With a history dating back to at least the Roman times, Hungarian wine has been around for a while.  However, with generally limited production and distribution, most Americans haven’t had the opportunity to taste the red Bull’s Blood from Eger or the white dessert wine from Tokaji unless they’ve traveled to Hungary.  I was lucky […]

As I wandered the neighborhoods near my hotel, I came across an interesting memorial in Budapest‘s Freedom Square.  It is important to note that, unlike the majority of occupied countries oppressed by the Nazi regime, like Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland, Hungary was actually an Axis power along with Germany, Italy, and Japan during World […]

Mentioned in my Shoes on the Danube and Emanuel Tree posts, Raoul Wallenberg was one of many heroes who worked hard to save Hungary’s Jews during World War II.  He had such a profound impact that there are several memorials to him throughout Budapest, including this one that I passed in a neighborhood on the Pest […]

From the Shoes on the Danube to the Emanuel Tree, Budapest has several memorials for the Hungarian Jews killed during World War II and the heroes that risked their lives to protect them.  Standing in a park behind the Great Synagogue named after one of the heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, stands a beautiful, but heartbreaking weeping willow memorial. […]

Sitting high above the Danube River, on the Buda side of Budapest, sits the majestic Buda Castle.  Lucky for me, the weekend I was in Budapest was also the weekend of the Budapest Wine Festival.  Amazing wine plus breathtaking scenery equaled one amazing first experience in beautiful Budapest! Click on image to enlarge

Completed in 1902 in celebration of the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited sites in Budapest. With lookout towers, arched windows, and wide, sweeping staircases, the bastion was built to deliver a panoramic view of the Danube River and Pest side of the city. Click on […]

And now a post of random photos from beautiful Budapest… Click on any image to enlarge This fountain was on a street between Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion.  It reminds me of my favorite fountain in Kansas City, Pomona. Even the manhole covers are elegant! This statue was near Sándor Palace, the residence of […]