Szimpla Kert, a ruin bar in Budapest.

I didn’t know what to expect when I researched Budapest and came across ‘you must visit a ruin bar’ so of course added Szimpla Kert to my packed itinerary. I was not disappointed. Just off the Dohany Utca we easily found this bar with its hole in the wall entrance and wacky decoration. Well a ruin bar is […]

The A to Z of Budapest or more than 26 reasons to visit!

Eat authentic Hungarian food at Szazeves and enjoy the musicians who will play your requests at the table. Buda or Pest you decide, two cities for the price of one! Watch the bats circle over Parliament building at night. Castles on both side of the Danube. The chocolate museum near Parliament building. Dahoney street for the Great Synagogue and New […]

Castle Hill, Budapest.

Key Points Location Transport Highlights What to see and do   Highlights for me in this area were the stained glass windows in Mathias Church and the views from the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest is dissected by the River Danube, originally two settlements Buda and Pest and now a top tourist city break in Hungary in […]

Callas Cafe and restaurant – Budapest

Key Points What! Where Food and Drink Entertainment   The Grey Traveller happened upon the Callas cafe and restaurant  on the wide upscale boulevard of Andressy on the Pest side of Budapest. I failed to see the obvious relationship with the name of this eating place and its location straight away …. however after a very acceptable […]

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 […]