Vajadhunyad Castle Budapest – photoblog

Key points Where What to see and do Not far from the central area of Budapest on the Pest side is the city park – Varosliget. Well worth a detour in an otherwise busy sightseeing schedule. Central to the park is a fairytale castle called Vajdahunyad which you can walk through for free. You can […]

Getting a taxi from Budapest airport – FOTaxi

Exiting the airport at terminal 2b and the signage is very clear, there are automatic doors which make trailing a suitcase or back pack very easy to negotiate. FOTaxi  has it’s own ‘office’ with staff that have very well spoken English. You state your destination and you are given a ticket with the taxi licence plate […]

4 day itinerary in Budapest

Day 1 Pest side St Stephen’s Basilica Opera House Walk along the Pest side of the Danube River Parliament Buildings 1956 Hungarian Uprising memorial Coffee or drinks at Four Seasons Hotel formerly the Gresham Palace Budapest Eye Day 2 Pest side House of Terrors Heroes Square Walk through the park to Vajdahunyad Castle The Great […]

New York Cafe – Budapest

Key Points Location Costs Eating Seeing   So we were £36* lighter or thereabouts after a visit to the decadent New York Cafe . …..but it was so worth it! Part of the Boscolo Hotel and located on Dahoney Street on the Pest side of Budapest, it is close to the great synagogue if you are sight seeing […]

With a Friend Like You – by Fanny Blake

A bombshell is dropped at the supper table and Beth’s very ordered world is suddenly in disarray. Her finely tuned schedules and carefully planned life choices are destroyed when eldest daughter Ella (destined to study Medicine at Cambridge) announces that she is pregnant. Beth turns to her best family friend Megan for advice and consolation […]

1956 Hungarian Uprising memorial – Budapest

A charming gent with an umbrella invited us to take a few steps underground to visit this fascinating memorial. A darkened tunnel lit by displays and floor lights led us through the dark days of October 1956. So many people died and so many people fled. 2500 Hungarians lost their lives and 200,000 moved away. […]