Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Buda Castle district: Little bit of everything

Located on the west bank of the Danube river is the UNESCO World Heritage site – the Buda Castle district. It is an inevitable landmark for every tourist that visits Budapest. After cycling around Margaret Island we decided to have another look at this magnificent area. Since it wasn’t our first time in the city we just took a walk through this whole part of town without getting into any of the world famous sights. Continue reading

Hospital in the rock: Budapest’s best kept secret

Hospital in the rock: Budapest’s best kept secret

Ready. Set. Nuclear KA-BOOM!

This was the scenario the Hungarians were preparing for during the Cold War. A very dark and powerful side of the history of Budapest is hidden in the rocks and caves under the Buda hill. Located a mere 5 minute walk from the Matthias Church, a place that is crawling with tourists 24/7, is a relatively new and still unknown museum appropriately called ‘The Hospital in the Rock’. Since the museum’s no-photo policy is very strict, I am really sad to inform you that there won’t be any photos on this blog post, but I urge you to go through my confessions of a travelholic, because this was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. However, there are some links to websites with photos at the end of the post. Continue reading

Margaret Island: Riding like the Flintstones

Margaret Island: Riding like the Flintstones

After the busy and tiring day we spent in Vienna we decided to give our legs a little break. Since we are an outdoorsy couple we choose to spend a day in nature on Margaret Island.

Margaret Island is a quiet place on the Danube, located about 500 meters north of the Parliament building. It is a perfect spot for a chill-out day and relaxing from the crowded streets of  Budapest. Continue reading

Budapest zoo: Scary bugs and pointy pigs

Budapest zoo: Scary bugs and pointy pigs

Because it wasn’t our first time in the capital of Hungary we decided to spend the day in the Budapest zoo. When I say ‘we decided’, what I really mean is ‘Ana decided’ because she is a little obsessed with animals. As for me, I just like looking at weird animals. That reminds that nature has a great sense of humor. Continue reading