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 among … More Visiting Szeged, Hungary: 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 my … More Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos
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 centre … More Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo
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 rights … More Visiting Székesfehérvár: An Important City in Hungarian History
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. … More Christmas Time in Budapest
It was +19C in #Budapest today, so people made sure to enjoy it, despite the gloomy weather. Many climbed up Gellért Hill, which overlooks the Danube River and the Liberty Bridge.
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, … More The Hungarian National Holiday – October 23rd