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‘Tis the Season

I’d like to think that the creator was aware of the double meaning of this sign :D Spotted inside Szent István-bazilika last spring. We can all sympathize… as we plan our own tourist outings.

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‘Tis the Season

I’d like to think that the creator was aware of the double meaning of this sign :D Spotted inside Szent István-bazilika last spring. We can all sympathize… as we plan our own tourist outings.

Lion’s Den

Budapest has a lot of suspended sites — empty buildings and enclosures that now fulfill no practical function, no useful purpose. Commonly cited to tourists are the old Hungarian State Television building and the Ballet House, both grand and beautiful

Lion’s Den

Budapest has a lot of suspended sites — empty buildings and enclosures that now fulfill no practical function, no useful purpose. Commonly cited to tourists are the old Hungarian State Television building and the Ballet House, both grand and beautiful

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Fisherman’s Bastion

If you can catch Fisherman’s Bastion in the off-season without tourist groups, you’ll find yourself in one of the most romantic spots in Budapest. At night under the glistening Buda lights or in broad daylight under warm sunshine, this place

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Fisherman’s Bastion

If you can catch Fisherman’s Bastion in the off-season without tourist groups, you’ll find yourself in one of the most romantic spots in Budapest. At night under the glistening Buda lights or in broad daylight under warm sunshine, this place

A Few Appropriate Lines

Especially for today but also for the everyday. Not just for Hungary but for everywhere. “No questions of national identity in the present can ever avoid encountering the painful secrets of the past.  In this sense, as long as these

A Few Appropriate Lines

Especially for today but also for the everyday. Not just for Hungary but for everywhere. “No questions of national identity in the present can ever avoid encountering the painful secrets of the past.  In this sense, as long as these

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Streets and Skulls

Nagymező utca is full of great things: the ruin pub Instant, the restaurant Két Szerecsen, a major photography gallery, many many theatres, many many theatre cafes, the sketchy B-City Pub and its friends, a classy tattoo shop, an awesome grocer

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Streets and Skulls

Nagymező utca is full of great things: the ruin pub Instant, the restaurant Két Szerecsen, a major photography gallery, many many theatres, many many theatre cafes, the sketchy B-City Pub and its friends, a classy tattoo shop, an awesome grocer

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Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál

Leather, porcelain, and rooster testicles: staples of the Budapest Spring Festival

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Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál

Leather, porcelain, and rooster testicles: staples of the Budapest Spring Festival

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Windy Weather

This is what Budapest was like. – I know the whole world is talking about the weather going crazy, and Ithaca has conditioned me to shrug when all four seasons chase each other through one day, but it really sucks

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Windy Weather

This is what Budapest was like. – I know the whole world is talking about the weather going crazy, and Ithaca has conditioned me to shrug when all four seasons chase each other through one day, but it really sucks