Szent Istvan Fireworks in Budapest – August 20th, 2014

As mentioned in my previous post, August 20th is St. Stephen’s Day, a National Holiday marking the Foundation of Hungary. The main event for the people of Budapest is the annual fireworks show, which lasts about 30 minutes. I made my way down to the shores of the Danube river to watch the show alongContinue reading “Szent Istvan Fireworks in Budapest – August 20th, 2014”

Budapest: Eastern Europe’s Gem

When researching my trip, I heard nothing but good things about Budapest. Hungary’s capital delivered in a big way, living up to the hype. Often called the Paris of Eastern Europe, the comparison is justified. Budapest offers the aesthetic beauty of the French capital, at a fraction of the cost and without the Parisian seedinessContinue reading “Budapest: Eastern Europe’s Gem”