinue reading “Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos”

Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo

For many centuries, Esztergom was the most important city in Hungary, acting as the capital from the 10th till the mid-13th century. It was here that the coronation of Saint Stephen of Hungary took place, in the year 1000 or 1001. With his ascension to the throne, Esztergom became the political, cultural and religious centreContinue reading “Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo”

Visiting Székesfehérvár: An Important City in Hungarian History

This week, I took a day-trip to the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár. While it’s ranked as the 10th most populous city in the country, it was once the most important city in Hungary. A thousand years ago, when Saint Stephen of Hungary united the Hungarian people and founded their nation, he granted Székesfehérvár town rightsContinue reading “Visiting Székesfehérvár: An Important City in Hungarian History”

Christmas Time in Budapest

I am back in Canada for the Christmas break but I wanted to share a few photos of Budapest during the month of December. Christmas markets pop up in squares throughout the city, with little wooden huts selling traditional foods, hot wine and gifts. This was my first time in Europe during the winter months.Continue reading “Christmas Time in Budapest”

The Hungarian National Holiday – October 23rd

In‚ Hungary, most public holidays are a mix of religious days and anniversaries of historical events. October 23rd, marks the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution, which saw the Hungarian people rise up against the communist government, backed by Soviet Russia. While at first the revolution seemed to have been a success, with Soviet troops leaving Budapest,Continue reading “The Hungarian National Holiday – October 23rd”

A Working Saturday for Hungarians Ahead of the National Holiday

Today, Saturday, October 18th, was a work day for many Hungarians. The reason for this is because next Thursday is a National Holiday, commemorating the events of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. By working today, Hungarians will enjoy a four day long weekend next week. The National Holiday on Thursday, the earned day off fromContinue reading “A Working Saturday for Hungarians Ahead of the National Holiday”

A Giant Installation in Budapest

This week, drivers crossing from Buda to Pest, on the famous Chain Bridge, will be greeted by this unique‚ installation at‚ Széchenyi Square. The temporary popup, which is called RIPPED UP, was designed by‚ Ervin Loránth Hervé of Gallery Out Of Home. The Gallery Out of Home website has more about the project: The creation has several meanings, suchContinue reading “A Giant Installation in Budapest”

Dental Tourism in Budapest

Before coming to Budapest, I had read that the city is a popular destination for “Dental Tourism. Having two nagging wisdom teeth that I had avoided removing, I made a note of this and kept it in the back of my mind. I had originally set up an appointment in Canada three years ago toContinue reading “Dental Tourism in Budapest”